AUDITIONS

Puffs 

Ages 18+

January 16, 2022 @ 12pm-2pm

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Stageworks Theatre announces auditions for its next show of the 2021/2022 season, Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic!

Directed by Sam Brown, Puffs, is a fun and heartwarming show for all fans of Potter. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”

Auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity.  All actors are required to be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions.  Roles may be cast without callbacks.  Rehearsals and performances are held at Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070

HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE* – For the health and safety of our performers, volunteers and staff and to mitigate all risks as best we can, we require all eligible performers to be fully vaccinated against Covid19 (two vaccine doses of Moderna and/or Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson). Proof of vaccination is also requested at auditions. Additionally, a Covid19 vaccine booster or a prior Covid19 infection in lieu of a third dose (“booster”) is preferred.  No exceptions will be made at this time.  To help reduce risks, we routinely require masks during rehearsals based on area conditions. For specific questions, please feel free to contact our Artistic Director.

Performances

Performing in our intimate Fischer Studio.

 

March 4 @ 7:30pm

March 5 @  7:30pm

March 6 @ 3pm

March 11 @ 7:30pm

March 12 @ 7:30pm

March 13 @ 3pm

How to Audition
  • Register to audition here:  https://airtable.com/shrAmVt0ngFymWu6O 

  • Prepare up to a 2-minute modern comedic monologue from a play. Think Will Farrell or Monty Python NOT Neil Simon. Your physical comedy and improvisation skills will be tested as well.

  • Unable attend auditions? We will accept video auditions no later than January 15. Please register as instructed above and also submit a Vimeo or YouTube audition link as part of registration (please provide password if needed).

Rehearsal Schedule
  • Regular rehearsals: January 22-February 24, 2022

  • January 22 attendance is mandatory

  • Generally, 4 rehearsals per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7-10pm. Saturdays 12-3pm/1-4pm/11-2pm (time to varies and will be published in advance)

  • This show requires strict rehearsal attendance.  2 conflicts are accepted.

  • Tech week is Saturday, February 26 (12-5pm), Monday February 28-Thursday March 3 630-10pm (no conflicts accepted).

Final Casting​

Watch our website audition page http://www.stageworkshouston.org/auditions and the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.   

Roles

 

  • WAYNE HOPKINS (male presenting) The hero. Totally uncool, but full of charm and heart. Loyal to a tee. Likes comic books and video games, knows nothing about magic or this weird magic world he is now a part of. Best friends with Oliver and Megan. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • OLIVER RIVERS (male presenting) One of the main trio. Incredibly smart and cerebral, he is a math wiz, and proud of it; lovingly a nerd from New Jersey. After ending up at wizarding school, he finds out he isn’t the top of his class, and instead begins a fantastical journey of friendship and even some love, better than any algebra class could ever promise. Real comic chops, incredibly appealing, youthful. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • MEGAN JONES (female presenting) One of the main trio; begins the show by only desiring to live up to her mother’s reputation: a dark wizard currently in Wiz Priz for being such a bad-ass Death Buddy in her youth. Favorite store: Hot Topic. Favorite color: black. Over time, her tough veneer begins to soften, as a budding romance with Oliver becomes apparent. Defiant and headstrong on the surface, the audience begins to see that her adamance of being completely unique and independent really stems from her desire to be loved and accepted. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • NARRATOR The narrator of the story. She/he guides us through our entire show of Puffy-ness. British accent. Must be a great storyteller, as she/he must keep the audience engaged and updated on all the goings-on. Can be a bit of a know-it-all, but still relatable and appealing. Comedy skills a must, improv background is a plus. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • ERNIE MAC (male presenting) and A VERY TALL MAN / SEAMUS / A CERTAIN POTIONS TEACHER / PROFESSOR TURBAN / GHOST HISTORY TEACH / PROFESSOR LOCKY / MR. NICK / SAL / SECOND HEADMASTER / REAL MR. MOODY Requires an actor capable of doing strong impressions. Ernie Mac: Proud. Loud. Pretty sure he’s the best. Male Teachers: Potions Teacher/ Locky/ Professor Turban/ Mr. Moody. All impressions. Strong comedic ability. (Impressions: Rickman/ Branagh/Gleeson/Whoever played Quirrell in the movie). Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • HANNAH (female presenting) and FIRST HEADMASTER / PROFESSOR McG / PROFESSOR SPROUTTY / XAVIA JONES / PROFESSOR LANNY / RUNES TEACH / MS. BABBLE Requires playing several different roles back-to-back, so the ability to play a variety of character types a plus. Hannah: Shy. Very shy. Female Teachers: Professor McG, Professor Plants, Professor T, Bath Babbles. Adults of all kinds of different personalities. (Maggie Smith impression for McG.) Any ethnicity/cultural background.

  • J. FINCH FLETCHLEY (male presenting) and UNCLE DAVE / GOYLE / A FAT FRIAR / CLUMSY LONGBOTTOM / HERMEOONE #3 / VIKTOR / MR. BAGMAN / ZACH SMITH Improvisational skills a plus. Boyish & fun. Chipper and happy except, when his life is in mortal danger. Any ethnicity/cultural background.