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SecondStory Repertory is holding auditions for our February 2023 production of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Rachel Delmar. (Indoor, in person, presentation. SSR follows all safety protocols required by the City, County, State, and Federal health authorities.)

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. 

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule:
Sunday, January 15, 2023 7pm-10pm
Monday, January 16, 2023 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7pm-10pm
Wednesday January 18, 2023 7pm-10pm
Sunday, January 22, 2023 7pm-10pm
Monday, January 23, 2023 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7pm-10pm
Wednesday January 25, 2023 7pm-10pm
Sunday, January 29, 2023 7pm-10pm
Monday, January 30, 2023 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7pm-10pm
Wednesday February 1, 2023 7pm-10pm
Sunday February 5, 2023 7pm-10pm
Monday February 6, 2023 7pm-10pm
Tuesday February 7, 2023 7pm-10pm
Wednesday February 8, 2023 7pm-10pm

Monday February 13, 2023 7pm-11pm
Tuesday February 14, 2023 7pm-11pm
Wednesday February 15, 2023 7pm-11pm
Thursday, February 16, 2023 7pm-11pm PWYC PREVIEW (8pm)
Friday February 17, 2023 OPENING NIGHT (7pm call/8pm performance)
Saturday February 18, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Thursday February 23, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Friday, February 24, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Saturday, February 25, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Sunday, February 26, 2023 2pm Matinee Performance (1pm call)
Thursday March 2, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Friday, March 3, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 8pm Performance (7pm call)
Sunday, March 5, 2023 2pm Matinee Performance (1pm call)

*All rehearsals and performances will be in Redmond.

Audition Dates: Video Submissions due by Wednesday November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm 
Callback Dates: December 4th, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm 

Audition Requirements: Videos must be submitted no later than Wednesday November 30, 2022 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 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
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. The role of OLYMPE de GOUGES has been cast and will be performed by Jennifer Reif.

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.


SecondStory pays a stipend of $250 to defray the cost of participation in the production.

SecondStory Repertory
Contact: Jen Chenovick
Primary Phone: 425.881.6777
Physical Address: 7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250, Redmond, WA 98052