By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Marti Gobel
Scripps Ranch Theatre is accepting submissions for their production of THE TAMING.
First auditions will be self-tape submissions only. To request an audition, please email your headshot and résumé (as well as to which character you’d like to audition for), to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit. Auditions will consist of reading sides from the play.
In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. This madcap romp tackles modern American political extremism, feminism, James Madison, Shakespeare, and beauty queens, The three slightly insane women at its core just might be political geniuses. Here’s lookin’ at you, America.
PATRICIA (F) (30-40): aide to Senator Peter Baxter (R-GA), conservative. Also plays JAMES MADISON, 1787
BIANCA (F) (20-30): hipster analyst, liberal. Also plays INTERN, sweet good-girl intern and CHARLES PINCKNEY, 1787
KATHERINE (F) (20-30): passionate Southern belle/pageant winner/master mind. Must be able to sing. Also plays GEORGE and MARTHA WASHINGTON, 1787, and, DOLLEY MADISON (which is just MARTHA with a brown wig).
You must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative COVID test for audition.
FIRST AUDITION: Invite self-tape. Sides will be sent to you once your submission has been accepted. Deadline to submit: Dec. 23rd.
CALLBACK: Dec. 27th. Invite only.
Legler Benbough Theatre (SRT) on Alliant International University Campus, 9783 Avenue of Nations (Off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch)
Rehearsals will begin March 8th. Rehearsals will typically take place at the theatre unless otherwise arranged. Rehearsals are Tuesday through Saturday but will increase as we near opening.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at Scripps Ranch Theatre
April 8, 2022- April 24, 2022.
Questions should be directed via e-mail to SRT’s Audition Coordinator, Cristyn Chandler, at email@example.com.
SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE IS ADHERING TO THE AB5 LAW FOR PAYMENT.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
For further information about SRT, and for directions, go to www.scrippsranchtheatre.org.