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Jitterbug Perfume
Cafe Nordo

  • Jitterbug Perfume
  • Cafe Nordo
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 28, 2019
  • Project Ends: May 12, 2019


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  • Contact Person: Opal Peachey
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    109 South Main Street
    Seattle, WA 98104


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    email for appointment.

    Submission instructions:
    Email your headshot and resume to schedule an appointment to audition.

Indulge all 5 senses as Nordo’s first in-house adaptation takes on the cult classic Jitterbug Perfume from beloved local writer Tom Robbins, directed by Erin Brindley. Our audience will don their Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open the genie’s bottle, causing past, present and future to collide at the table in a soaring ode to love eternal.

We are casting for an ensemble of 9 character actors, almost all of whom will play multiple roles in this sweeping adaptation from writers Terry Podgorski and Stephen Robinson.

Jitterbug Perfume will begin rehearsals in late January 2019 and go into tech rehearsals on March 2nd. Jitterbug Perfume will open March 14th and run Weds-Sunday with evening performances through May 12th. Rehearsals will mainly be 4-5 hours during the daytimes, though we may adjust for a few evening rehearsals depending on the actor's availability. No conflicts will be accepted during the tech rehearsals. Please ask in your appointment request email if you have more specific questions.

 

Other details:
As Café Nordo is an immersive dinner theater, some food service is required for all performers, if they wish to be a part of the tip pool. As regards accessibility, performers must be able to climb a flight of 20 stairs multiple times per performance, as these stairs connect the backstage, dining room and performance space.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ALOBAR – Male Identified, any race, 40-50, his immortality has allowed him to experience
eternal love with Kudra.

PRISCILLA – Female Identified, any race, 20-27, our hero. Works as a waitress at a Mexican
restaurant by day, tried to unlock the secrets of the ancient perfume bottle she stole from
her stepmother and V’Lu by night. Best friends with Ricki.

WIGGS DANNYBOY – Male Identified, any race, 35 – 50, extremely charming, bit of a
cowboy vibe

KUDRA – Female Identified Indian Woman, character plays ages between late twenties and
fifty, fled the funeral pyre of her husband to find Alobar amongst the Bandaloops.

RICKI/LALO THE NYMPH – Female Identified - Ricki – 20s, any race, female identified, in
love with Priscilla, bartender, punk-rock lesbian. Lalo – Is a nymph.

MADAME DEVALIER/SHAMAN – MADAME DEVALIER – 50s, female identified, any race,
old-school New Orleans perfumer with a Creole accent. Mentor to V’Lu, Stepmother to
Priscilla. SHAMAN – Ancient, wise, and totally surprised by the entrance of Alobar.

V’LU – Female Identified African or African-American 30s, Cajun accent also capable of
fluent French, double agent to Madame Devalier’s perfumery and the French perfume
house. Brilliant perfumer who understands the value of the bottle in Priscilla’s possession.

CLAUDE/BINGO PAJAMA/PAN – Male Identified, African-American, Any Age - CLAUDE –
money man for the French Perfumery. BINGO PAJAMA – Jamaican flower importer. A
swarm of bees flies around his head. Powerful, and a bit magical. PAN – The God Pan. A
Satyr. Actor must be a very physical one as there will be satyr legs to wear.

MARCEL/WREN –Any Race, 35-45, MARCEL - “The Nose”, brilliant French Perfumer,
having a romantic relationship with V’Lu. WREN – Alobar’s first wife, crafty, risks
everything to save Alobar’s life.

Audition/Interview Dates:
November 29 - December 1st

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
December 14th and 15th

Audition Requirements:
Prepare sides that will be emailed upon appointment. Auditions will be 15 minute slots.

Monetary compensation:
Actors will receive a stipend for rehearsals as well as $65 per show with a full share of the tip pool. All roles require some food service.

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