CASTING CALL: SEEKING MUSICAL THEATRE SINGER/ACTORS (LOS ANGELES)

 

Lesbian Love Octagon: a musical comedy about dyke drama (concert version)

Book and lyrics by Kimberlea Kressal

Music and additional lyrics by Will Larche

 

Lesbian Love Octagon played to sold out house and rave reviews in New York City. Now producer Gina Young/SORORITY presents this one night only concert version of the show. The performance will serve as both a night of sapphic singing and a proof of concept for the musical’s adaptation into an episodic series. www.lesbianthemusical.com

 

PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, October 24th

REHEARSALS: Saturday, October 20th - Wednesday, October 24th

No Pay

 

BY SELF TAPE until EOD Friday, September 14th

Please prepare 16 bars of a conversational musical theater song (Sondheim, Finn, etc) or your best 16 bars. Send as mp4 or mov file or as a Vimeo link to: lesbianthemusical@gmail.com

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

 

SUE: Early – mid 20s, any race or ethnicity. A broken-hearted, soft butch lesbian, everyone’s best friend and ex-girlfriend, introverted, deeply introspective, and unsure of herself. She continues to lose in love again and again. Vocal range: low G to belting/mixing above C.

 

DARLA: Early 20s, any race or ethnicity. SUE’s most recent ex-girlfriend. She is a social climber, attaching herself to whatever and whoever can bring her the most attention. Attractive, manipulative, with a soft side buried somewhere beneath. Vocal range: Soprano who can belt.

 

JERRY: Mid 20s, transman, any race or ethnicity. DARLA’s boyfriend, also dated SUE. Loving and kind, JERRY is all heart. He is struggling to carve out a space for himself within the lesbian community while accepting his new male identity. Vocal range: Tenor

 

WENDY: Early – mid 20s, any race or ethnicity. Loud, opinionated, and fiercely loyal. SUE’s first girlfriend and best friend. A Riot Grrl with a wandering eye. Vocal range: brassy belter

 

JESS: Mid – late 20s/30s, any race or ethnicity. WENDY’S devoted girlfriend. One part lost puppy dog, one part rockabilly butch lesbian. Always looking for a shoulder to cry on.  Vocal range: low belting alto.

 

CHRIS: Mid-late 20s/30s any race or ethnicity. A butch “slam poet” with a reputation for being a “player”. Hung-up on her ex-girlfriend JESS. Vocal range: low alto.

 

ANYA: Mid 20s/30s, any race or ethnicity. She is a high femme dyke princess with the looks of Dita Von Teese and the wit of Sarah Silverman. Vocal range: Conversational belter with legit head voice effects.

 

SCOUT: Mid 20s/30s, any race or ethnicity, gender queer. A ubiquitous presence in the lesbian scene, SCOUT works at the bookstore, sex shop, and café. Effortlessly cool and undeniably sexy. Vocal range: demanding, low to high belter.

 

GG: Early – Mid 20s, any race or ethnicity. Awkward, but adorable folk singer. Must play guitar. Vocal range: conversational mezzo

 

ENSEMBLE: 20s, any race or ethnicity. Especially seeking actors with short hair, masculine gender presentation, actors of color and all body types. Choral training. Vocal range: All, especially seeking Altos, female tenors/basses.

 

SORORITY is new theatre by women, trans and queer creators. Founded by Gina Young in 2016 as a salon of new short works called the #SORORITYseries, SORORITY has been presented by Los Angeles Performance Practice and the Hammer Museum. Now a community hub for intersectional queer and feminist performance in Los Angeles, SORORITY will be presenting a series of staged readings of new works in Fall 2018, featuring Camberet by Amber Hurst Martin, Lesbian Love Octagon by Kim Kressal + Will Larché, Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like a Slave) by Leelee Jackson, and Grand Canyon P*ssy (Or How to be Queer in Utah) by Anna Renée Winget. For more information, visit www.sororitytheaterprojects.com.

© 2015 by Kim Kressal.