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The Revolutionists

October 28, 2023


Stageworks Theatre announces an open audition call for its upcoming show of the 2023/2024 season, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson.


Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.


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. 

Compensation: Actors age 18 and up are paid a modest stipend.

Audition Schedule
  • Open Audition Call: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1-4pm

  • Video auditions are accepted via registration form until 10pm on Friday, October 27.

  • Callbacks (if necessary):  Sunday, October 29, 2023, 6-9pm

  • Final Casting: Those auditioning will receive individual notification of results and cast will be announced on our website and Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group.   


How to Audition 

Register for your audition here:

Actors will sign up for a specific time slot at time of registration.


Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue showcasing your individual personality and interpretation of a character. Could be dramatic or comedic.


Unable Attend Auditions?

Video auditions will be accepted until October 27 at 10pm.  The registration field has a link for a video submission, if needed.  Use Vimeo or YouTube and provide a password if needed.

Rehearsal Schedule
  • First rehearsal is January 8.

  • In general, rehearsals will be Mon-Thurs, 7:30-10pm, and on Sunday, January 21, 6-9pm.

  • Tech/Dress Rehearsal Schedule

    • Saturday, February 10, 12-6pm

    • Monday, February 12, 7-11pm

    • Tuesday, February 13, 7-11pm

    • Wednesday, February 14, 7-11pm

  • Due to the small cast and ensemble nature of this production, it is imperative that each actor have flexible availability. We respectfully ask that conflicts be limited to 2 per cast member. More than that may affect casting eligibility. No conflicts will be accepted after January 31.​

Performance Dates
  • February 15 - 25 (8 performances)

    • Thursday, February 15 at 7:30pm

    • Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm

    • Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm

    • Sunday, February 18 at 3pm

    • Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm

    • Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm

    • Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm

    • Sunday, February 25 at 3pm

Inclusive Casting

The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, types, and abilities will be considered for every role except for those on which the storyline is dependent on a particular race. These exceptions are noted specifically in the character breakdown below.

Available Roles

OLYMPE DE GOUGES- (30s, female presenting, any race) A passionate historical female playwright. She’s headstrong, excitable, and convinced that she’s going to change the world with her art. There’s just one small problem, she doesn’t leave ever leave the safety of her writing desk. She internally battles with the fear of saying the wrong thing but doesn’t have the guts to say the right thing…until she does.

MARIANNE ANGELLE- (30s, female presenting, African American) A total badass. She is from San Domingue in the Caribbean. She’s poignant, classy, and dignified. She is a seeker of truth and purveyor of justice. Her battle is more personal and she has no time for saving the souls of the other women. She sings.

MARIE ANTOINETTE- (30s, female presenting, any race) A bit more wishy-washy than the other women. Okay, a lot more wishy washy than the other women. She is our often misrepresented, interesting to say the least, former queen of France. She should be flighty but graceful- rude but pleasant. Surprising. Plays FRATERNITE in a mask.

CHARLOTTE CORDAY- (20-30, female presenting, any race) Female Assassin. Historical female assassin. Need I really say more? She’s no-nonsense and deeply rooted in her rage against men (one in particular). She has nothing to lose and is fueled by her not so undying commitment to the cause. Pun intended. Plays FRATERNITE in a mask.


Performing in the Fischer Studio

  • Thursday, February 15 at 7:30pm

  • Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm

  • Sunday, February 18 at 3pm

  • Thursday, February 22 at 7:30pm

  • Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm

  • Sunday, February 25 at 3pm

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