Capital W

INTIMATE IMMERSIVE THEATER

Capital W and DryCræft Los Angeles are casting actors for ROCHESTER, 1996,  an immersive theatre experience

ABOUT THE SHOW

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During its developmental workshop at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June, Rochester, 1996 received The Golden Key award from The Speakeasy Society for excellence in immersive, and was lauded by critics as an “indie coming of age drama in real time” (No Proscenium).

Rochester, 1996 explores questions of faith, identity, service, and family through a day in the life of a young urban pastor and his teenage child. The immersive, interactive performance takes place in multiple locations. Emotional and physical comfort with the audience is a must. An ability to improvise in character is a must (though comedy improv training is not needed). Previous immersive experience is a plus, but not required.

Actors of all ethnicities and genders are strongly encouraged to apply. Actors of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome and should note that Rochester, 1996 is a play about religion, not a religious play. 

There is some pay.

More information on the show available here.

PARTS BEING CAST

PHILIPPA — (18-25, but looks 17) The daughter in an evangelical Christian family. Watchful, observant, conflicted about their sexuality and identity. They are genderqueer, but at a time in their life where they don’t even know that’s an option. They often feel like more of a parent than their parents. They are emotional glue that holds the family together.

EMILY — (38-45) The wife of an evangelical pastor who has formed a new congregation. Sweet, strong, high strung but tired. A fierce feminist who still wants to be treated like a lady. Does a lot for the church; her husband would certainly have descended into ruin were it not for her. Loves her daughter, but doesn’t understand her lately.

For the audition, please prepare:

FOR PHILIPPA:

  • Sides 1 and 2. (Be familiar with Sides 3 and 4.)

  • Prepare a 1-minute story from your real life about a time when you hid a part of yourself. Please keep the story casual; no need to script it.

FOR EMILY:

  • Sides 1 and 2

  • a 1-minute story from your real life about a time you were betrayed by someone you cared about. Please keep the story casual; no need to script it.

Sides and other audition information provided when you book an appointment.

TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT...

Please email Tad Shafer at tadshafer@gmail.com. He will provide sides and other audition information.

REHEARSAL + PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Rehearsals

July 30-August 7 -- Table Work and Ensemble Building

August 20-Sept 7 -- Rehearse + Tech

Performances

Sept 8, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #1

Sept 9, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #2

Sept 15, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #3

Sept 16, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #4

Sept 29, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #5

Sept 30, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #6

Possible show extension weekends:

Oct 6, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #7

Oct 7, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #8

Oct 13, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #9

Oct 14, 10am-1:30pm -- Show #10