Casting Professionals for the "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" PlayArlington, VA, United StatesID: 215054Exp: 2/7/2023
Looking for actors to play the roles in the play "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". Additional information can be found below. About the project: Synopsis: Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the tale of how a “slip of a girlyboy” from communist East Berlin, Hanschel, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. The show daringly breaks the fourth wall, as Hedwig directly tells the audience of her past tribulations and heartbreak in the form of an extended monologue paired with rock songs. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity. Featuring a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting for anyone who’s ever felt different. Additional info: Covid-19 Policy: All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated. Please bring a headshot and resume if available. If you do not have a headshot, we are happy to take your picture for casting purposes. Please prepare at least 20 bars of a rock song, or musical song similar in style to that of the show. An accompanist will be provided. If you play guitar, please feel free to accompany yourself. Music is required; please no acapella auditions. Understudies will be guaranteed to perform Thursdays, April 27 and May 4th, as well as being on stand-by for the primary performers. Please apply if interested.
(Cis gay man, transfemme/non-binary, genderqueer performer): boisterous and cocky, yet still somewhat naïve and optimistic. Hedwig is a true rock star – loud and in-your-face. But she also has a philosophical outlook on her life and wrestles with her gender identity, which causes her deep pain and confusion. Despite facing immense abuse and adversity in her life, Hedwig has big dreams and is determined to realize all of them. Tenor. Vocal Range Top: B4 Vocal Range Bottom: A2
(Femme-bodied, transmasc/non-binary, cis gay woman, genderqueer performer): Hedwig’s partner in crime. Yitzhak is a phenomenal entertainer on their own and is currently Hedwig’s backup singer. They are punk, grunge, with a hint of queer glamor. The character of Yitzhak is traditionally played by a femme-bodied performer in masc-drag. Mezzo-soprano. Vocal Range Top: A5 Vocal Range Bottom: D4