Acadiana Repertory Theater is auditioning for TASTE.
Want to be in our 20th production, the first of our 2017 season? Then this is the opportunity for you! Join us at Cite des Arts on March 4th from 1-3pm or on March 6th from 6:30pm-8:30pm to audition for one of the available roles! No need to prepare a monologue. We will provide scenes for you to read. You do not need to come both nights, nor will you be required to stay for the entire time. Rehearsals will begin some time in April, with performances opening on May 19th and running for two weeks. Deborah Ardoin will be directing.
If you have any questions or can’t make it to the official auditions but still want to read for a role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Astrid, a radical young New York activist, inherits Chateau Chevalier, a winery in the heart of California’s richest wine region. Though she hates the industry’s decadence, she agrees to be transformed by the head winemaker into a wine-savvy, media-friendly heiress in order to save the Chateau from imminent bankruptcy. This fun comedy, based on Pygmalion, will be a great way to kick off our season and is sure to make you thirsty for a glass of wine!
Astrid Chevalier: A streety political activist, F 25-35
Liv Spinner: The winery’s bookeeper and marketing director, F 25-40
Spike Babic: An unemployed musician, M 25-35
Walter Kendrick:A Rival winemaker at a nearby winery, M 35-65
Gillian Kendrick:Joe’s ex-wife, now married to walter, F 25-45
Fleur De Mille: A reviewer for Wine Spectator, F 35-80
Streetcar Name Desire
Audition times and dates: June 10, 2 pm-4pm and June 11, 2pm-4pm
To sign up for auditions, call the LRE at 337-371-5481 or FB message us directly.
Auditions will consist of cold reads. If you have a monologue you like to share, please limit it to 1 minute. Those auditioning are encouraged, but not required, to attend both days.
The priciple roles of Blanche, Stanely, Stella and Mitch will be non-union paid roles.
Performances will be in October 2017. We wil begin reheasals in August 2017.
Blanche DuBois (Lead): Female, 30-40
Stella’s older sister, at least 30, raised with money but now destitute, her grip on reality is far too loose, carries eternal guilt, has a way with words and possesses an alarming internal dialogue.
Stella Kowalski (Supporting): Female, 21-28
Blanche’s younger sister, about 25 years old, left the fancy estate in Mississippi and moved to New Orleans as a teenager where she lives with her husband, Stanley, to whom she is attracted like an animal, torn between Blanche and Stanley and ultimately sides with her husband, even after Blanche accuses him of raping her.
Stanley Kowalski (Supporting): Male, 26-30
Stella’s husband, pushing 30, lean, vibrant, radiates energy, has dirt under his nails. Unshakeable world view and sees his commonness as above Blanche’s pretensions. He hits his wife, rapes her sister, and shows no remorse.
Harold “Mitch” Mitchell (Supporting): Male, 26-30
Stanley’s buddy from the war, work and poker. His mom is quite ill and he quickly falls for Blanche, as if she’s the eternal answer. He sweats through his awkwardness, but is sensitive and a gentleman – until he learns the truth about Blanche’s sordid past. Yet, at the end, he and Stella are the only ones who lament Blanche’s fate.
Eunice (Supporting): Female, 23-40
Stella’s friend, upstairs neighbor, and landlady. We see the low-class life of the French Quarter through her and her husband, Steve. Eunice lets Steve beat her, yet remains affectionate. And it’s her urging that propels Stella at the end to disbelieve Blanche’s accusation against Stanley.
Young Collector (Supporting): Male, 15-19
a teenager who comes to collect for the newspaper when Blanche is home alone. He’s just an innocent kid whom Blanche hits on, showing us how far she’ll stoop to feel power. He epitomizes the young man Blanche married so long ago, and who killed himself after she ridiculed him upon learning he is gay.
Steve (Supporting): Male, 32-40
Pablo (Supporting): Males & Females, 28-40
Woman of color (Supporting): Female, 26-45
Latino Woman (Supporting): Female, 22-49
Doctor (Supporting): Male, 30-64
Nurse (Supporting): Female, 30-50