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Stage Door Inc. Center for the Performing Arts and Education is kicking off its 15th anniversary season, the 2022 Season of Love, with Jonathan Larson’s RENT. We are pleased to announce the auditions for this production. 

Auditions Held on Saturday, November 13th and Sunday November 14th, 2021 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


Auditions will be held at
Stage Door Inc. 
8222 State Hwy 146
Baytown, Texas
77523

Please arrive about 15 mins prior to the beginning of the audition time to fill out forms etc., also we ask that you please plan to attend both auditions unless otherwise directed by theatre staff.

Please complete the audition Google Form listed below: 

https://forms.gle/fB5WaXn4eUAjo8wQ8


*****************THIS IS A NON PAYING GIG*****************

A headshot and resume would be greatly appreciated. If bringing please have headshot and resume, stapled together.

 

PERFORMANCE INFO
Weekends January 7th-23rd, 2021.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:30pm
with the possibility of Thursdays at 7:30pm

 

REHEARSAL INFO
Rehearsal is generally held Monday through Friday 6:30pm – 9:30pm with possible weekend rehearsals as tech week approaches. Please attend with a known list of conflicts, the casting team will want to know your availability.

 

AUDITION INFO
Stage Door Inc., is casting 20 actors. 
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please prepare a song the style of the show to audition with as well.
-please only audition with a musical theatre piece-

 

Please be dressed appropriately for movement.

(DO NOT ATTEND IN COSTUME)

 

ROLES AVAILABLE: 

*posted ages are the age of the characters not necessarily the actor portraying them*

Roger Davis (Male, 20-25)
A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.

 

Mark Cohen (Male, 20-30)
Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.

 

Tom Collins (Male, 25-35)
A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.

 

Benjamin Coffin III (Male, 25-35)
The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.

 

Joanne Jefferson (Female 25-40)
A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.

 

Angel Dumott Schunard (Male, 20-30)
The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover.

 

Mimi Marquez (Female, 18-21)
An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.

 

Maureen Johnson (Female, 20-25)
An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.

 

Ensemble
Homeless Men & Women
Junkies
Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson)
Support Group (Steve, Gordon)

If you would like to get involved but don't want to be on-stage? Stage Door Inc. is always looking for people to help BACKSTAGE during productions (as stage managers, crew, light or sound techs, prop-masters, etc.). Sound interesting? Come to auditions and talk to the director. He can be emailed at: marcanthony@stagedoorinc.org