By | August 13, 2017


TheatreLAB is thrilled to announce auditions for two upcoming productions as part of “Season 5: Picking Sides” — MOTH by Declan Greene (directed by Josh Chenard) and TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks (directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis). The auditions will be held on August 20th from 10-1pm for MOTH and 7-10pm for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG — both at TheatreLAB’s home, The Basement at 300 East Broad St, RVA.

Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder. What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious, their friendship left in ruin. Moth explores themes of friendship, bullying, mental illness, and the hierarchy of the schoolyard.
** Director Josh Chenard is casting both roles from this audition; seeking one male and one female of any race, late teens to 20s to play high school students. Please come ready to read from the script and come dressed to move, as the audition will consist of physical improvisation. Callbacks for MOTH will be held on August 23rd from 7-10pm. [The production runs April 13 – May 5 at The Basement]

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks’ riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize.
** Director Katrinah Carol Lewis is casting both roles from this audition; seeking two African-American men, late 20s to late 30s. Please prepare a 2-minute monologue or 2 contrasting 1-minute monologues. Callbacks for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG will be held on August 21st from 7-10pm. [The production runs May 25 – June 16 at The Basement]

Please supply a resume and headshot when you arrive for your audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please email Stage Manager, Breezy Potter [] with “Moth Audition” or “Topdog/Underdog Audition” in the subject line. All actors paid.


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