- Circle Theatre Announces Auditions for...
First Rehearsal: September 24, 2018
Performance Dates: October 18 – November 17, 2018
AUDITION APPOINTMENT TIMES: Sunday, June 24th beginning at 12:00pm
CALLBACKS, if warranted: Tuesday, June 26th beginning at 6:00pm
Callback requests will come in the form of e-mail.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
This play is based largely on John Wesley Powell’s journals of his 1869 expedition,
published as The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons.
Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus’ off-the-wall comedy, Men On Boats. With a one-armed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish)
story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition.
Adult language & subject matter
Note on Casting from Jacklyn Backhaus:
"The characters in MEN ON BOATS were historically cisgender white males.
The cast should be make up entirely of people who are not.
I’m talking about racially diverse ac- tors who are female-identifying, trans-identifying, genderfluid, and/or non-gender-con- forming."
John Wesley POWELL—one-armed leader of the expedition
William DUNN—hunter and trapper
John Colton SUMNER—former soldier, current explorer
OLD SHADY- Powell’s older brother, Civil War vet
BRADLEY—lieutenant, manic with youth
O.G. Howland—printer and hunter
SENECA Howland—OG’s quiet little brother
Frank GOODMAN —British, so excited
HALL—mapmaker old soul
TSAUWIAT- a Ute chief (doubles with OG HOWLAND)
THE BISHOP- Tsauwiat’s wife (doubles with SENECA HOWLAND)
MR. ASA- a desert settler (doubles with GOODMAN)
Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available.
Circle Theatre is a member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program.
Housing and transportation are not provided for out of town hires.
AUDITION MATERIALS: Auditions will consist of a monologue/scene from the show (link found in confirmation email).
Please prepare the material for the character you would like to read for.
You will only be allowed to read one.
1. Sign up at this link:
2. Upload your headshot and resume
(using this file name - LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME) to this link:
3. Also bring a physical copy of each to the audition.
Perusal copies of the script are available at Circle Theatre and at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only).
Auditions will be held at:
230 W. 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Sign in at the table in the lobby. We will validate parking, just bring your ticket with you.
Click here for a map of the audition location. MAP
We always encourage you to audition in-person if you can, but if you are unavailable on
June 24th and would like to submit a video audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
If you are have any questions please contact email@example.com
You may also call Circle Theatre's office to schedule your appointment.
Office Hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday - 817.877.3040