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Performers Sought for "Fun Home" Show

Edmonds, WA, United StatesID: 198782Exp: 10/29/2022

The company is holding auditions for "Fun Home" and looking for actors, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is told in a series of non-linear vignettes connected by narration provided by the adult Alison character. Note: Parents are encouraged to research the content of this musical prior to auditions. Rate: There will be a stipend of $150-$250 depending on time commitment. Additional info: Rehearsals run Jan 30-March 2, 2023 (evenings and occasional Saturdays, totaling 4-5 days a week). Shows are March 3-19, 2023. Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that displays your vocal range and a contemporary monologue under 2 minutes (comedy or drama). Actors may also be asked to read from the script. When applying, please include a resume, headshot, and audition form (see the attachment).

6 roles

AlisonFemale40-44 y.o.All ethnicities

The narrator of the story, very self-aware and able to insightfully comment on her own journey and the complex relationship with her father and his tragic death. Vocal: Alto – low E to light belt C#

BruceMale40-54 y.o.All ethnicities

Alison’s father, a high school English teacher who is also a funeral home director. A complex man with a temper, partially due to his repressed homosexuality. Loving and attentive (at times) to his children but also shows flairs of anger. Vocal: Tenor – B to G

HelenFemale40-54 y.o.All ethnicities

Alison’s mother has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife, but is frustrated with her marriage and her husband’s relationships with other men. Vocal: Mezzo – Ab to mixed E

Medium AlisonFemale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

Freshman at Oberlin College and discovering her sexuality. Intelligent, well-read and socially awkward. *Must be comfortable with portraying a same-sex relationship with same-sex kissing. Vocal: Alto – strong mix-belt to C and mix to E

Roy/Mark/BobbyMale18-26 y.o.All ethnicities

Plays numerous roles from Roy, a young guy who is hired to do yard work, Mark, a junior in high school, Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer in a rock band. May appear shirtless in one scene (this is negotiable). Vocal: Tenor to a B

JoanFemale20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Alison’s first girlfriend whom she meets at Oberlin. Joan is a poet, feminist, and activist. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her own skin. *Must be comfortable with portraying a same-sex relationship with same-sex kissing. Vocal: Alto, strong with harmonies