Auditions

Upcoming Auditions:

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A Bright Room Called Day

written by Pulitzer-Prize winner Tony Kushner and directed by Lindsay Teter.

In 1930s Berlin, a group of left-leaning friends struggle to understand the world around them as Hitler rises to power. However, while they claim to have lofty ideals, they do not partake in active resistance against Hitler. The main character, Agnes, is mainly concerned about keeping her rent-controlled apartment. Meanwhile, these events are contrasted with a parallel presentation of events in America in the 1980s by a modern day activist, Zillah, who insists on taking action to fight repression and authoritarianism.

AUDITION DATES:
Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, January 16th, at 6:30 PM

Audition Location:
Stage Left Theater
108 W 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

NOTES:
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. All races and body types considered, ages noted per character.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Agnes Eggling: Female 20s-30s – Character actress in the German film industry. Warm, caring but anxious. In a relationship with Husz. Passionate for political change, but scared. Role requires kissing.

Gregor “Baz” Bazwald: Male 20s-30s – Gay man who works for the Berlin Institute of Sexuality. Theatrical, flamboyant. Politically minded but holds himself aloof from its operations.

Paulinka Erdness – Female 20’s-30s – Minor star in the German film industry. Bold, dramatic, sensual and selfish. Not political. Addicted to psychotherapy and opium.

Annabella Gotchling – Female 30’s-50’s – Communist artist and poster designer. Extremely political and utterly convinced of communist principles. Logical, blunt to the point of seeming harsh.

Vealtninc Husz – Male 30’s – Cinematographer and Hungarian exile. Intellectual, impassioned, caring. Wears an eyepatch. In relationship with Agnes. Role requires kissing, German/Hungarian accent, being shirtless.

Rosa Malek – Female late teens – 20’s – Communist party employee. Extremely political and very “by-the-book”. Impassioned and argumentative.

Emil Traum – Male 30’s-60’s – Communist party employee. Extremely political and regimented. Loyal to all communist principles.

Die Alte – Female 50s-70’s – Name means “old one” – Neighbor of Agnes. Disheveled, haunting, aggressive yet ethereal. Visits Agnes without permission to beg for food. Unstable.

Gottfried Swetts – Male 20’s-40’s – Distinguished, handsome. The literal devil. Can range from manic, terrifying and animalistic to smooth, seductive and charming.

Zillah Katz – Female 20’s-30s – Jewish American woman living in the 1980’s. Provides commentary and opinions and history from outside the action of the main story. Punk, impassioned, fearless in her opinions. Intelligent but paranoid, conspiracy theorist. Can be hostile. Lives in Agnes’ apartment 60 years after her.