Auditions

We are currently auditioning for the Anthropologists’ Artemisia’s Intent and Wonder of Our Stage


Artemisia’s Intent

Show dates:

May 26-28 and June 9-11.

Rehearsal schedule:

Rehearsals will begin in early April. Through April and early May, they will be online via Zoom, and the schedule will allow the actor time for memorization and solo work. The last two weeks will be in person and much more intense.

The exact days and times of rehearsal depend largely on the actor’s schedule. 

About Artemisia’s Intent:

Content Warning: Artemisia’s Intent tells the story of a survivor of sexual assault. The play does not stage the assault, although it describes it. It also describes, but does not stage, other forms of physical violence. The script is available upon request.

Devised by the Anthropologists, a New York-based ensemble, Artemisia’s Intent delivers a captivating physical performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Inspired by every proclamation of “me too,” The Anthropologists craft a startling portrait of a woman caught at the intersection of power, assault, and art.

This is a one-woman show. The script is available for review upon request.

We welcome auditions from professional, non-Equity female or nonbinary actors of any race, ethnicity, or disability status. This is a paid role; our rate for actors this season is $500.

Sign up to audition for Artemisia’s Intent

Use this form to sign up for an in-person audition or submit a self-tape. Your resume and headshot are required in this form.


Wonder of Our Stage

Show Dates:

September 8-10 and 15-17

Rehearsal schedule:

About the rehearsal schedule:

Rehearsals will begin in early August or late July. We will primarily meet in person at Silk Moth Stage (near Hinton, VA). There will be an intensive weekend of August 12.

The exact days and times of rehearsal depend largely on the actors’ schedules. 

About Wonder of Our Stage:

Wonder of Our Stage imagines that Queen Elizabeth commissions John Dee to find a Husband for her that is neither a subject nor a foreign prince, and Dee decides to make a husband for her (Pinocchio style).  After he brings this wooden Automaton to life, the Queen rejects it, calling it a toy.  Dee is convinced that he can make Queen Elizabeth love this creation, if he can make him act more like a man.  So he hires the actor Richard Burbage to teach him how to “act like a man” and this begins the path toward the Automaton becoming William Shakespeare. 

It’s a funny, weird story that asks deep questions about what it means to be human, and why people are so compelled to create art. 

Wonder of Our Stage was selected for a staged reading as part of the Players Centre’s 2018 New Play Festival (in Sarasota) and out of the five plays included in that festival won “Best Play.”  Monica Cross was awarded the 2019 John Ringling Towers Individual Artist Award for Performing Arts for this script.

We are seeking auditions from professional, non-Equity actors of any race, ethnicity, gender, age, or disability status for the following roles:

  • Automaton: A creation made from the perfect combination of English oak, philosopher’s stone, and the touch of the divinely chosen monarch.
  • John Dee: Mathematician, astrologer, alchemist, necromancer.
  • Cuthbert Burbage: The money guy; skeptical but caring.
  • Richard Burbage: The actor. Slightly younger, brother to Cuthbert. Larger than life, about everything.

The role of Queen Elizabeth is precast.

The script is available for review upon request.

All roles are paid. Our rate for actors this season is $500.

Sign up to audition for Wonder of Our Stage

Use this form to sign up for an in-person audition or submit a self-tape. Your resume and headshot are required in this form.