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Jack & Aiden

By Lane Michael Stanley & Tova Katz

Accepting Video Submissions for both roles

 

 

Ground Floor Theatre is holding video auditions for the world premiere of Jack & Aiden written by Lane Michael Stanley and Tova Katz and will be directed by Trace Turner. This play is a world premiere of a brand new musical with an expected workshop in late summer/early fall. Jack & Aiden is about love lives, hookup apps, and discovering who we are; both in our relationships with others, and with ourselves.

Jack & Aiden is a small-cast relationship drama musical.  When Aiden first meets Jack, it’s through the transactional world of gay male hookup apps– Aiden’s first exploration since transitioning. But as the two spend more time together, things get complicated - they must navigate their grief, recovery and trauma and find out if they can hold one another’s human messiness. Jack & Aiden asks what it takes to open ourselves up to the profound joy and pain that come with truly being known.

 

GFT is seeking actors to fill all roles.

Auditions are continuing by video and we would like to see a 32-bar cut of your choosing and a short monologue.  This is a  nationwide search for an actor to play Jack or Aiden (travel expenses covered and only one actor may be non-local). Interested actors should send a video with 32 bars of a song and a short monologue to lisa@groundfloortheatre.org

 

All positions are paid an honorarium.

 

Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape.

 

Casting actors for all characters 

 

  • JACK (Cisgender man): Late 30s/Early 40s. Late 30s/Early 40s. Jack is a recovering addict and a regular on hook up apps. Charming, confident, a romantic. This role requires brief nudity and we will be working with an intimacy director respecting the actors boundaries.  If you have questions about this email lisa at lisa@groundfloortheatre.org

  • AIDEN (Transgender man): Late 20s/Early 30. Aiden is still coping with the loss of a spouse while also navigating the waters of gay dating. Anxious, an academic, guarded but with a big heart on the other side of those walls, also a romantic.

 

Performances will be November 30 – December 16, 2023, with rehearsals beginning in Late October/Early November. Workshop dates will be determined based on the actors’ and the creative team’s availability.

Auditions

Ground Floor Theatre

Announces auditions for

Always a Boy

By Jo Ivester & Jeremy Ivester

 

Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for the world premiere of Always a Boy  written by Jo Ivester & Jeremy Ivester and will be directed by Lisa Scheps. This play is a world premiere of a new play inspired by the best selling book Never a Girl Always a Boy by Jo Ivester.

Always a Boy centers on a boy named Joshua and his mother, Rachel, as they prepare for another big family wedding day. They reminisce about the last family wedding, when Joshua began his gender journey alongside his sister’s matrimony journey. Gender, binary thinking, and previously unspoken pain come to a head as the pair face the blunt truth of Joshua's struggle.

GFT is seeking actors to fill all roles.

Auditions will be held at Ground Floor Theatre (979 Springdale Rd at Airport) on December 9th from 12 – 5 with Callback on December 11. They will be by appointment only and will consist of readings from the script… you will receive a complete script when your appointment is confirmed.

 

All positions are paid an honorarium.

 

Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape. Auditioners should bring a resume and headshot with them.

 

 

Casting actors for all characters 

 

  • is a self-confident man in his mid to late 20s. The play is his story told in a conversation with his mother, looking back at his life. Mostly calm, Joshua can be passionate when he believes something is important. Actors of trans experience who identify as transmasculine or nonbinary are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

  • COLLEGE JOSHUA is a college sophomore in his early 20s. Self-reflective and afraid of change, he is determined to figure out his best path forward, moving beyond his fears. He loves sports. He wears men’s clothes and wants to be like his big brother, Seth. Actors of trans experience who identify as transmasculine or nonbinary are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

  • YOUNG JOSHUA is a prepubescent tween, approximately 12 years old. He is graceful when playing sports, though awkward when wearing anything remotely girly. He wants to please his parents and older siblings. He is dressed in his middle school football uniform. Actors of trans experience who identify as transmasculine or nonbinary are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

  • RACHEL (MOM) is a practical woman in her 40s to 60s. Usually in complete control of any situation, she can lose her composure in an instant when it comes to anything hurting one of her kids. She smiles a lot and tries to make everyone comfortable. She is incredibly devoted to her family.

 

  • RICHARD (DAD) is a solid-as-a-rock man in his 40s to 60s. He generally does not show his emotions yet is able to communicate openly and honestly with his wife and children. He is both logical and supportive, with a tremendous sense of responsibility. He enjoys being silly and has a wonderful sense of humor.

  • BECCA is Joshua’s older sister, in her late 20s. She is focused more on friends than family but adores what she views as her little sister and imagines a time when they will be close once again. She cares about what others think but is also fiercely loyal to family, no matter what.

 

  • SETH is Joshua’s older brother, in his mid 20s. He is fun-loving and values transparency, both by making no assumptions about others and by speaking honestly about himself. Although sarcastic at times, he truly cares about Joshua’s happiness.

 

  • TUCKER is Seth and Joshua’s childhood friend who has remained close after they’ve all left for college. He is Seth’s age, yet closer to Joshua. He is a terrific listener, playful, and willing to take risks when it comes to personal relationships. He is gay, but doesn’t come out to everyone until college..

 

Performances will be February 15 – March 2, 2024, with rehearsals beginning in Early January

 

Auditioners should bring a resume and headshot with them.

 

For an appointment, please email Lisa@groundfloortheatre.org

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