Santa Fe Playhouse 2023 Fiesta Melodrama Auditions
Sunday, June 4, 2023
6 pm – 10 pm
To schedule an appointment, please email Associate Artistic Director, Antonio Miniño (they, them) with your preferred time(s), headshot (or photo of yourself), and resume (or cover letter) to email@example.com
Are welcomed and will be seen between scheduled appointments.
Only considering in-person auditions at the moment.
Non-Union: $250 weekly minimum
Non-union actors for roles in Santa Fe Playhouse’s 2023 Santa Fe Fiesta Melodrama. Every level of experience is welcome.
Please prepare a comedic monologue or story. You are also welcome (but not required to) prepare a song acapella highlighting your vocal range and storytelling ability.
Santa Fe Playhouse
142 East De Vargas Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Written by Bawdy & Beautiful Santa Feans
Directed by Felix Cordova
EXPECTED TO ATTEND AUDITIONS
Antonio Miniño, Associate Artistic Director (Casting Director)
David Stallings, General Manager (Audition Monitor)
Rehearsals Begin: July 24, 2023
Performance Run: Aug 24 – Sep 10, 2023
Now in its 101st year, the Fiesta Melodrama is Santa Fe’s oldest theatrical tradition, written in-house by bawdy and bold anonymous Santa Feans. The Melodrama is our community’s farcical Year in Review, skewering politicians, public-school policy, police, the press, and everything else that makes Santa Fe so “different.” Directed by 10-year Melodrama veteran Felix Cordova.
In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles. (Adopted from language originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Trarquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
Hero: Artsy, Cultivator of Crops. Tamale Salesman who is a New Age Young Man.
Heroine: Environmental Science Teacher into Earth Preservation and Sustainability. Into Crystals and Gemstones.
Villainess: Realtor/Land Developer, Chaos Creator who is a thief of the city’s valuable asset.
Moose: Shows MC, Quirk, and Animated. Has Accent (Open to accent choices, have fun!) Hero is the only one who can see Moose.
Saul: Local, Cholo, Funny, and Lovable. Northern NM Vibes.
Karen: Entitled NM Transplant.
Townsperson /Councilman: Local New Mexican
Townsperson 2: Local New Mexican
Please email Associate Artistic Director, Antonio Miniño (they, them) at firstname.lastname@example.org