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SecondStory Repertory is holding auditions for our November 2021 production of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Andrew Coopman (They/He).


The Revolutionists is a play that tackles the question: “Who gets to tell our story?” The story? Four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror: playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle. They hang out, dream, fight, love, and plot a murder of an editor of the paper, all while trying not to loose their heads in the name of trying to beat back the extremist insanity in Paris, 1793. What was a hopeful revolution for the people is now sinking into hyper-violent hypocritical male rhetoric or classist beliefs. This timely, contemporary reimagined grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about the relationships between violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and equity, witnessing 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: Video Submissions due by Saturday August 14, 2021 at 11:59pm

Callback Dates: Monday August 23, 2021 7pm-10pm (SSR) and Tuesday August 24, 2021 7pm-10pm (SSR)

The show runs October 29-November 14, 2021. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8p, Sunday November 14 at 2pm.


Rehearsal schedule:

September 19 7pm-10pm

September 21-22 7pm-10pm

September 26 7pm-10pm

September 28-29 7pm-10pm

October 3 7pm-10pm

October 5-6 7pm-10pm

October 10 7pm-10pm

October 12-13 7pm-10pm

October 17 7pm-10pm

October 19-20 7pm-10pm

Tech Week (October 24-28, 2021) Sunday-Thursday 7pm-11pm

*Rehearsals will be in Redmond.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs

Roles listed are representative. Exact casting will be determined at callbacks. Roles are for ages 18 and up. SecondStory Repertory does not discriminate based on; race, gender, age, or sexual orientation in any of our casting processes. 


OLYMPE de GOUGES— Badass activist playwright and feminist. Theater nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure their personal freedom.

CHARLOTTE CORDAY— Badass country person and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, never been kissed.

MARIE ANTOINETTE— Less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend.

MARIANNE ANGELLE— A badass black person in Paris. From the Caribbean and a free person, a spy working with their partner, Vincent. Tough, classy, vigilant. The sanest one of them all.

Audition Requirements: Videos must be submitted no later than Saturday August 14, 2021 at 11:59pm. The email needs to include the following:

-      headshot

-      resume

-      any conflicts you may have with the schedule

-      link or attachment to your video of a contemporary comedic monologue.


Please email for questions or to submit.


Audition Location: All auditions will be done by video submission. Callbacks will be done in person at SecondStory Repertory. 


SecondStory Repertory pays a stipend to actors to defray the cost of participation in the production. 

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