AUDITIONS – Sunday, August 19th at 5:00 p.m.
Pandora Productions announces an open call for:
SOUTHERN COMFORT by Julianne Wick Davis, Dan Collins
A courageous, heart-soaring musical that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. At its core, it is a love story between patriarch, Robert Eads, and newcomer Lola Cola. Through a unique folk and bluegrass-inspired score, the musical chronicles a year in the lives of this unique American family as they courageously defy the odds by simply remaining on the land to which they were born, reminding us that home is where we find comfort in our skin.
Auditioning Actors will be asked to read and sing from the show, no need to prepare otherwise.
Seeking – trransgender, non-binary, gender fluid or gender non-conforming actors and one cisgender woman who sing to fill the following roles:
ROBERT – Transgender man: An “electric” man in his fifties. He has the ability to seem like a wide-eyed child and a wise old prophet all at once.
LOLA – Transgender woman: Somewhat uncomfortable in her own skin. Professionally she still assumes the identity of John. Mid-forties.
JACKSON – Transgender man: Full of warmth and mischief but struggling with a deep resentment and anger at the world around him. Late thirties/early forties.
CARLY – Transgender woman: Jackson’s girlfriend. A naughty Catholic school boy turned naughty Catholic school girl; tough, feminine, and confident. Late twenties/early thirties.
SAM – Transgender man: An introverted man. He might almost be intimidating, were it not for his extremely gentle and somewhat sad demeanor. Late thirties/early forties.
MELANIE – Cisgender woman: Sam’s wife. Spirited and full of good humor, but apprehensive of the world around her. Early/midforties.
Rehearsal Dates: November 12 – January 4, 2019
Tech Rehearsals: January 5 – 10, 2019 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances: January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 @ 7:30 p; Jan 13 @ 2:30 p & 20 @ 5:30 p
Photo Call: TBA (but before or after a performance, likely a Sunday evening)
Strike: January 26 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)
Director: Michael J. Drury
Musical Director: E. K. “Scout” Larken
Actors must be available for all performances.
Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will be considered.
Small stipend will be paid at the conclusion of the performance run.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in this audition and for more information including location.