Auditions for TLP’s Marvel Spotlight Plays
Audition for our rescheduled spring 2023 production of Squirrel Girl Goes to College and Mirror of Most Value!
How to apply:
If you're interested in auditioning, please send a resume, headshot, and any pre-prepared video audition to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, if you don't have a prepared video audition, you can send a video of yourself reading this Kamala monologue. Please submit your audition no later than FEBRUARY 8th at 4pm EST.
If you're selected for a callback, you will be asked to attend an in-person callback the weekend of February 11/12.
Callbacks, rehearsals, and performances will all take place in-person at Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, MA.
Performances: Performances are currently scheduled for May 19, 20, 25 & 26 at 8pm and May 21 & 27 at 2pm.
Tech and Dress Rehearsals: Actors must be available for tech all day Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th and every night May 15 – May 18 for dress rehearsals. Actors are expected to help with strike after the final matinee.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin the week of March 1st and will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 7–10pm and Sunday afternoons from 1–5pm.
Every actor will play characters in both plays, with many actors playing multiple roles within each play. Actors playing multiple roles must demonstrate versatility in portraying multiple characters and strong comedic ability. Familiarity with the characters and stories of Marvel is a plus, but not a requirement—the perspective of someone unfamiliar with the franchise would prove equally compelling as that of a diehard fan!
BIPOC performers are strongly encouraged to apply. We are actively seeking actors and crew members of diverse backgrounds to include more voices in the world of this experience. We want our staffing to reflect the diversity of our participants.
Please note that the characters of Kamala, Nakia, and Ammi are of South Asian heritage—we are specifically seeking actors of such a background to fill these roles.
The listed ages of each character are generally intended to act as a rough guideline. For example, an early-twenties actor who can play a little younger need not feel barred from consideration for a given role.
KAMALA KHAN (ages 14-18) - a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. Female identifying.
BRUNO CARRELLI (ages 14-18) - Kamala's other best friend and sometime crush. Male identifying.
ZOE ZIMMER (ages 14-18) - Kamala's kinda snotty classmate. Female identifying.
JOSH RICHARDSON (ages 14-18) - Zoe's boyfriend, the jock. Male identifying.
LEE (ages 14-18) - Josh's friend. Male identifying.
ALEX (ages 14-18) - Josh's friend. Any gender.
MICHAELA "MIKE" GUTIERREZ (ages 14-18) - Bruno's girlfriend, the new girl. Female identifying.
AMMI (ages 35+) - Kamala's mother. Female identifying.
MS. NORRIS (ages 30+) - Physics teacher. Female identifying.
SQUIRREL CHORUS (ages 8-12) - They sing, they dance, they chant, they comment. Any gender.
DOREEN GREEN (ages 17-20) - a.k.a. Squirrel Girl. Our hero, college freshman, positive, enthusiastic, protective. Female identifying.
DOCTOR DOOM (ages 18+) - Obsessive, humorless super villain. Any gender.
NANCY WHITEHEAD (ages 17-20) - College freshman, Doreen's dorm roommate. Female identifying.
BRIGHTMIND (30+) - Luminous computer science professor. Any gender.
SMARTNOGGIN (ages 19-25) - Brightmind's offstage teaching assistant. Any gender.
FREAK (ages 19-25) - Freaky new teaching assistant. Any gender.
MODOC (ages 20+) - Suspicious substitute teacher and super villain whose brain houses a giant computer. Any gender.
Full vaccination is required for directors, actors, and production crew.