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BPA Auditions for FUN HOME
Bainbridge Performing Arts

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  • BPA Auditions for FUN HOME
  • Bainbridge Performing Arts
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 13, 2020
  • Project Ends: Mar 11, 2020
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Deirdre M Hadlock
  • Primary Phone: 2068424560
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    Bainbridge Performing Arts
    200 Madison Ave N.
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition.

BPA Auditions for for FUN HOME will be held October 19 and 26. FUN HOME includes roles for 2 Adult Men (ages: 20's & 40's), 4 Adult Women (ages: two college age, two in their 40’s), 1 Girl (age 8-12ish), and 2 Boys (ages 6-13ish). Join us for a refreshingly honest, funny, and intimate musical about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Other details:
Rehearsals will be held at both Bainbridge Performing Arts and TPS in Seattle. Cast members will be provided with walk-on ferry passes for rehearsals and performances.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
FUN HOME includes roles for two adult men (ages 20’s and 40’s), four adult women (two college age and two in their 40’s), one girl (age 8-12-ish), and two boys (ages 6-13-ish). View a complete list of characters online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Roles listed are representative; we are open and excited to consider all actors for all roles, and encourage actors of all races and genders to audition. All roles are open to audition.

ALISON – Alison Bechdel in her early 40s. The narrator of this story. Now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.
MEDIUM ALISON (Early to mid-20s to play 19) – Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. For an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Joan.
SMALL ALISON – Alison Bechdel as a child, around 8 years old when we meet her. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song.
BRUCE – Alison’s father. A high-school English teacher and funeral home director, who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home. A complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression. He can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play some piano a plus.
HELEN – Alison’s mother. Frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous marriage. She has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband. Must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song. Ability to play piano a plus.
JOAN – A student at Oberlin. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Medium Alison.
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old when we meet him. As the oldest of the three children he strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.
JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old when we meet him. Like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. Seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.
ROY / PETE/ MARK / BOBBY JEREMY – Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination. Seeking a singer with a strong, clean 70s pop sound.

Audition/Interview Dates:
October 19 & 26: Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Audition Requirements:
Those auditioning are requested to prepare a verse and chorus of a contemporary Musical Theatre song (no pop songs please) and a 1-2 minute monologue. An accompanist will be provided but you must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please – no outside accompanists or acapella singing.

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