AUDITIONS

Auditions for Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is seeking video audition submissions for The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson – Playwright This is our first production of the 2021-22 Mainstage season, directed by Gené Fouché. An in-person callback will take place Sunday, July 11 at 6pm at MET, 31 W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701.
MET’s CASTING PLEDGE: MET is committed to the practice of color-conscious casting, inclusive of all ethnicities/races, sizes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disabilities.
All roles are available and paid. Non-union adults, age 18+
CAST BREAKDOWN:
Olympe de Gouges – 38 Badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman
Charlotte Corday – 25 Badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, never been kissed
Marie-Antoinette – 38 Less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude and oddly prescient.
Marianne Angelle – 30s, A badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband. Tough, classy, vigilant.
A note on casting. We are seeking a black actor for Marianne Angelle, however, actors of any ethnicity will be considered for the other 3 roles.
REHEARSALS will begin August 8 and will occur approximately 4-5 evenings and/or weekend days/evenings per week at MET in Downtown Frederick’s Arts District. Tech is September 12-15.
PERFORMANCES will be held at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 West Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick.
● Preview, September 16 @8pm
● Friday, September 17 @ 8pm
● Saturday, September 18 @ 8pm
● Friday, September 24 @ 8pm
● Saturday, September 25 @ 8pm
● Friday, October 1 @ 8pm
● Saturday, October 2 @ 8pm
● Sunday, October 3 @ 2pm
● Thursday, October 7 @ 8pm
● Friday, October 8 @ 8pm
● Saturday, October 9 @ 8pm
● Sunday, October 10 @ 2pm
●Thursday, October 14 @ 8pm
● Friday, October 15 @ 8pm
● Saturday, October 16 @ 8pm
● Sunday, October 17 @ 2pm
HOW TO SUBMIT:
● Submissions will be accepted through July 9.
● Please submit a video of 1 monologue approximately 60 seconds in length.
● Please, provide a headshot and resume, if available
● All materials should be emailed to MET’s Production & Audience Services Manager, Melynda Wintrol, at mwintrol@marylandsemble.org.
● YouTube and/or Vimeo links are preferred for video submissions. However, attachments and/or shared drive links will be accepted. We want to see you!
● Should alternative methods of submission or accommodations be needed to audition, please contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org.
● Artists will be contacted directly to schedule in-person callbacks at our downtown Frederick, MD location. Callbacks are scheduled for July 11 at 6pm..
Questions?
● Contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org
MET’s DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION PLEDGE: Maryland Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive artistic spaces and producing work that is representative of and accessible to our entire community. It is imperative that we make our spaces open to and affirming of all people. We realize that our past actions did not consistently fuel the deeper work and progress needed to create a truly inclusive theatre, specifically of traditionally marginalized populations. We aspire to reflect the community around us by fostering and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts must be continuous, intentional and evolving.

Auditions for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

IN PERSON AUDITIONS for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds- July 10th from 11am-1pm by appointment at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
● Email your Headshot and Resume to MWintrol@marylandensemble.org to make an appointment for our in person audition on July 10!

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is seeking video audition submissions for Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley, and Michael J. Bobbitt. This is our first production of the 2021-22 Fun Company Family Theatre season and is Directed by Ray Hatch. Music Direction by Valerie A. Higgs!

MET’s CASTING PLEDGE: MET is committed to the practice of color-conscious casting, inclusive of all ethnicities/races, sizes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disabilities. All roles are available and paid. Non-union adults, age 18+

REHEARSALS will begin after the 4th of July and will occur approximately 4-5 evenings and/or weekend days/evenings per week at MET in Downtown Frederick’s Arts District.
PERFORMANCES will be held at the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The stage is covered but it is an outdoor venue.
● Friday, August 27th @ 7pm
● Saturday, August 28th @ 2pm and 7pm

Thursday, September 2 at 7pm and Friday, September 3 at 7pm

● Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th @ 2pm and 7pm

A note on casting, from the creators of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds: The tension of race relations is not a plot point in Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds; however, ideally the show should be cast with Black actors. Because of Jamaica’s rich and diverse history with immigrants from Spain, China, India, and Africa, the casting could be diverse.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Ziggy – a timid boy with long locs – 11
Nansi – a trickster girl – 11 (also: Spanish Bird #2, British Colonizer Bird, Sister Indian Bird)
Duppy – an evil spirit bird with a head full of human hair taken from children, 30’s (Also: Villager, Great Grandfather Spanish Bird)
Doctor Bird – a lucky bird, Ziggy’s pet and best friend, 20’s
Cedella – Ziggy’s Mother, 40’s (Also Montego – a bird, Spanish Bird #1, Great Aunt African Bird)
Tacoomah – a bird (Also: Villager, Great Grandmother British Bird, Cousin Chinese Bird)

HOW TO SUBMIT:
● Submissions will be accepted through June 30.
● Please submit a video with 1 short song or cut of a song in the style of the show and 1 monologue approximately 60 seconds in length.
● Please, provide a headshot and resume, if available
● All materials should be emailed to MET’s Production & Audience Services Manager, Melynda Wintrol, at mwintrol@marylandsemble.org.
● YouTube and/or Vimeo links are preferred for video submissions. However, attachments and/or shared drive links will be accepted. We want to see you!
● Should alternative methods of submission or accommodations be needed to audition, please contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org.
● Artists will be contacted directly to schedule in-person callbacks at our downtown Frederick, MD location.

● Can’t submit? No problem. Contact MWintrol@marylandensemble.org to make an appointment for our in person audition on July 10!

Questions?
● Contact Melynda Wintrol, Production & Audience Services Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org


MET’s MISSION: MET is a non-profit, professional, collaborative theatre ensemble broadly connected to our community by inspiring passion for the arts with courageous, relevant, accessible programs that enable people to feel more, think deeper, and laugh longer.

MET’s DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION PLEDGE: Maryland Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive artistic spaces and producing work that is representative of and accessible to our entire community. It is imperative that we make our spaces open to and affirming of all people. We realize that our past actions did not consistently fuel the deeper work and progress needed for us to create a theatre that is truly inclusive, specifically of traditionally marginalized populations. We aspire to reflect the community around us by fostering and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts must be continuous, intentional and evolving.

MET’s CASTING PLEDGE: MET is committed to the practice of color-conscious casting, inclusive of all ethnicities/races, sizes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disabilities. All roles are available and paid. Non-union adults, age 18+

COVID Preparedness: MET continues to follow all local Health Department Guidelines in keeping with recommendations from the CDC with regard to COVID19.