The Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 So. 7th Street (corner of 7th and Main St.), Santa Paula announces auditions for the first show of its 2020 Main Stage Season, THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson. THE REVOLUTIONISTS will play at the Center from Feb 7th- March 15th 2020 with performances on Friday and Saturday Eves at 8 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30. AUDITION DATES are Monday December 9th and Tuesday December 10th 2019 from 7-9 PM. No appointments necessary, cold readings from the script, non-equity production. THERE IS NO PAY. Jessi May Stevenson directs and inquiries about auditions and play may be directed to her at email@example.com
THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art and activism, compatriots and the power of chosen sisters, and how how we actually go about changing the world.
Lauren Gunderson, has become the most produced playwright in America, with 27 productions produced in the 2017-18 season. The 35-year-old writer has brought incisive wit to the stage and is at the forefront of a cultural shift in a male-dominated world.
CAST OF CHARACTERS- ALL ROLES OPEN
OLYMPE De Gouges – badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never married To ensure her personal freedom. 30’s-50’s
CHARLOTTE Corday – badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, Think girl next door looks meets Joan of Arc idealism, passion and bravery. Her passion is infectious; she’s the sparkplug that ignites the others. Never been kissed. 25ish
MARIE Antoinette – less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Sugary, graceful, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend. 30’s-50’s
MARIANNE Angelle – A badass black woman in Paris. She is from San Domingue in the Caribbean, a free woman, tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all. 30’s-50’s
The Revolutionists sides (taken from the Dramatist Play Service script)
Pgs 15-21, Olympe, Charlotte, Marianne
Pgs 22-26, Charlotte, Marie, Marianne, Olympe
Pgs 34-38, Marianne, Marie
Pgs 46-48, Olympe, Marie