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Bryan Doty

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Iowa Stage Theatre Company

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Des Moines, IA 50310

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Matthew McIver

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mmciver@iowastage.org

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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 
A Christmas Carol and Adore Us! Line Auditions

 

Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions for their upcoming productions of A Christmas Carol and Adore Us! Line. Here is further information about these auditions.

 

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. 

A Christmas Carol Auditions:

Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Wilson

Directed by Matthew McIver

First Rehearsal: end of October (date tbd)

Performances: December 13-22, 2019

 

When:

Monday, September 30 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Callbacks on September 30 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 above).

Where:

Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 111 11th Street (between Cherry and Mulberry; two blocks from the Des Moines Social Club)

To Schedule:

Audition scenes from the show will be provided at the audition. Sides will be posted shortly. An audition reader will be provided. 

The role of Scrooge has been pre-cast. Please note that the ages below are merely suggestions, characters may be older or younger within certain ranges. Actors of all ethnicities, identities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

  • Marley: male-identifying, age 55+. Also plays Mrs. Dilber

  • Bob Crachit: male-identifying, age 30+ Also plays Fezziwig

  • Fred:  male-identifying, age 20+ Also plays Young Scrooge

  • Past:  female-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Doll Vendor

  • Present:  male-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Fruit and Cider Vendor

  • Future:  male-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Watchworks Vendor (Mr. Marvel)

  • Mrs. Crachit: female-identifying, age 30+ Also plays Mrs. Fezziwig

  • Mrs Fred: female-identifying, age 20+ Also plays Belle

  • Topper:  male-identifying, age 25+. Also plays First Solicitor and Undertaker

  • Fred's Sister-In-Law (Cynthia): female-identifying, age 20+

  • Second Solicitor:  male-identifying, age 25+. Also plays Old Joe

 

Adore Us! Line Auditions:

Written by Robert John Ford

Directed by Maxwell Schaeffer

First Rehearsal: November (date tbd)

Performances: January 24-February 2, 2020

When: 

Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 

DANCE CALL FOR ALL at 4:45pm

Callbacks 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 above).

Where:

Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 111 11th Street (between Cherry and Mulberry; two blocks from the Des Moines Social Club)

To Schedule:

 

NOTE: We are not just looking for people who resemble the actual candidates but who can uniquely capture the essence of the candidate through voice, gestures, etc. We are not simply casting based on physical resemblance (or cliche impressions).  Actors/singers of any race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected under federal or state law are encouraged to audition. Age ranges may also be quite flexible.

 

Audition scenes from the show will be provided at the audition. Sides will be posted shortly. An audition reader will be provided. Here is a copy of the first scene/song of the show for a taste!

 

Character Breakdown (vocal ranges are not specified; song keys will be adjusted as necessary):

  

Actor 1 Joe Biden

Actor 2 Cory Booker, African-American 

Actor 3 Pete Buttigieg, age 12-40

Actor 4 Julian Castro, Latinx

 Actor 5 Kamala Harris, African-American

Actor 6 Amy Klobuchar

Actor 7 Beto O’Rourke

Actor 8 Bernie Sanders

Actor 9 Elizabeth Warren

Actor 10 Andrew Yang, Asian-American

Actor 11 Iowa Voter: any gender or ethnicity

Actor 12 Other Candidates, Group 1: female-identifying 

Actor 13 Other Candidates, Group 2: male-identifying 

 

Please prepare 16 measures of a song in the musical-theatre style of A CHORUS LINE (but please do not select a A CHORUS LINE song). 

 

Currently, character assignments in relation to the original A CHORUS LINE songs are:

1. I Hope I Get It – Iowa Voter, All

2. I Can Do That - O’Rourke

3. At The Ballet - Harris, Klobuchar, and Gabbard or Warren

4. Sing – Sanders, All

5. Montage Part 1/Hello Twelve - Small Group

6. Nothing - Castro, Harris, O'Rourke, Buttigieg 

7. Montage Part 2/Mother - Small Group

8. Montage Part 3/Give Me The Ball - Booker, All

9. Dance: Ten; Looks: Three - Warren

10. The Music And The Mirror - Biden

11. One - All

12. What I Did For Love - Buttigieg, All

13. Finale - All