by Ground Floor Theatre
Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel's discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. It is told in a series of non-linear vignettes connected by narration provided by the adult Alison character.
The musical was developed through several readings and performances, including at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009 and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater's Public Lab in 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in September 2013 to positive reviews. Its run was extended several times, until January 2014. The Public Theater production of Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards (winning three, including Outstanding Musical), two Obie Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards, among others.
[poster design from Circle in the Square production, 2015]
Ground Floor Theatre
announces auditions for Central Texas premiere of
By Lisa Kron & Jeanne Tesori
Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for the Tony winning Broadway musical Fun Home. Directed by Lisa Scheps with Musical Direction by Adam Roberts.
Auditions (AEA ok) will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm by appointment (contact info below). Please prepare a song and be prepared to read from the script. Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape. Auditioners should bring a resume and headshot with them.
Casting all Characters
- Alison – 43 years old, a cartoonist
- Medium Alison – 19 years old, a college freshman
- Small Alison – around 9 years old
- Bruce Bechdel – Alison’s father
- Helen Bechdel – Alison’s mother
- Christian Bechdel – Alison’s brother, around 10 years old
- John Bechdel – Alison’s brother, around 6 years old
- Roy/Mark/Pete/Ron – 16 to 28 (played by one actor)
- Joan – a college student
Performances December 6 – 22, 2018, with rehearsals beginning in late October.
Email Lisa@GroundFloorTheatre.org to schedule an audition slot. If unable to attend, you may submit a video of a song and a short monologue to the same email address.