Sunday, September 15, 2013

Audition and crew call at University of Texas: Looking for an open-minded male actor and lighting & audio crew for Behind Those Hazel Lies

Dancer against sky by Iganacio Spritz
Looking for an open-minded male actor and people with experience in stage lighting and audio production to volunteer their time for Behind Those Hazel Lies, a new play by Mark-Anthony Zuniga, directed by Davvi Solomon. The show is scheduled to run in the LAB Theatre at the University of Texas in Austin October 11th-13th. The estimated run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Rehearsals are already underway, so we are looking for people willing to work quickly to help bring this show together.
 PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who participates must be comfortable with mature subject matter which includes male/male intimacy.

Behind Those Hazel Lies is a story about a gay man named Kavin who is convinced by his friends to take a ballet class to help him get over his ex-boyfriend. Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, create family drama, reveal secrets and promote healing. This production is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme. A staged reading of this play (previously titled Danseur Drama) was a Filament sparked by Suzan Zeder as part of The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op in 2013.

There is no compensation for working on this production, but you get experience working on a new artistic project.

Rehearsals have already begun and will range from 6:30pm - 10:30pm weekdays, some weekend rehearsals will be required. Tech rehearsals will begin Sept 30th - Oct 10th.

Performance Dates. Performances are expected to be Oct 11th at 7pm, Oct 12th at 5pm and a possible evening performance on Sunday, Oct 13th.

Lighting/Audio: Email Davvi Solomon at if you would like to help out. Please include your contact information.

Male Actor: The audition is for the role of Renzi Bolle. He is a heterosexual male in his mid to late 20’s and Kavin’s roommate of three years. He works as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and met Kavin after counseling his brother. This character is very confident and thinks everyone finds him attractive. However, he is a really nice guy and protective of Kavin. This character provides comic relief, but also must be emotionally available to help console him during a tough time in his life. The actor playing this role will be required to kiss another male actor.

Auditions are available by appointment only (after 6 pm) until the role is filled. Auditions will be held in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building located at 300 E 23rd St. The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. No prior dance experience required, but actors should be comfortable learning basic ballet. If you are interested in auditioning, please send an email to Include your name, phone number, a resume and a color headshot/photo.

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