Transluminate 2020 auditions set for Feb. 3

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ST. LOUIS — Auditions for Transluminate 2020 will be at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in St. Louis on Monday, Feb. 3.

From the Facebook event page:

The Q Collective will hold non-union auditions for this year’s Transluminate Arts Festival Feb. 3, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The auditions will take place at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3510 Giles Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116. Please email auditions@theqcollective.theater with your preferred audition times.

If you are able to, please prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary monologue. Sides will be available at the audition.

Pay for this event is $50.

Plays will be directed by Charlie Meyers and Sean Michael

SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will take place from Feb. 20 through 23 at St. Paul
Tech will run Feb. 24 through 26 at The Chapel
Performances are Feb. 27 through 29 at 7:30 PM and Feb. 29 through March 1 at 4:00 PM.

The Q Collective is committed to providing a safe environment for artists to work in and operates under the Chicago Theatre Standards. These standards can be reviewed at notinourhouse.org.



CHARACTERS

REST/PEACE

John, a trans man in his 20s or 30s

In a short monologue, John reflects on a recent loss, while affirming his masculine self.

TESTOSTERONE PEOPLE

Jack, a trans man in his 20s or 30s
Andy, a cis man in his 20s or 30s. Jack’s husband.

Andy helps his husband Jack administer his first testosterone shot. They talk about their love, their marriage, and the oddities of being “testosterone people.”

ANOTHER KIN

Moon Wolf
Bacteria
Water Maker
Pack Members 1, 2, 3
Sid

Roles in this piece are open to all. Excepting Sid, all roles may be doubled.

A human wants to transform into another species and must decide which kind to choose. They visit different worlds to try their selections with the help of a spaceship.

TRANSCODICIL

SHAWNA Late 20s-early 30s. Transgender woman. Married to JOE. Sweet, sensible, strong. Very sharp and organized.

JOE Late 20s-early 30s. Transgender man. Married to SHAWNA and pregnant with their child. Likes being goofy and making jokes.

VIRGINIA 40s-50s. Lawyer who is also the executor of the estate of JOE’s Aunt Tammy. Pleasant, but no-nonsense type of person.

LORETTA 50s-60s. JOE’s estranged mother. Uses her religion to attack others, instead of as a source of inspiration to treat others in a positive manner.

Joe, a transgender man, and Shawna, a transgender woman, are married, and Joe is carrying their child. Joe’s Aunt Tammy has recently died, and Joe was expected to be her sole heir. Tammy’s executor, Virginia, tells Joe and Shawna about a codicil Tammy added to her will, which may prevent Joe from inheriting the estate. It turns out that Joe’s transphobic mother, Loretta, and her church pressured Tammy into creating the codicil. Thanks to Shawna’s shrewd thinking, the codicil goes through its own transition, and Joe and Shawna stand up to the bullying.

WABI SABI

LAUREL, cisgender young woman
MIKE, transgender young man

Both characters are played by teen actors.

We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on the cis gender binary, but invite transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary performers to read for the roles, cisgender or otherwise, they most identify with. We encourage actors of all types, backgrounds, gender, ability to audition. Unless a role specifies in the script, we will keep characters open to all backgrounds.

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