Generic Theater is launching its 35th season
with the regional premiere of
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by Anne Washburn with music by Michael Friedman
Director: Garney Johnson
Assistant Director: Tony Robinson
Music Director: Karla Robinson
Dates and Times of Audition:
Monday, June 15 7pm
Tuesday, June 16 7pm
Wednesday, June 17 7pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday, June 20 (time TBD)
See www.generictheater.org/parking.html - Auditions will be in the Generic Theater performance space underneath Chrysler Hall, accessible through the Little Hall in the lower level of the Scope parking garage. You can park in the garage ($3 fee after 6pm) or use the stairway through the red door to the right of the Chrysler Hall box office.
PARKING ADVISORY: The Scope garage now charges for parking at night, so be prepared to spend a dollar or two, or do as we do and park free on Bute Street and walk across the street. Parking Map
Weeknights and Saturday days at Generic Theater
at Generic Theater
August 21 through September 13 (Thursday through Saturday nights, Sunday matinees)
In a post-apocalyptic setting, a group of survivors decide to form a theater company to perform their favorite episode of The Simpsons ("Cape Feare" when Sideshow Bob first tries to kill Bart Simpson). In this dark comedy/drama/musical, we experience how the importance of staying connected to our past allows for pop culture to evolve into mythology for a future age.
Generic Theater is seeking NON UNION actors to fill 3 male and 5 female roles (20s to 40s, open ethnicity). All performers must have strong movement skills and be able to sing on pitch with the capability of maintaining a part in a capella harmony. Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. Be prepared to provide all scheduling conflicts through September 13.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script, no singing. All those auditioning must be available for callbacks between 10am and 4pm on Saturday June 20 for additional reading from the script as well as singing exercises for pitch and blend.
If you have questions about the auditions you may contact the director at gjohnson [at] generictheater.org
All roles are open for casting, listed by character name and Simpsons role(s) performed during the show within a show:
MATT [HOMER / SCRATCHY] (male): A true Simpsons enthusiast, effective storyteller who enjoys entertaining.
JENNY [MARGE] (female): High spirited and friendly, a true extrovert.
SUSANNAH [SECOND FBI AGENT / ITCHY] (female): Somewhat scatterbrained, but very sincere and compassionate, strong acting skills.
SAM [BART / MR. BURNS] (male): Cautious and dependable, unassuming, strong character actor/singer.
COLLEEN [FIRST FBI AGENT / LISA] (female): Reclusive and shy at first, but ultimately the toughest member of the troupe, an alpha type waiting to emerge.
GIBSON [LOVING HUSBAND / SIDESHOW BOB / HOMER] (male): True survivor but very personable, opinionated yet reasonable.
QUINCY [BUSINESSWOMAN / BART] (female): Petite and poised but very assertive, strong actress/singer.
NEDRA [CHORUS LEADER] (female): Only appears in final act, completely sung, strong vocal skills.