Auditions

Actors

The 2020 General Auditions are done. Individual directors will be having show specific callbacks over the next few months. In the meantime, join the mailing list to be the first to hear about calls for actors and auditions.

Call for Actors

Redwood City Play Festival: Co-EXIST: stories of unlikely connection

Performances At Dragon Theatre

Dragon Theatre and Fuse Theatre are proud to announce the 2nd Annual joint one act play festival in Redwood City this June. The Redwood City Play Festival will combine the strengths of both companies to produce one act plays and wrap-around events centered around a central theme and will highlight local artists in local businesses throughout the festival week.  This year’s theme is Co-EXIST: stories of unlikely connection.

We are casting non-equity actors and invite actors to audition for the two one act productions.

We are committed to diversity and representation onstage, and encourage all actors to audition regardless of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, legal status, neurological or physical ability, or educational level.

LOVE SERVING LOVE by Leanna Keyes

An American legend by Leanna Keyes about the intense relationship between Martina Navratilova, the most decorated women’s tennis player of all time, and Renée Richards, the first out trans athlete. Renée wants to play tennis. Facing the US Tennis Association’s objections, she fights her way all the way to the state Supreme Court for her right to play in the women’s league. Once she’s in, she meets the fresh hotshot Martina—a communist defector who will one day become the most decorated Wimbledon player of all time. But right now, she’s just a closeted young girl who strikes up an unlikely match with the woman who might just teach her to turn the power of the crowd to her advantage. Private lives and public stories clash in this new one act play.

Directed by Tessa Corrie

NO SUCH COLD THING by Naomi Wallace

“Grief melts away like snow in May, as if there were no such cold thing”—George Heabert

Meena and her father return to Afghanistan fulfilling a promise to return and bring Alya and her mother back to England. On the edge of a desert the two sisters are ready to embark on their journey when they have an unexpected encounter with an American soldier. Their fates, and his, become entangled as the lines between their divergent realities slowly melt away.

Directed by Peet Cocke

 First Rehearsal: May 4, 2020

Tech Week Starts: June 13, 2020

Opening: June 17, 2020

Closing: June 21, 2020

Rehearsal location is tbd but will likely be in Redwood City. Rehearsal hours will be no more than 40 hours split between 4 weeks.

All performances take place at Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063. Each production will have 4 performances total.

Festival Manager: Christina Diaz, christinad@fusetheatre.org

Character Breakdowns:

LOVE SERVING LOVE

All actors play multiple roles. No one in this play needs to be white or pretty or skinny.

Renée – transgender straight woman, 40s or 40s adjacent, tall, American. Takes-no-shit, abrasive, tenacious, a mentor, an athlete, a reluctant trailblazer, a Renaissance woman.

Martina – cisgender queer woman, 20s. Czech. Big personality, will sacrifice anything or anyone to get what she wants, angry and scared, a natural tennis talent who strives to be a legend.

Ensemble – a woman or nonbinary person who plays 10+ roles of several ages, genders, and classes. Characters range from 10 to 70+ years old.

 

NO SUCH COLD THING

Meena – A young Afghan female, 15 years of age, desire and passion to live her life and her burgeoning sexuality, curious. All of it barely held beneath her experience living under Taliban rule.

Alya – A young Afghan female, 13 years of age, bright, clever, curious about life outside of Afghanistan, deep love for her sister at the same time bitter about being left behind.

Sergio – Latino male, 20s, US Army Soldier, loves drinking with his buddies and his Mama’s French Toast.

 

Auditions:

 Please prepare a 1.5-2 minute monologue (or two shorter pieces).  Bring resume and headshot to the audition.  Callbacks will include readings from the play.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – slots available 6-8:30pm @ Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Slots available 1:30-3:30pm @ BIAC, Bair Island Aquatic Club,

Callbacks TBA for each one-act

 

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094BACA72CA0F49-redwood

 

Headshots and résumés can be mailed year round via US Postal Mail to:

Dragon Productions Theatre Company
ATTN: Auditions
2120 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063

or emailed to the company at info (at) dragonproductions.net

Technical and Creative Staff

Dragon Theatre Technical and Creative Staff Opportunities

We are currently seeking properties, sound designers, costume designers, scenic designers, lighting designers, stage managers, and assistant stage managers for the 2020 season. We’re also always looking for overhire technicians to run the lights and sound in the booth for rentals and smaller events. Potential on-the-job training for some positions available. Interested in Stage Managing, but have never tried? You can start as an Assistant Stage Manager and learn the trade. Please send a letter of intent and resume to info (at) dragonproductions.net. There is a stipend for all production staff positions.