LSU THEATRE MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS
AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel

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The LSU School of Theatre is extending its auditions for the LSU Theatre Mainstage production of AIRNESS by LSU Theatre Alum Chelsea Marcantel and directed by guest Director Hannah Wolf (https://www.hannahjwolf.com/). All initial auditions will be pre-recorded video submissions and the callbacks will be live on zoom at the MDA. The production will have live performances in September in the FALL 2022 Semester.

The new AIRNESS audition schedule is:
Wednesday, March 30 – 10:00 PM – Video Audition submissions due. 
Friday, April 1 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Callbacks live on Zoom in the MDA.

Register with the online form at the bottom of this page. Also, on this form you will also be asked to attach your digital headshot and résumé. At this stage, you don’t need a professional headshot but be sure the photo is representative of your current appearance. Do not worry if you only have a few credits on your résumé. All files must be named with auditioner’s last name then first name. File name examples: thompson_emilia_headshot, thompson_emilia_résumé

Please submit two video monologue audition pieces:
1-minute comedic monologue.
1-minute of air guitar video (OPTIONAL) - In the spirit of air guitar, it's not about perfect technical ability, the director wants to see how you move to music. Pick a song that speaks to you and go for it. Above all, it should be fun.

Upload your audition vidio to the Google Drive folder - Video Submissions.

Digital copies of the script are available in via a shared One Drive link (https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aih_r0l9PrvrlUNbslouTJRzNBe_?e=co4fkf) or by emailing Vastine Stabler for a copy at stabler1@lsu.edu. Please read the script before auditions.

AIRNESS will begin rehearsals on August 22, 2022 and the show will close on October 9, 2022.

Please review the School of Theatre Undergraduate Handbook for important Casting and Rehearsal requirements BEFORE submitting your audition material. The handbook is available under student resources on the LSU Theatre website.

PLAY DESCRIPTION 
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. 

THEATRICAL INTIMACY NOTES
Please read the script before auditions. The script includes kissing, discussions of sexual intimacy, profanity, partial nudity (male character removing their shirt) and consistent use of profanity.

CHARACTER NOTES (as provided by the author.)
2 f, 4 m, 1 either (7 actors possible: 2-3 f, 4-5 m)
Each character represents one of the pillars of air guitar. This pillar is reflected in performance, song choice, approach to the competition, and personal interactions with others while in character. 

CAST
(All cast members will be current LSU students. The ages listed are for character descriptions only.)
Gabe "Golden Thunder" Partridge: originality – 20-30s, actor of color. Golden Thunder uses air guitar to promote world peace. 
Mark "Facebender" Lender: feeling – White, older than the group. Facebender uses air guitar to convey his deepest emotions. 
Astrid "Cannibal Queen" Anderson: technical ability – 20-30s, open to any race. Cannibal Queen is the most technically skilled and constantly has to prove herself. 
Nina "The Nina" O'Neal: airness – 20-30s, any race. Learning the world of air guitar (and how different it is from her band)
David "D Vicious" Cooper: charisma/stage presence – 20-30s, open to any race. The air guitar sell out. Fame made him jaded. 
Ed "Shreddy Eddy" Leary: artistic merit- 20-30s, open to any race. Devoted to the craft and history of the artistry. 
Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure: played by the same actor.
 
If you have any further questions contact Vastine Stabler at stabler1@lsu.edu.