directed by Joanne Greenberg
January 30th, 2021
Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler announces video auditions for a benefit reading of Raggedy And, a prize-winning play by David Valdes which examines current gender politics with insight and wit. The play was first presented at Chandler in 2016, during another presidential contest, and the playwright will be tweaking it to reflect the results of the November 3rd election.
The production will be pre-recorded for ZOOMing on Saturday evening January 30, proceeds to GLAD's transgender rights project. Rehearsals, all by ZOOM, will begin in December. The recording, with actors in separate spaces at Chandler, will take place in mid-January.
About the play: An unknown poet's selection to read at the presidential inauguration sparks both excitement and anxiety in her close circle, as the poet is pressured to define herself with a label she has avoided for years. "In a fast-paced comedy of manners for our times, four LGBTQ characters with opposing agendas tango over minority labels, gender politics, and the limits of privacy." (New Play Network)
We seek to cast two actors identifying as male, the latter preferably also identifying as Latinex:
-- Ben: 20s, mid-20s, son of poet Ondi and her wife Clem, a construction supervisor
-- Jayden: late 20s, Cuban-American member of Presidential Inaugural Committee
Actors must be comfortable ZOOMing same-sex displays of affection.
VIDEO AUDITIONS ARE DUE TO DIRECTOR JOANNE GREENBERG by November 2.
CALL-BACKS VIA ZOOM WILL TAKE PLACE on November 7.
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Joanne Greenberg: <> or (802) 734-1013.
Vermont Pride Theater's mission is to present onstage the issues and concerns of LGBTQ Vermonters, in a context that encourages interaction between audiences and performers, in order to build understanding and acceptance among these Vermonters, their families and friends, and the wider community.
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