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POSTERS AND FLIP FLOPS- Digital Assembly Program
Written by Jeremy Gaydosh
Directed by Stephanie Wilbert
Spark Theatre Company & Lorain County Community College Theatre Program announce non-equity auditions for our upcoming collaborative production of Posters and Flip Flops, to be rehearsed safely and filmed for schools to use as a virtual field trip. We are seeking 6-8 performers and some other crew positions for this production. Posters and Flip Flops is a World Premiere of a new play by LCCC alumnus, Jeremy Gaydosh. Loosely based on Antigone, Posters and Flip Flops takes place today and follows the story of a bright, young student who takes on her school’s dress code policy when she notices inequities in how it is enforced. Full of humor and a powerful message, Posters and Flip Flops is intended primarily for a middle and high school audience.
AVAILABLE ROLES (Click on character name to read attached sides):
Annie- Early Teens, may be played by young adult or a teenager. Perky, smart and vulnerable. The play’s protagonist.
Travis- Early Teens, may be played by young adult or a teenager. Laid back, lazy, skateboarder dude type.
Jamal- Early Teens, may be played by young adult or a teenager. Quirky, energetic, athletic but goofy, views himself as a heartthrob.
Shahad- Early Teens, may be played by young adult or a teenager. Outgoing, popular.
Brittany- Early Teens, may be played by young adult or a teenager. Sarcastic, independent, easily annoyed.
Mr. Garrett- Late 20s-Early 40s. A fair but firm teacher. Easy to get along with type. Paid position open for professional actor.
Dr. Harrison- Early-Mid 40s. Strict, respectful. Businesswoman type. She is the school’s principal. Paid position open for professional actor.
Officer Charles- Mid-Late 40s. School resource officer. An imposing figure that tries to be strict but has an almost child-like soft spot. Comedic role generally speaking. Paid position open for professional actor.
Spark Theatre Company and LCCC Theatre embrace diversity and inclusion and utilize a non-traditional casting policy. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end, we encourage all actors to audition. All actors are encouraged to audition, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or physical ability.
Actors are asked to self-tape a short, comedic or storytelling monologue or to record any of the sides for each character listed on this page. To access the sides, simply click on the characters name. Cell phone video is fine for this. Please email video (or link) as well as headshot/resume if available to SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com. Digital zoom callbacks will be scheduled individually if needed. For other positions, email SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com to express interest. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, February 5th, 2021
REHEARSALS: Digital Rehearsals around actor availability February-April 2021. Distanced, masked, in-personal rehearsals starting roughly March 29th, 2021.
PERFORMANCE: Performance will be filmed the week of April 5th, 2021.
Spark Theatre Company and Lorain County Community College is committed to creating this project as safely as possible. As such, we are implementing the following:
Digital Rehearsals as much as possible.
Blocking created with distance in mind as much as possible
Limited In-Person Rehearsals (outside if possible) with masks aside from filming date, distanced for everyone in room or outside
Individual costume fittings with masks and temp checks
Temperature and Symptom Checks at all in-person meetings
Sanitizing all props, set pieces and frequently touched surfaces after each use
Create an agreed upon COVID Code of Conduct with cast and crew that everyone is comfortable with
Cast & Crew will be COVID tested prior to filming date.
All in-person rehearsals/filming days limited to cast and necessary crew.
There is a possibility for 1, live performance in April, pending coronavirus status at that time and agreement of cast/crew. This is tentative and does not impact ability to be cast. Actors who are uncomfortable with the possibility of a live performance should still audition, and do not have to be a part of this added opportunity if it occurs.
Seeking qualified teaching artists for drama classes at various locations throughout the 2019-20 School year. Please email resume to Rachael at SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com
Spark is always looking to connect with designers, stage managers, and carpenters for its productions. To submit materials, please email Rachael at SparkTheatre4Youth@gmail.com