Girls in the Boat
Location: Tampa, FL
Audition / Call Type: Theater
Powerstories Theatre – AUDITIONS
Girls in the Boat by Alice Austen
Performance Dates – April 20 – May 7
(Thursday, Friday Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm)
Audition Dates – Friday, February 17, 7 pm to 9 pm
Sunday February 19, 2 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2 pm for callbacks if needed
Girls in the Boat was inspired by the true stories of the U.S. women’s Olympic rowing team. A group of smart, fiery young women fight discrimination and prejudice to compete in the male-dominated sport of rowing, finding an unlikely ally in a taciturn men’s coach. Together, they confront ridicule and overcome obstacles. The women refuse to sit on a bus and wait their turn in a battle for gender equality in a sport that makes national news and takes them all the way to the world championships. Against the rhythm of their oars, these women forge bonds and overcome disagreements in their search for greatness. Despite their diverse backgrounds and politics, they literally pull together to reach their goals in a fast-paced drama that reminds us of what we can all do if we have a common purpose. As our heroines break barriers of race and gender, their newly minted U.S. women’s rowing team goes on to become the most winning sports team in American history.
A cast of 11 are needed. They include:
Nine women who can play women in low to mid 20’s. Bow, Girl2, Girl3, Girl4, Girl5, Girl6, Girl7, Stroke, Coxswain
Note – The women must be comfortable working with a rowing coach on rowing technique. Must be able to sit in a “rowboat” and rigorously “row” on stage for several minutes. Some women play several roles.
Complete the following form. https://forms.gle/aaFwixDuvinspGvg6 . You will be contacted with a time to audition.
Prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue. A good monologue will showcase your physical and emotional strength.
Everyone will be provided sides to read at the audition.
Week of March 13 – Tuesday (table read), Thursday (table work) 7 to 9:30, Saturday 11 am to 4 pm (begin blocking)
Week of March 20 – Same
Week of March 20 – Same
Week of March 28 – Same
Week of April 4 – Same
Week of April 11 – Same, plus Sunday (times on Sunday TBD) One or two of these will be tech
Week of April 18 – Tuesday and Wednesday – Dress Rehearsals
April 20 – Opening.
City or Location of call: Tampa, FL
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 02/16/2023 5:00 PM
Please complete audition form: https://forms.gle/aaFwixDuvinspGvg6
This casting notice was posted by: Powerstories Theatre