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Bryan Doty

515-309-0251

bdoty@iowastage.org

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Iowa Stage Theatre Company

PO Box 13466

Des Moines, IA 50310

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Matthew McIver

515-259-0427‬

mmciver@iowastage.org

REHEARSAL SPACE

Iowa Stage Theatre Company

111 11th Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

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Iowa Stage Theatre's high standards for quality, consistency, and inclusion attracts some of the best artists in Central Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa Stage Theatre pays a stipend to ALL performers for their work. In addition to our Resident Artist Company, Iowa Stage Theatre relies on the contributions of many local artists. If you are interested in learning about future opportunities with Iowa Stage Theatre, join our audition notification email list or sign up for an upcoming audition.

Upcoming Auditions

Iowa Stage Theatre Company Standards

 

General Info:

  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, your may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition, or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company, but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work. 

 

The Cake and Julius Caesar Auditions

 

Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions their fall productions of The Cake and Julius Caesar. Here is further information about these auditions.

 

When: 

Sunday, February 9 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm*

*our initial announcement listed times beginning at 1:00pm; the above times are correct. 
We sincerely apologize for the confusion.

Callbacks on February 10 as needed.

Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info below).

 

Where: 

Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 111 11th Street (between Cherry and Mulberry)

First, please fill out the information form:

Show and Audition Requirements:

 

The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by Jennifer Nostrala

First Rehearsal: February (date tbd)

Performances: March 27-April 5, 2020
 

Audition scenes from the show are here. An audition reader will be provided. 

 

CHARACTERS

DELLA: fifties or sixties, pleasant, with a mass of big, curly hair, white

TIM: Fifties or sixties, her husband, a good ol'boy, white

JEN: Early thirties, with a wedding binder, has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life, white

MACY: Early thirties, her reluctant fiancée, African American

GEORGE (VOICE): The voice of a British baking show judge

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Directed by Brad Dell

First Rehearsal: April 26 (approximately)

Performances: June 17-21, 2020

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS, RACES, AND ETHNICITIES. WOMEN AND ARTISTS OF COLOR ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES.

Audition monologues are here. An audition reader will be provided.

CHARACTERS

*+JULIUS CAESAR: Dictator of Rome

+CALPURNIA: Caesar’s wife

 

The conspirators:

*+MARCUS BRUTUS: the leader of the conspirators

*CAIUS CASSIUS: the instigator of the conspiracy

*CASCA

*CINNA

*DECIUS BRUTUS

*METELLUS CIMBER

*TREBONIUS

+PORTIA: Brutus’s wife

*LUCIUS: Brutus’s servant

*MARK ANTONY: friend to Caesar who joins with Octavius to rule/avenge Rome after Caesar’s death

*OCTAVIUS: joins with Antony to rule/avenge Rome after Caesar’s death

*PUBLIUS: (A Roman Citizen)/Soldier

A Soothsayer/Citizen/Soldier

*CINNA: the poet/Citizen/Soldier

*PINDARUS/Citizen/Caesar’s Servant

 

*Actors cast in these roles may be asked to engage in a minimal amount of stage combat.

 

+Actors cast in these roles may be asked to engage in a minimal amount of physical intimacy.