Welcome to Perseverance Theatre’s Auditions Portal


CASTING CALL FOR Little Women
by Kate Hamill Directed by Cara Hinh

Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for our upcoming production. Those auditioning will receive sides from the show and will be asked to submit a self-taped video. The deadline for submissions is July 24th. Only non-union contracts available.

Anchorage Rehearsals: Oct 27 - Dec 1, 2022
Anchorage Performances: Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2022

Juneau Rehearsals: Mar 28 - Apr 6, 2023
Juneau Performances: Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2023

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SHOW DESCRIPTION

In this fresh take on a classic coming of age story, the beloved March sisters grow up against the backdrop of the Civil War. Accompanied by the rich boy next door, the temperamental aunt, the stuffy tutor, the devoted mother, and a surprising amount of fake mustaches, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth navigate their way through poverty, loss, and society’s expectations. Named Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal in 2017, Kate Hamill expertly adapts a heartwarming and empowering tale of young women finding their way in the world.

NOTE ON CASTING

We are looking for performers across the spectrum of race, gender, size and ability for any and all roles. Performers who are also singers and musicians are a plus.

To request audition sides, please email headshot and resume to casting@ptalaska.org

CHARACTERS

Marmie / Aunt March- she/her (40+) Any Race/Ethnicity. Marmie: the matriarch of the March family. Good sense of humor. Tough. Strong. Intelligent. Doubles with Aunt March- the most unpleasant old woman imaginable. Has lots of money; privileged. Judgmental.

Meg March- she/her (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The oldest March daughter. Wears glasses. Acts as Marmie's second in the house. A romantic at heart - likes to dress up and have little luxuries in life.

Jo March- gender expansive, she/her, they/them (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The second-to-oldest March. Does not fit comfortably within the given parameters of her given gender role. Extremely ambitious and frustrated by the distance between where she is - and where she wants to be. A mix of insecurity and aspiration. A great sense of humor.

Beth March- she/her (20s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The third March. Very sweet and paralytically shy; Almost incapable of going out in the world; sheltered by her family. Loves deeply and has deep empathy for everyone. Sees much more than anyone realizes. Plays piano.

Amy March- she/her (20s) Any Race/Ethnicity. The youngest March. Opinionated and spunky; popular and quite focused on style. Not the most tolerant of differing viewpoints. Socially intelligent.Sometimes puts on airs. Perhaps a bit spoiled.

Hannah / Mrs. Mingott / Messenger- she/her (30s-50s) Any Race/Ethnicity. Hannah: The March's longtime housekeeper, cook, and defacto babysitter. Takes no nonsense. Mrs. Mingott: a very rich, stylish woman. Vanderbilt-esque,condescending, not terribly pleasant; fancies herself charitable.

Theodore “Laurie” Laurence- he/him (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. Funny, charming, and caring. A natural musician. Wealthy thanks to his inheritance; generous, does not have to think about money. Does not always fit comfortably within the given parameters of his given gender role.Finds a family in the Marches.

John Brooks/Parrot- he/him (20s-30s) Any Race/Ethnicity. John Brooks: Laurie's sometimes stiff and awkward tutor. A rule-follower. A poor man; well educated. Feels deeply. Doubles with Parrot: Aunt March’s parrot. Pure evil. A musty, disgusting bird.

Mr. Laurence / Robert March- he/him (50+) Any Race/Ethnicity. Mr. Laurence: Laurie’s grandfather. A wealthy man. A gentleman in the strictest sense. Has a rigid sense of what is appropriate behavior, especially for a man. Robert March: father to the March girls. Never speaks, but his presence looms large.

We hope to see your audition! Please reach out to casting@ptalaska.org with any questions.

CASTING CALL FOR The Great Leap
by Lauren Yee, Directed by Leslie Ishii

Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for an upcoming production of The Great Leap by Lauren Yee. Those auditioning will receive sides from the show and will be asked to submit a self-taped video for consideration.

The deadline for submissions is September 19. Only non-union contracts available.

This show will be produced and performed in Juneau and then transfer to Anchorage.

Juneau Rehearsals: Jan. 10 – Feb. 16

Juneau Performances: Feb. 17 – Mar. 5 

Anchorage Rehearsals/Performances: Mar. 14 – Mar. 26

 

To request audition sides or to ask questions, please email casting@ptalaska.org.

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION  

Manford Lum knows the game of basketball like the back of his hand. After all, he’s basically a legend on the Chinatown courts. It’s 1989 in San Francisco, and a determined Manford talks his way onto the American team scheduled to play a “friendship” game in Beijing. But when he arrives, he finds himself smack in the midst of post cultural revolution China, where tensions are high and one wrong move could get him into serious trouble. Here, Manford must come to grips with his identity, his past, and the choices he now faces. In this witty and fast-paced comedy by award-winning playwright, Lauren Yee, there’s more at stake than winning and losing, and when personal loyalties and politics collide, it all comes down to the final buzzer.

 

AUDITIONS: 

Looking for non-union actors to play the roles listed below. You do NOT need to do an accent for the auditions.

 

CHARACTERS

MANFORD (POINT GUARD) 17, male, Chinese-American. Intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. Not tall. More Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.

CONNIE (SHOOTING GUARD) 25, female, Chinese-American. Manford’s cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. Level headed, and big picture thinker. A Chris Paul / Klay Thompson type.

WEN CHANG (SMALL FORWARD) 43, male, Chinese. Coach of Beijing University’s men’s basketball team. Observant, and efficient. favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim Duncan would appreciate his energy. (His English is formal, but relatively unaccented.)

SAUL (POWER FORWARD) 52, male, Jewish. Coach of University of San Francisco’s Men’s basketball team. A shit talking, shot blocking, washed up Larry Bird.

You are welcome to generally submit to Perseverance Theatre.

All skill and experience levels welcome.

To submit as an actor to be considered for any production or project on a rolling basis, please fill out the following form.

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Questions/concerns? Email casting@ptalaska.org