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Every performer and staff member at Flying Anvil Theatre must be vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time. ​

Time Commitment- Expect to have rehearsals 5 days a week, 2-3 hours per day (usually in the evenings). During Tech week, more rehearsal hours may be necessary. During the run of the show, actors are generally required to be at the theatre one hour prior to the show beginning. Shows begin at 7:30pm Thursday-Saturdays and 2:00pm on Sundays.

Please bring a list of potential schedule conflicts to your audition.

All roles are paid.

A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearl

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A KID LIKE JAKE is an incredible play that looks at gender from an extremely different perspective.  This play’s script has been compared to Rabbit Hole by David Lindsey-Abaire in its depth of characterization and exploration of the human condition. 

Available Roles​

Alex | Woman, late 20s to mid-30s.  Ex-lawyer who struggled through multiple miscarriages, she is now pregnant with her second child. Grapples with putting a label on her son.  Married to Greg. This character must take a large emotional journey throughout the show.  

 

Greg | Man, late 20s to late-30s.  Psychologist who wants to allow his son to be who he wants to be. Unbelievably supportive of his son and his wife, but is almost at the end of his rope.

 

Judy | Woman, 40s-50s.  Head of the prestigious pre-school that Jake attends. Helping Alex and Greg to find the perfect placement for Jake, but has observed him on numerous occasions-noticing his change in attitude through this process. She is loving and warm, funny, and caring. However, she also will defend children until the end, even if it means cutting to the core.

 

Nurse | Transgender woman, any age. Nurse taking care of Alex during the current pregnancy.  Uses a warm smile to convey a range of emotions. They are unbelievably caring and assists Alex to see a different side of the argument. 

Directed by Doug James

Audition slots available Saturday May 7, 10am-4:30pm & Sunday May 8, 5pm-9pm.

Performances June 16 through June 26, 2022.

Rehearsals begin May 16, 2022.

Please prepare a memorized one to two minute dramatic monologue 

 

Avenue Q 
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Book by Jeff Whitty

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Available Roles​

PUPPET CHARACTERS

Princeton | A fresh-faced kid just out of college.

Rod | A Republican investment banker with a secret.

Kate Monster | A kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton.

Lucy the Slut |  A vixen-ish vamp with a dangerous edge.

Nicky |  A bit of a slacker who lives with Rod.

Trekkie Monster | A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet.

The Bad Idea Bears | Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types.

Mrs. Thistletwat | Ancient. Kate's boss.

*Casting Note- Puppet characters will be cast as follows:

Performer 1: Princeton/Rod

Performer 2: Kate/Lucy

Performer 3: Nicky/Trekkie

Performer 4: Bears/Mrs. T

 

HUMAN CHARACTERS

Brian | A laid-back guy engaged to Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve | A therapist who recently moved here from an Asian country.

Gary Coleman | Yes, that Gary Coleman. He's the superintendent of Avenue Q.

Directed by David Ratliff, with music direction by Melony Dodson.

Audition slots available Saturday May 7, 10am-4:30pm & Sunday May 8, 5pm-9pm.

Callbacks Monday May 9, 6pm-8pm

Performances September 1 through September 25, 2022.

Rehearsals begin August 1, 2022.

Please prepare a 60-second comedic monologue AND 32 bars of a contemporary, upbeat song in the style of the show, can be from the show. Piano accompanist provided.