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Audition Notice

Play: “Bull in a China Shop”
Author: Bryna Turner
Director: Melissa Taylor
Assistant Director: Moira Bengochea
Stage Manager: Erich Goldstein
Production Manager: Chad Sweet

Audition Date & Time: Sunday, October 3rd, 6pm-9pm
Can’t make it to auditions? Send an audition video to melissa@renolittletheater.org by 5pm on Saturday, October 2nd to be considered. 

Callbacks: Monday, October 4th, 6pm-9pm

Location: Reno Little Theater – Main Theater

Audition material required: 2-3 minute contemporary monologue. If you do not have a monologue prepared, a side will be made available for a cold-reading. 

Rehearsal Schedule:
Schedule to be determined after casting. Meet & Greet and Read Thru tentatively scheduled for the week of October 11th. Rehearsal period begins immediately after casting, because the rehearsal period will be interrupted by holidays. 

Performance Dates:
January 14 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, February 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30pm
January 16, 23, 30 & February 6 @ 2pm

Play synopsis: Inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, this fast-paced comedy asks: What is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential? And how the hell do we grow old together?

Themes: Women’s Rights, LGBTQ, Feminism, Friendship, Love, Aging, Betrayal

Content warnings: Staged intimacy, course language

Covid-19 Protocols

  • Cast & crew members must be fully vaccinated. 
  • RLT will follow Washoe County Health District guidelines and mandates regarding Covid-19 Safety Protocols.

Available Roles (5f):
All actors must be 18+. All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity. 

  • Wooley (Mary) Female-identifying or non-binary femme presenting. The swagger of a gunslinger buttoned into an ankle-length dress; a confident and caring partner to Marks. 
  • Marks (Jeanette)Female-identifying or non-binary femme presenting. A moody & fitful writer and partner, an enigmatic teacher; Woolley’s former student and current partner, ten years Woolley’s junior. 
  • Dean WalshFemale-identifying or non-binary femme presenting. A tight-lipped New England type. Woolley’s subordinate, but Marks’ superior.

  • PearlFemale-identifying or non-binary femme presenting. The president of a secret society of fangirls of the relationship between Marks & Wooley, Marks’ obviously devoted student.

  • FelicityFemale-identifying or non-binary femme presenting. Marks’ roommate in a house off campus called Sweet Pea. A professor in the Philosophy department. 

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