The Last Five Years
by Deaf Austin Theatre

Sep. 24 - Oct. 08

The Last Five Years, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002. Since then it has had numerous productions both in the United States and internationally.,

The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Jamie's story is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met) and Cathy's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.



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Deaf Austin Theatre and Ground Floor Theatre are hosting virtual auditions for the role of Cathy in The Last Five Years. This is a 2 person musical, one act, 14 songs total, no spoken dialogue.

Directed by Brian Cheslik & Lisa Scheps

Choreographed by Mervin Primeaux O’Bryant

Seeking Deaf and Hard of Hearing signing BIPOC female identifying actors who are local to Austin. Age 24-40. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Must be comfortable with signing both fast and slow music.Must move/dance well.

Rehearsals November 7th- November 30th, 2022.  Performances: December 1st-December 18th, 2022.

Pay: Honorarium of $900. (No travel or lodging.)

Audition Instructions:To audition, you must record yourself signing the first 2 minutes of both of the below 2 songs along with the music. I want to see you act and show the feeling of the song, as well as see your translation experience.


Still Hurting (Lyric Video:

I Can Do Better Than That (Lyric Video:

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Deadline for submissions: October 8th.