Casting Diverse Ensemble of 8 Women+ for New Play, The Womyn's Mysteries

See-Saw Theatre Lab is holding auditions for new, devised, ensemble-driven show, The Womyn’s Mysteries. Auditions are at the Phoenix Theater on Saturday, April 21, 4pm-7pm and Sunday, April 22, 9:30am-11:45am.  While this production will be part of the Minnesota Fringe, these auditions are separate from Fringe Unified Auditions. (However, if you plan on participating in Fringe Unified and would like to audition for us as well, we recommend signing up on April 22 as we share the same space.)

Auditions are solo and timeslots are 10min each (4pm, 4:10pm, etc). To reserve your audition timeslot, email your name, phone number, audition day, and top 3 times to
Drop-in auditioners are welcome to come at anytime, but may or may not be seen depending on availability.

We seek a smart, multi-talented, diverse ensemble of 8 women+ (queer and trans artists are welcome!) We are committed to having a cast which reflects as much as possible the diversity of women+ in our community, and actors of all races/ethnicities and life perspectives are highly encouraged to audition.  

Ensemble breakdown:

2 Women+, any race, age 18-29

3 Women+, any race, age 30-45

3 Women+, any race, age 45-60

1 Woman+, any race, age 60-75

Please bring a headshot & resume to your audition (or you may email them when your reserve your spot), and come a few minutes early to fill out paperwork. For your audition, prepare either a 1-2min monologue (dramatic or comedic) OR a 1-2min story about an experience that shaped or defined who you are today. Be prepared to answer questions, potentially improvise/explore movement, and share unique talents.  


About the Show:

How do you choose to kill in cold blood, even if the cause is just? How do you face motherhood in old age?  How can you support a revolutionary movement when your male counterparts silence your voice? Following the structure of medieval mystery (or biblical morality) plays, The Womyn’s Mysteries takes the often skewed and brief stories of the women in the Judeo-Christian bible, and adapts, deepens, and expands them into a rich, honest, and powerful production. By approaching these epic tales from a contemporary vantage point, The Womyn’s Mysteries connects the challenges that women face today to ancient archetypes, and, ultimately, the continually unfolding story of the multi-faceted identity and collective power of women.

Please note: While the Judeo-Christian bible is the reference point for this play, this production treats the characters and stories as archetypal and fictional. This play does not promote a specific religious belief or agenda, and does not require any particular belief or faith (other than “women are awesome”).

General Schedule:
Devising rehearsals will take place in late May and June (roughly 3-6 hours a week) with full production rehearsals running 5 days a week, starting in July (No rehearsals over Memorial Day weekend or July 4th). Most rehearsals will be at the Phoenix Theater.

Performances will take place at the Minnsky Theater August 4 at 5:30pm, August 6 at 8:30pm, August 8 at 10:00pm, August 11 at 7:00pm, and August 12 at 2:30pm. Tech TBD.

Stipends paid for the development period as well as the production period.


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