2022-2023 SEASON GENERALS
OPEN CASTING CALL
4711 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
For the 2022-2023 season, in-person general auditions will be held in
7-minute time slots Thursday – Sunday, August 4th – 7th at ArtsWest. Video submissions will also be accepted for anyone unable to audition in person.
Our 2022 – 2023 Season can be found here. This season we look forward to sharing stories of real-life heroes, neurodiversity, queer femme rockers, and MCs with Christmas Spirit. Even if at first glance, you don’t see yourself reflected in this season, we would love for you to share your time and talent with us and get to know you as an artist. Actors of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Your seven minutes are yours to use however you see fit – one long monologue, two short monologues, a monologue and a song, or any combination thereof. You do not need to fill the full seven minutes.
For musical auditions, feel free to sing from any genre you feel shows who you are as an artist. Selections from outside the musical theater canon are welcome! An accompanist will be available for musical auditions.
Thursday, August 4th, 1pm – 4pm (MONOLOGUES)
Thursday, August 4th, 4:30pm – 7pm (MUSICAL)
Thursday, August 4th, 7pm – 8pm (MONOLOGUE OR MUSICAL)
Friday, August 5th, 10 am – 1pm (MONOLOGUES)
Friday, August 5th, 2pm – 6pm (MONOLOGUES)
Saturday, August 6th, 10 am – 1pm (MONOLOGUES)
Saturday, August 6th, 2pm – 6pm (MONOLOGUES)
Sunday, August 7th, 10am – 1pm (MUSICAL)
Please select a musical audition if you are intending on singing.
You are invited to self-select a time slot that works for you here for in-person auditions. Click here to schedule an audition! Once you’ve scheduled an audition, you’ll receive an email from Athena Duran, Company Administrator with further instructions on how to submit your headshot, resume, and additional audition materials. If you are interested in submitting a video audition rather than scheduling an in-person audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago’s Q Brothers Collective have written an ‘ad-rap-tation’ of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. A cast of 4, plus a DJ, mix hip-hop, dance hall, reggae, rock ballads, and dubstep to present a fresh take on Scrooge’s ‘journey of rhythm, rhyme, and redemption.’
SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR
SCROOGE TRACK --SCROOGE, Younger Scrooges
TRACK 1 --Oliver,Fred, Rahm, Dilber, Marley Backup Dancer, Past Backup Dancer, Chuzzlewit, Dick Wilkins, Present Backup Dancer, Mama Cratchit, Future Dancer.
TRACK 2 --Cal, Bob Cratchit, Marley Backup Dancer, Ghost of Christmas Past, Present Backup Dancer, Martha Cratchit, Fred’s Partner Steven, Future Dancer, Thief.
TRACK 3 --Other Kid, Ari, Jacob Marley, Past Backup Dancer, Pip, Belle, Ghost of Christmas Present, Lil’ Tim, Trish, Future Dancer.
Actors of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.
Actors are welcome to submit for whichever role they feel best aligned with. Submitting for all roles is also welcome.
Auditions will take place at ArtsWest:
Monday, July 18th: 10am –5pm & 6pm–8pm
Tuesday, July 19th: 9am–2pm
Wednesday, July 20th: 9am–2pm
If you cannot attend during this time, you may also submit a video audition.
Sign up for a 7-minute audition slot using Sign-Up Genius HERE.
You may bring your headshot and resume or email digital copies before your audition to our Company Administrator, Athena Duran, email@example.com
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Each season ArtsWest produces at least 50% plays by BIPOC playwrights. With very few exceptions, these plays are directed by BIPOC directors, and BIPOC casting associates are present in all casting rooms regardless of the identity of the playwright. ArtsWest also employs BIPOC actors throughout the season, including in plays by white playwrights and so-called “canonical” material.
In all of the above cases, ArtsWest has operated under a philosophy of “color-conscious” casting as opposed to “colorblind” casting. This has been far from a perfect practice, but in the best cases it has meant that racialized narratives created by casting choices are thoroughly discussed by the director, casting associates, and creative team, and developed in collaboration with the actors involved. This work is supported by cultural and/or racial equity consultants on each show. This also means being specific in regard to races called for by the script.
The emerging idea of “identity-conscious” casting has further galvanized our desire to ensure that the practices above show up in all cases, not just in the best cases. You can read more about identity conscious casting here. Identity conscious casting doesn’t just end in the casting room, but becomes a fundamental aspect of design and rehearsal processes, as well as performance runs.