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New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for our YouthAware spring 2020 tour of OUTSPOKEN


About:  YouthAware offers actors a unique opportunity to present original plays for Northern and Central California K - 12 youth that entertain, enlighten, and engage. Performances are followed by post-show dialogues. Visit nctcsf.org/youthaware for more information about our current YouthAware programs.


Casting: Non-AEA actor-educators for our 2019-20 YouthAware season. We are specifically looking to cast actors (18 or older) who can represent our diverse Bay Area school audiences. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and body types, who can play younger characters are encouraged to submit, and experience working with youth is preferred. YouthAware actor-educators are trained to facilitate post-show conversations with students.


OUTSPOKEN (on tour in the Bay Area April-May 2020) 5 Actors, to play high school students.

Engaging young characters present stories in fast paced scenes to help audiences examine stereotypes, labels, peer pressure, identity, and respect for differences in their own school and community. The ensemble of “OUTSPOKEN” will be cast in a variety of roles (TBD within the first week of rehearsal) in each of the vignettes that make up the show.

Rehearsals: March 30-April 17, 2020. Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm.

Performances: April 20-May 15, 2020. Monday – Friday daytimes (updated tour schedule will be shared with cast 2 weeks prior to performances) (7am-4pm)

Stipend: $300/week


Auditions: Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5-9pm (by appointment only)


Callbacks:  Monday, October 21, 2019 from 2-5pm (by request of director)


Where:  New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.


Prepare:  You will have a three minute time slot. Please prepare a contemporary monologue that best showcases your personality and a special skill (ex. a capella singing, beatboxing, rapping, etc). Please also come prepared to talk about your interest in education and/or theatre for young audiences.

Full script is available on the play page at www.nctcsf.org/youthaware/plays, and callbacks will consist of sides from the script.


How to submit for audition appointment consideration: Please email your headshot and résumé to Casting@nctcsf.org. E-mails that do not include headshots and résumés will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES, PLEASE.





New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for our production of Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel. Directed by Arturo Catricala, Musical Direction by Joe Wicht.


About the show:  Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is the comically candid story of Alison Bechdel as she tries to understand her dysfunctional relationship with her father, a deeply closeted and mercurial funeral director. Based on the best-selling graphic memoir, the past and present blend together in this tender and surprisingly hilarious testament to the complicated nature of family.


Casting the following roles (NON-AEA ONLY):

All gender identities and ethnicities encouraged to submit.


ALISON – early to mid 40s. The narrator and a comic artist. As an adult, she’s able to reflect thoughtfully on her childhood and those relationships. Actor should be able to smoothly move between speech and song. Vocal range: low E to light belt C sharp.


BRUCE BECHDEL - 40s, Alison’s father. An English teacher and funeral home director who’s hobbies include historic restoration of his home. Caring and attentive to his children, but has a quick temper due to years of repression. Actor should be able to smoothly move between speech and song. Vocal range: B to G.


HELEN BECHDEL - 40s, Alison’s mother. Tries to be a good mother and wife, but is exhausted by her rocky marriage and her husband’s exploits.  Actor should be able to smoothly move between speech and song. Vocal range: A flat to strong mixed E.


MEDIUM ALISON - 18-20 years old, college freshman. Well-read and very intelligent teen, she’s discovering herself apart from her family, which can lead to social awkwardness. (also plays one of the SUSAN DEYS) Actor should be able to smoothly move between speech and song. Vocal range: strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.


JOAN - Early 20s, college student. She’s confident with a dry sense of humor and sexual energy. Very comfortable in her skin and identity. (also plays one of the SUSAN DEYS) Actor should be comfortable with harmony and alto lines.  


ROY / MARK / PETE / BOBBY JEREMY - 20s. Roy is a young man Bruce has hired for yard work / Pete is a mourner at the funeral home / Mark is a high-school junior. Bobby Jeremy is the lead singer of a band in Alison’s mind.  Actor should have clean pop sound to a B.


(SMALL ALISON, CHRISTIAN, and JOHN auditions to be held at a later date) 



Sunday, September 29, 2019 (General Auditions/by appointment only, from 4-9pm)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (Callbacks, by request of the director, from 5-9pm)



New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.



Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue and 32 bars of an uptempo song. Please provide sheet music.



We begin rehearsal on March 29 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week.



Previews begin May 15; Runs May 23 thru June 14, 2020.

Wednesdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback May 31).

Possible extension until June 27, 2020.


Pay: $850.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive with rehearsals and performances).

To set up an audition time, please send a headshot and resumé to CASTING@NCTCSF.ORG. You may also request more information about the show & a rehearsal schedule using the e-mail above. Auditions are by invitation only, based on submission. E-mails that do not include headshots and resumés will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES, PLEASE!