Venus in Fur
by Way Off Broadway Community Players

May. 05 - May. 07

This wildly popular two-person play finds an exasperated playwright bemoaning the inadequacy of the actresses he’s been auditioning all day, only to be interrupted by one last actress who is seemingly the embodiment of everything he’s just complained about. She manages to get an audition, reading with the playwright, exploring his work of masochism and dominance, all while lightning flashes, thunder crashes, and the power shifts.


Audition Notice for Venus in Fur by David Ives

Presented by Way Off Broadway Community Players, Leander & Austin

Directed by Nick Wigg

Audition Dates

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (by appointment preferred) / 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. (walk-ins welcome)

Saturday, May 7, 2022

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (by appointment preferred) / 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (walk-ins welcome)

Call Backs

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Auditions will be held at CSz Austin / Zach North, located at 14010 US-183 Unit 540, Cedar Park, TX 78613. To schedule an audition, please use the SignUpGenius page (click HERE). Those  without an appointment will be seen as time permits between scheduled auditions and during  the specific walk-in hours listed above.

 Venus in Fur - Audition Form.pdf (210KB pdf)

Actors will be asked to cold read from the script. See sides  available via the links below. In addition, a 1-2-minute monologue is encouraged  but not required to be considered.

Video and/or Zoom audition submissions available on an ad hoc basis. Please reach out to Johnny Revicki at johnny.revicki@gmail.com and Nick Wigg at  bignickwigg@gmail.com to arrange or for any questions.

Rehearsals will be 3-4 nights a week, with specific days and times determined after casting.  Performances will be on July 29-31 and August 5-7 (Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as  Saturday and Sunday matinees both weekends) at Leanderthal Distilling in Leander, TX.

Character Breakdown

Vanda Jordan: female-identifying, age 20-40, any race. A struggling actress arriving late for an  audition. Smart, powerful, sexy, cunning, and quite talented. Much more than she first appears.  Vanda spends a significant portion of the play dressed in bra, panties, garter belt, stockings, and heels.

Thomas Novachek: male-identifying, late 20s-late 40s, any race. Well-read, exasperated, confident, and distracted. His goals and desires are a bit of an enigma. Thomas spends some portion of the play dressed in just his underwear.

Related files:

 Venus in Fur - Audition Side 1 - First Meeting.pdf (63KB pdf)
 Venus in Fur - Audition Side 2 - First Transition.pdf (81KB pdf)
 Venus in Fur - Audition Side 3 - The Defense.pdf (67KB pdf)

NOTE: Actors must be comfortable in minimal clothing on stage, as both characters are in a state of undress down to their undergarments (bra & underwear) at various points during the play.

The theatre company’s whistleblower policy will be available for review at auditions, and it will be reviewed again during the first rehearsal by one of the company’s compliance officers. More details are available on the company’s website at wobcp.org.