Audition Notice: Quills

Mixed Revues is holding open auditions for Quills on May 13 at 7:30 – 9pm, at 7 Stages Blackbox Theater. This is a non-equity, non-professional production. All performers will receive a small stipend. Performance dates are August 22 – 31.

Roles available:
Abbe de Coulmier (lead) – male,  age range mid 20s to 40. Race open. The curator of Charenton asylum, and caretaker to it’s most famous resident the Marquis de Sade.
Doctor Royer-Collard (major supporting) – Caucasian male, age range 40s – 60ish.
Chief physician of the asylum, appointed to restore order and his own special brand of discipline.
Madame Royer-Collard (supporting) – Caucasian female, age range 30 – 40ish. The
Doctor’s wife, a woman of strong appetites.

The roles of the Marquis, Madeleine, Monsieur Prouix, and Rene Pelagie are pre-cast. There are also a couple of non-speaking roles who will act as orderlies and backstage crew.

Quills will be directed by Katie Schaffer, co-directed by Mixed Revue’s artistic director Stephen Banks.

Please email or join the Mixed Revues Facebook page event to confirm your audition space. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A one-minute contemporary dramatic monologue is optional.

Note: This play contains full nudity and strong language. No nudity is required for the above roles, but Coulmier’s and Madame Royer-Collard’s role include strong sexual content and Madame R-C does have one “suggestively” clad scene. Many actors will take this as a plus.