Audition Information

Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson

Auditions for Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, the first full-length production of our 51st season, will be held Sunday, June 24 from 3-5pm and Monday, June 25 from 7:30-9:30pm at Silver Spring Stage (in the Woodmoor Shopping Center) 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20901.

Please sign up for an audition slot on one of the two days via Sign-Up Genius

The audition form can be found here: Emilie audition form

Please bring the completed audition form with you. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen as time allows.

Those wishing to audition should prepare two contrasting monologues, any style, each 30-60 seconds in length.

Call-backs will be held on Wednesday, June 27.

Performances will run weekends September 14-October 6, 2018, with matinees on Sept. 23 and 30.

Questions? Please contact director Erin Steele:

Character Descriptions —
All characters are based on historic figures from 18th century France.  All races and ethnicities will be considered for all roles. All roles are open and unpaid. Silver Spring Stage is an all volunteer organization.

Emilie, La Marquise du Châtelet: Woman, approx. age 40 (35-45 range), sparklingly brilliant and witty

Voltaire: Man, approx. age 50 (45-55 range), charming, energetic, enthusiastic

THE ENSEMBLE: Players take on multiple parts within the show, including Emilie’s mother, husband, daughter, lover, tutor, rival scientist, servant, etc. There is also ensemble movement and tableau work. The Ensemble consists of the following:

Soubrette: Woman, approx. age 18-30 range, girlish, flirtatious

Ingenue: Woman, approx. age 25-35 range, like a younger Emilie

Madam: Woman, approx. age 50-65 range, elegant but with gravitas

Gentleman 1: Man, approx. age 25-40 range, sincere and attractive

Gentleman 2: Man, approx. age 30-50 range, proud and intellectual

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