Auditions: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Produced by Tim Arends and Matt FitzGerald
Directed by Juztine Tuazon
Music Directed by Emily Awkerman

Audition Submission Deadline has been extended to September 26.

Performances: January 14-February 6 (Fri-Sat @ 8 pm, Sun @ 2 pm) plus one Industry Night performance on Monday, January 24.
Venue:  Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia St.

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

In order to ensure the safety of the production, we are requiring that everyone involved be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Patio Playhouse encourages diversity and prioritizes safety in their productions. For more info please read our Policies and Procedures on Diversity, Inclusion, and Consent: http://patioplayhouse.com/about/policies-and-procedures-on-diversity-inclusion-and-consent/ 

To submit for consideration, please email hedwigteam@patioplayhouse.com with the following:
A video of you performing a 1 minute cut of a rock song, singing from the show is encouraged (a link to YouTube or Google Drive is acceptable; please be sure that permissions are such that anyone with the link can view).
A copy of your theatrical resume. (Previous musical theater experience not required.)
A headshot (or recent photo).
Please include the following in the body of your email (even if it is on your resume):
Your name (as you prefer to be billed) and pronouns.
Gender expressions you are comfortable portraying on stage.
Email address and phone number.
What role you are auditioning for.
Whether you are 18 or older.
Whether you are currently vaccinated or planning on getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
If you play a musical instrument
A sentence or two about your connection to this musical, queer rock, or any other inspiration or relationship you have to queer performance.
A list of all conflicts between November 1 and February 6.

Submissions must be received by September 26, 2021. Callbacks will take place on October 2, a second callback (if necessary) will take place on the evening of October 10.
Callbacks will take place at Patio Playhouse Theater and will consist of readings and songs from the script.
Rehearsals will take place in person starting in November to learn music and via Zoom to do character and scene work, according to actors’ availability. Beginning December 20, 2021, rehearsals will take place in person five days per week until Opening night, January 14, 2022.

Synopsis:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, and is left with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by Yitzhak and the hard-rock band “The Angry Inch.” It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Roles available:
HEDWIG – Vocal range: Very strong rock belter (high to B4)
Any ethnicity. Any queer gender expression. Any age over 18. Any body type.
Description: Hedwig is the lead singer and musical genius of the punk rock band “The Angry Inch”, on a revenge tour across the nation. A ferocious force of nature, Hedwig is equal parts rock goddess, stand-up comedian, and vulnerable human being. Hedwig must be able to transform in and out of many roles throughout the show while remaining grounded in a strong base character. 
This role includes…
References to sexual abuse, the body, and genital-centered discussions of gender.
Perform outside the gender binary.
Partial nudity at the comfort level of the performer. 
Eastern Berlin Accent. 
Improvisational skills and the ability and willingness to interact with the audience
Must be able to move confidently and be quite active in high heels (no stiletto).
Must have the stamina to carry the show from start to finish while rarely leaving the stage.
Guitar skills are a plus but not required.

YITZHAK – Vocal range: Wide vocal range a must (high belt to an A5)
Any ethnicity. Any gender expression. Any age over 18. Any body type.
Description: Hedwig’s husband and roadie/back-up singer. Yitzhak is bound by the constraints of traditional masculinity but longs to explore a more feminine side. Yitzhak has a killer voice but must always be hidden behind Hedwig. 
This role includes…
Croatian accent.
Masculine and feminine presentations. 

This show contains graphic language and adult themes and is not intended for audiences under 13.

COVID-19 Notice:The health and safety of our volunteers is the utmost priority of Patio Playhouse. All cast and crew will follow procedures and guidelines to ensure their safety. 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.