ReproRights! by multiple playwrights, directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto
Performances: October 11-27, 2018.
Casting 6-8 actors, ensemble (each actor will play multiple roles). 4-6 W and 1-2 M, Ages 18 -80. All ethnicities welcome.
ReproRights! is a performance of short plays, monologues, poetry, music and performance pieces centering on women's reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities are encouraged to submit for an audition slot. Everyone is welcome, especially if the mission of the work speaks to you.
In addition to the run at B8 Theatre Company, ReproRights! has a one night remount performance of this show at PianoFight on November 6th. If cast in this production, you may be asked about your availability for November 6th as well.
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Max Minton
Performances: February 14 - March 2, 2019.
Casting 3W (30's - 60's) and 4M (17-40s). All ethnicities welcome
Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire's info book is quickly discarded, and she's hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire's journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they've kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten.
It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.
Pinned Butterfly by Adam Esquenazi Douglas – A WORLD PREMIERE – directed by Peet Cocke.
Performances April 4-20, 2019.
Casting 2W (20's) and 4M (20's - 30's). All ethnicities welcome
When the members of BKPRIDE decide to hold the very first Brooklyn Gay Pride March, a handful of secrets ignite, turning what should be a celebration of self into a scathing dissection of bisexual erasure, prejudice within the LGBT community, and what happens to love left out in the sun. As marching drums beat in the distance, war brews among lovers, enemies, and hearts.
Pinned Butterfly is a new play exploring the issue of bisexual erasure within the LGBT community. In keeping with our commitment to new playwrights and new work, B8 is pleased to present this searing look into a rarely-discussed problem.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by JanLee Marshall
Performances June 13-29, 2019.
Casting 15 actors. All ages, all ethnicities welcome.
A classic comedy of love, royalty, fairies, and magic — with a B8 Twist. Come join us to see the women play all the traditionally male roles and the men play all the traditionally female roles. Let’s see what happens to a world of male dominance when the tables are turned.
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