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
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 email@example.com and Nick Wigg at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.