Hedwig and the Angry Inch
by Zach Theatre
Lift up your hands for the most groundbreaking, heart-stomping, gut-busting character ever to grace the stage! Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever” says Time Magazine.
Winner of two Obie Awards and four Tony Awards®, Hedwig tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America. Join the outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious Hedwig as she shares her story backed by her rock-band “The Angry Inch” for an immersive rock gig, stand-up comedy event that will ultimately inspire anyone who has felt life has given them an inch when they deserve a mile.
Book by James Cameron Mitchell
Music and lyrics by Steven Trask
Directed by Kevin Cahoon
ZACH Theatre announces local auditions by appointment for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm, in ZACH’s Nowlin Rehearsal Studio at 1426 Toomey Road. Callbacks will be scheduled the same day at the same location.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin December 26, 2018. Performances begin Januay 23, 2019, and closes on March 3, 2019, with six shows per week: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm.
AUDITION APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY):
Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To schedule an appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line that reads:
“(YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME) HEDWIG Austin Auditions”
Please include in the email a resume and headshot attached in PDF or Word Document format, and please indicate your preferred audition time. All actors should bring a hard copy headshot and resume to the audition.
ROLES TO BE CAST:
Note: The role of Hedwig has been cast.
Yitzhak (Female, 20-40, any ethnicity): Hedwig's Croatian husband and roadie/back-up singer; he is Hedwig's vocal sparring partner; theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship; the actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male; very strong singer with rock and roll vibe; wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G); must have a convincing Balkan accent; actress should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas.
The Band: We are seeking talented musicians who are integral to the show and are on stage throughout in character. Acting experience is not strictly essential; the music is primarily Rock, but also drifts into Punk and Country at times; DRUMMER, BASSIST, KEYBOARD PLAYER (who can double as a second guitarist in some songs), and GUITARIST.
We are seeking strong singers and rock musicians of all ethnicities.
To audition for Yitzhak, please dress as masculine as possible, and please prepare a cut of a rock song from the show, or in the style of the show, to be accompanied by piano. Callbacks will consist of singing a cut from the show provided by the theatre.
To audition for the Band, please bring the instrument you are most proficient in (the theatre will provide a simple trap set), and prepare a cut of a rock song from the show, or in the style of the show. Callbacks will consist of grouping musicians to play together selections from the show provided by the theatre.