RENT Auditions

Organization: 

Renegade Arts Co

Deadline: 

Nov. 30, 2017

Call for Artists Description: 

*AUDITION NOTICE *

RENT

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

COMPANY
Renegade Arts Company
Director/Choreographer: Dawn Ewen
Musical Director: Clare Wyatt
Producer: Jim Buckshon

Synopsis
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

AUDITIONS
Will be held at Renegade Studios, 3030 East Broadway Dates: Saturday Dec 2rd 10 am-6 pm and Callbacks Saturday Dec 9th,10am-6pm.

PRODUCTION DATES
The Shop Theatre, 3030 East Broadway March 29th - April 14th 2018

This is a non-equity production.
Honorariums will apply.

*REQUIRED CAST*

Mark Cohen
Lead
Tenor: G4 to A2
Mark is an aspiring filmmaker, and also acts as the show’s narrator.

Mimi Márquez
Lead
Mezzo-Soprano: E5 to D#3/Eb3
Mimi is an exotic dancer who lives just downstairs from Mark and Roger.

Roger Davis
Lead
Tenor: A4 to F2
Roger is an aspiring rock musician who has been suffering from major writer’s block

Tom Collins
Supporting
Baritone: A4 to F#2/Gb2
A college philosophy professor and outspoken gay activist, Collins is book-smart and soulful.

Angel Dumott Schunard
Supporting
Tenor: A4 to C3
A drag queen and a talented drummer, Angel is a warm-hearted busker on the street. 

Maureen Johnson
Supporting
Mezzo-Soprano: F5 to C4 (middle C)
Maureen is a brazen, flirtatious, and provocative performance artist.

Joanne Jefferson
Supporting
Mezzo-Soprano: E5 to G3
A Harvard Law graduate, Joanne is a highly successful lawyer.

Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III
Supporting
Baritone: F#4/Gb4 to A#2/Bb2
Former roommate of Mark and Roger’s. Married into a wealthy family. 

Ensemble

How to Apply: 

*Please prepare two pop/rock songs (one uptempo and one ballad). Bring sheet music in the correct key and in a binder. Accompanist will be provided for you.
The callbacks will require you to dress appropriately for a movement/dance call.
Rehearsals will start last week of February (Three days a week; Monday (evenings), Wednesday (evenings), and Sunday (daytime); *Tech days March 26th 27th and 28th
Renegade is an equal opportunity company and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds
Contact: For more information please direct emails to renegadearts@outlook.com

Contact Name: Jim Buckshon
Contact Email: Renegadearts@outlook.com
Contact Phone: (604) 685-0435

Website: 

http://www.facebook.com/renartsco

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