SATE will hold non-Equity auditions for Brontë Sister House Party for the roles of Branwell, Helen Burns, and Kate Bush on Wednesday, June 22 from 7-10 PM at Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive Street, 63103. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (linked below).
Brontë Sister House Party by Courtney Bailey, directed by Keating, designed by Bess Moynihan and Liz Henning, will be performed August 10-27, 2022 at The Chapel. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm.
To audition, fill out the Google form by June 20th submitting your resume, headshot, proof of vaccination, and list of your conflicts. (Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Saturday, July 9.) Actors will be contacted by email to arrange their audition time. SATE requires that all actors cast must be vaccinated against COVID-19. All acting positions are paid $450. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SATE is casting the following roles (character descriptions provided by playwright). Artists of all demographics encouraged to audition:
- Branwell: The brother of three women writers, but he doesn’t know that.
- Helen Burns: A ghost of a young woman who caught a cold and died.
- Kate Bush: The real Kate Bush.
*Please note all other roles have been cast.
Originally commissioned by St. Louis Shakespeare Festival as part of the Confluence Writers Project 2021 cohort, Brontë Sister House Party will receive its world-premiere production by SATE. The Brontë sisters of Victorian literary fame (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) are trapped in a purgatorial time loop where they must throw a fabulous house party every night for eternity. Only when they reach The Point of Celebratory Reverence, the highest point of celebration that a party can achieve, will they be released. An absurd, feminist revisionist tribute to all the women artists who’ve created under pressure and still had it in them to throw a good party.