Video Auditions Announced for W-YRD at Virtual Venue Theatricals

VVT_WYRD logoDates & Info

  • Director: Caleb Redslob
  • Music Director: Katelyn Quinn
  • Technical Director: Charity Farrell
  • Stage Manager: Christine Orr

Audition due date: Fri, Oct 23 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
Invited Callback due date: Fri, Oct 30 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
1st Rehearsal: Mon, Nov 2
Filming Day: first week of January 2021 (schedule TBD; based on conflicts)

Performance: to stream mid/late January 2021* 
*actors will not need to be available for performance dates

(Production will break for the winter holidays and resume in January)

Production Description 

Virtual Venue Theatricals presents W-YRD, the premiere show in our New Works series. Performers will have the unique opportunity to participate in the workshop to performance experience: providing feedback, fine-tuning characters, and developing a fully-realized collaborative production. Rehearsals to begin in November, break in December for revisions, and resume in January for brush-ups and filming.

Radio station W-YRD is the hub for a list of local songwriters: high-school lovers, overworked mothers, jealous besties, and zealous pastors. In a small town that keeps getting smaller, the radio tower broadcasts their emotions as music while they navigate relationships, regrets, and rediscovery. An original musical by Caleb Redslob. W-YRD is inspired by Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky indie rock station W-NKU.

All roles performed remotely with performances to stream on virtualvenuetheatricals.com

How to Audition

32 bar pop/rock song

  • no a capella please

Record video horizontally

  • neutral background

Label clearly

  • full name_song title_role desired
  • full name_resume, full name_headshot

Please confirm your contact info is listed on your resume before submitting.

Due date October 23, 2020 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT

Submit video, headshot, resume & contact information to VVT Dropbox.

Roles

Abel Doran (Lead): Female, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
An angsty and sarcastic teenager; looking for her place in the world. Probably but not implicitly queer. Aspiring songwriter.

Ollie Rogers (Lead): Male, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
Likeable high schooler, gold retriever type. Charming and comforting to those he meets. Scatterbrained.

Reagan Rogers (Lead): Female, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
Ollie’s mother, hardworking. Diligent and determined to provide her son a path to success. Sensible and caring with a smart wit.

Dirk Samson (Supporting): Male, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
A pastor with a past. Seeks redemption with all the resources his lucrative religion has to offer. Pining for a lost love.

Mackenzie (Supporting): Female, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
High school soccer star who seeks purpose off the playing field.  Friendly and confident, the object of Ollie’s affections.

Artie (Lead): Male, 35+ WORK FROM HOME
The charismatic and off-beat host of W-YRD radio station. Delights in the discovery of hidden gems. Mind like a steel trap.

Ezra (Supporting): Gender Fluid, 20+ WORK FROM HOME
Radio DJ, aspiring solo artist, and self-proclaimed member of the W-YRD royal court. Quirky and expressive. Reads auras.

Andrea Doran (Supporting): Female, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
Authoritarian; image obsessed. Mother to Abel; out of touch with the emotional needs of her daughter.

Visit virtualvenuetheatricals.com/newworksauditions for more information or email info@virtualvenuetheatricals.com with any questions

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