AUDITIONS

The Cake

Ages 18+

January 30, 2022 @ 3pm-5pm

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Stageworks Theatre announces auditions for its next show of the 2021/2022 season, The Cake, by Bekah Brunstetter performing March 18, 2022 through April 3, 2022.

Directed by Lisa Garza, The Cake is the story of Della, a small-town baker in Now, North Carolina, with a big passion for cakes and the Bible. Della is delighted when Jen — the girl Della practically raised as her own — comes back to town and asks Della to bake a cake for her wedding for Jenny’s fiancée, Macy. Della’s faith and love of the Bible are challenged, and she must make one of the hardest decisions of her life.

 

Advisory: The Cake is suitable for mature audiences who can handle its themes, some adult language and sexual references and implied nudity.

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”) 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 also routinely require masks during rehearsals based on area conditions. For specific questions, please feel free to contact our  Artistic Director.

Performances

Performing on our Garza Mainstage.

 

March 18 @ 7:30pm

March 19 @  7:30pm

March 20 @ 3pm

March 25 @ 7:30pm

March 26 @ 7:30pm

March 27 @ 3pm

April 1 @ 7:30pm

April 2 @ 7:30pm

April 3 @ 3pm

How to Audition
  • Register to audition here:  https://airtable.com/shrxJGjjd9ySHpa2P

  • Prepare up to a 2-minute monologue from a modern play. 

  • Unable attend auditions? We will accept video auditions no later than January 30. Please register as instructed above and also submit a Vimeo or YouTube audition link as part of registration (please provide password if needed).  If there are extenuating circumstances and would prefer to audition in person, but can’t make it, please contact our  Artistic Director.

Rehearsal Schedule
  • Regular rehearsals: February 3 - March 17, 2022 (estimated 24 rehearsals)

  • Generally, 4 rehearsals per week: Monday-Thursday 7-10pm (time to varies and will be published in advance)

  • Not all actors are called to every rehearsal.  We will work around your schedule; however, this show requires strict rehearsal attendance.  Three conflicts are accepted.

  • February 3 attendance is mandatory.

  • Tech week is March 14 - March 17 from 6-10pm (no conflicts accepted).

  • Actors also must commit March 24 and March 31 for rehearsals or show dates TBD.

Performance Schedule
  • March 18 - April 3, 2022 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 3pm). Additional shows are possible on March 24 and March 31 TBD (those would be at 7:30pm)

Final Casting​ by February 1, 2022
  • Watch our website and the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.   

Roles

 

  • Della: (Presenting Female) Age: 45–60s, pleasant, motherly, loveable, conservative (Della requires brief presentation in lingerie).

  • Tim: (Presenting Male) Age: 45–60s, Della’s husband. A hard-working good ol’ boy.

  • Jen: (Presenting Female) Age: 20’s–30’s, dreamed of her wedding day her whole life.

  • Macy: (Presenting Female) Age: 20’s–30’s, black female, and Jen’s fiancée.

Stipends
  • $300 Stipend is paid to all actors at the conclusion of the production.