Auditions for the 2019 Aphra Behn Emerging Artists' Festival

SATE will host non-equity auditions for Aphra Behn Emerging Artists' Festival as part of its 2019 season, "Season of Ritual" on Monday, January 7 from 7:00-10:00pm at 3547 Olive Street (Centene Center for the Arts), St. Louis, MO 63103.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts; sides will be available one week prior to auditions. Actors auditioning are asked to sign up for a 90 minute slot on a first sign up basis: 7:00-8:30pm or 8:30-10:00pm. SATE seeks to continue its tradition of not only auditioning, but producing color and gender conscious casts. Please email a resume and headshot; as we will not require you to bring hard copies to the audition. If you would like to audition, please email Please indicate which time slot you prefer. All positions are paid.

Aphra Behn Emerging Artists' Festival In its third year, the Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival will consist of new plays written by Jackie Chambers, EK Doolin, and Delaney Piggnins & directed by Lana Dvorak, Jeanitta Perkins, and Kristen Strom. Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival is named for the British playwright, poet, translator, and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by writing, Aphra Behn broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women.

Production dates: March 15-17, 2019 (Friday-Sunday) at the Centene Center for Arts.
All performances at 8pm. Tech will take place between Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14. Please come prepared with all conflicts starting February 17, 2019.

SATE is casting the following:

Burden of Proof by Delaney Piggins, directed by Kristen Strom
A play about three women on a road trip from their University to their hometown to testify as witnesses in the sexual assault case against their high school English teacher. The action of the play takes place in the car on the six hour journey home, in the courtroom the next day, and on a stage which becomes a dream-state platform for the three women to express their responses to the legal system, as well as their experiences with trauma, relationships, and oppression.
JOAN (doubles with Younger Joan): Senior Political Science Major
KAY (doubles with Younger Kay): Graduate Student and TA studying Environmental Ethics
CASSIE (doubles with Younger Cassie): Sophomore Musical Theatre Major
* All roles can be cast as any race or ethnicity.

V by EK Doolin, directed by Lana Dvorak
A 10 minute Yoga Play
Veronica is disillusioned with genius, so she tries yoga. Unfortunately, so do a couple of geniuses.
VERONICA: a Young Woman; new to yoga; (can be any ethnicity)
VOLTAIRE: a French Philosopher; enjoys deep poses
VAN GOGH: a Dutch Painter; confused and flatulent

Intervals by Jackie Chambers, directed by Jeanitta Perkins
A series of monologues exploring the lives of three individuals who have been profoundly affected by homelessness. Intervals examines the everyday challenges and the emotional and mental tolls of homelessness and the attempts to escape it.
LANIE: a woman in her early to mid-thirties. Any ethnicity. A white collar professional with no strong personal relationships.
ERIC: a man in his early to mid-twenties. Any ethnicity. A grocery store worker with a young daughter. He is close with his parents.
HAYLEY: a sixteen year old girl. Any ethnicity. She is high school student that has had to grow up too fast due to her family's circumstance. She watches out for her little sister.


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