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"The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" - Open Call - The Colony, TX

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1601612
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
The Colony, TX - 75056
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
9-11-2019
Audition Date
10-20-2019
Expiration Date
10-19-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Dallas, TX | Oklahoma City, OK

Audition Description

Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairy tale: her own. This subversive story haunts the audience and carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where not everything ends up happily ever after.


What to prepare:

Dialect - The only character who requires a Russian accent is Olga. All others will use a General American dialect.

Resume/Headshot - Please email your resume and a current headshot with your audition appointment request. You do not need to bring a printed copy to your audition if you have completed this request. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please bring a printed copy of your current headshot and resume. If you’re reading this on the day of auditions and you don’t have a resume or headshot, come see us anyway! We heart talented newbies.

Conflicts - Please bring full knowledge of your calendar to your audition.

  • Annie is being sent back to Russia by her mother, Olga, because her Russian is “like rust” and she wants her to learn Russian for business and lose her American accent. Through conversation with Masha and Katya, she begins to suspect that her Auntie is a wicked witch. In the final moments of our story, Annie must defeat a fighting sack of potatoes and rally her new friends to help fight Baba Yaga and take back her legacy. Annie is definitively the main character of our story - connecting the ensemble together and experiencing the narrative of the characters she encounters. She has a bit of a sarcastic and dry sense of humor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 23
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Masha lives with her boyfriend, Misha, who is a bear. During our story, after a falling out with her best friend Katya regarding her distrust of The Other Katya, she returns home and she and her mother are eaten by Misha. Her friends eventually come to rescue her and their relationships are repaired. Masha is the first to befriend Annie and bring her into the group. She is an amazing storyteller, and she knows it.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 23
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Katya’s been sleeping with “The Tsar” for two years and seems to have some regrets but she LOVES the perks. The Tsar was going to take her to LA, but his wife Valentina had her visa pulled. Katya was studying Economics at University until The Tsar decided that she should study interior design. She absolutely taken aback by The Tsar’s daughter, The Other Katya. Katya’s life is messy. She is the girl who seems like she has it all together but definitely does not.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 30
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Role #4 - The Other Katya

    /Nastya - The Other Katya is the daughter of Valentina and The Tsar. She attends the Economics Institute, and “dreams of numbers: sequences of numbers that she scans for patterns in her sleep.” She feels trapped and pressured by her mom to succeed in school because it would make her dad happy - something her mother can not do. The Other Katya is sort of a princess in a tower. We know that she’s been seeing Katya, but don’t get a really clear indication of the extent of their relationship. Nastya is a professional sex worker, and according to Masha “she’s one tough cunt.” Masha says Nastya is the person she would go to if she was ever in real trouble. Nastya is what Masha says she is. When Annie and Katya and Masha are in a pinch with Misha and Valentina and Baba Yaga and our whole story is coming to a fever pitch, Nastya provides the resources and know-how to handle it.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 35
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • / Passport Control Officer / Professor / Valentina - Plays all four characters: Olga Rabinovich, Russian accent used for her only - In exchange for freedom from Baba Yaga, Olga promised to send her daughter Annie back to Russia to reap her reward. She tells Annie, however, that she brought her to America for religious asylum and that she is sending her back to Russia to lose her American accent and learn Russian for business. Olga is a character with a lot of dimensions. This character requires good comedic timing. Passport Control Officer - Startled when Annie says she has returned to Russia to reap her rewards, she suggests that Annie needs a fairytale visa. Extremely superstitious, she is wary of Annie’s destination “beyond the River of Fire,” and says that once Annie leaves the land of the Truly Dead, there is nothing the embassy can do for her. Like a good Russian, the Passport Control Officer takes her job and this fairytale shit REAL SERIOUS LIKE. Professor teaches the Russian for business class that Annie is taking. Although, she seems to be spending a good deal of class time to go over Russian folklore. The Professor is nostalgic for the days of Khrushchev and a more liberal view of literature and the arts. Valentina is The Tsar’s wife and mother of The Other Katya. She knows that Katya is the Tsar’s mistress and is threatened by her relationship with the Tsar and her relationship with The Other Katya. She is ultimately killed by Katya. We really don’t like Valentina.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Role #6 - Baba Yaga

    / Auntie Yaroslava: Like…. really really really old. If you’re a mature person who can convincingly portray one of the best villains in all of folklore, you’re the right age to audition for this role. Auntie Yaroslava Yanovna is actuallly…. Baba Yaga - I mean, do we even need to explain? Google for a WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON ONE OF FOLKLORE’S MOST FAMOUS VILLAINS but we’ll say this… She lives in a shack that she set on top of tall chicken legs that run in circles if strangers approach. Every time she is asked a question she ages one year. She requires tedious tasks that require magic for completion. Oh, and she has jagged iron teeth sometimes (okay… a lot of times) used for eating people. As Olga says, “Watch out for witches. Wicked witches is crazy bitches.”
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 61 - 85
    Expiration Date: Oct 19, 2019

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