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StageQ auditions: “Perfect Arrangement”
February 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
When: Sunday, February 12th & Monday, February 13th – 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: StageQ Rehearsal Space, Porchlight Building, 306 N. Brooks St, Madison
StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Directed by John Siewert, Perfect Arrangement will be presented on the Evjue Stage at The Bartell Theatre, running April 21st through May 6th, 2017.
Audition forms will be available at auditions, resumes are not mandatory. Performers will read selections from the script. No prepared piece is necessary. Please dress for comfort and ease of movement. StageQ welcomes newcomers and experienced actors alike!
Feel free to email director John Siewart with questions.
BOB MARTINDALE, a WWII veteran, 30s-40s
MILLIE MARTINDALE, Bob’s wife, late 20s-30s
NORMA BAXTER, a secretary at the State Department, 30s
JIM BAXTER, a high school teacher, Norma’s husband, 20s-30s
THEODORE SUNDERSON, the Boss, 40s-50s
KITTIE SUNDERSON, Ted’s wife, 40s
BARBARA GRANT, a formidable opponent, 40s
NOTE: Ages and ethnicities of actors are flexible.
It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
Rehearsal Dates and Location
First read through will be Sunday, February 19th, with rehearsals running intermittently from the end of February to the end of March when full rehearsals will begin. Rehearsals will take place at the StageQ rehearsal space (UW Campus area).