Get Involved for the 2019-2020 Season of Productions
The 2019-2020 season takes a look at how forces larger than ourselves shape our experience of the world. Local theater artists and lovers are invited to audition or interview during the weeks of July 9-19. Available roles include cast members, production designers, stage managers, and crew members.
Individual appointments are available July 9 – 19 and can be scheduled online by following this link or by calling (888) 394-3282, ext. 0. If no available time works for you, please call and ask for an alternate time.
Each of the productions will take place in the Black Box at Flashback Theater. The dates and details of each show are as follows:
American Hero by Bess Wohl (a one-act play)
Directed by Sommer Schoch
September 12-22, 2019
Sheri’s first job is “sandwich artist” at a ubiquitous franchised restaurant. After the mysterious disappearance of her boss, she and the rest of the team make do on their own. Will she fulfill her American dream in this supersized dark comedy about life, liberty, and the pursuit of sandwiches? Step into an immersive theater experience to find out! American Hero will give you a taste of the dark side of corporate America in September 2019.
Local Short Plays
September 12-22, 2019
A selection of short plays by local playwrights Chris Harris, David Daring, and Ashton Todd. The short plays will be performed alongside American Hero and we are looking for actors that can fill different roles in two or more plays produced throughout the evening. Each short play is 15 minutes or less.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Jade Ellis
February 6-16, 2020
This Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern will have you laughing your way to understanding the implications of never taking a stand.
Hazard County by Allison Moore
Directed by Sommer Schoch
April 30 – May 10, 2020
A young producer stumbles into town looking for stories and a fresh start. He believes he’s found both in Ruth, a single mother of two. Her made-for-TV tale captures his attention – a broke young widow in a rural Kentucky town, unable to access the trust fund set up for her children after her husband’s murder. But neither of them has told the other the truth, and a past tainted by racism threatens to destroy Ruth’s already shaky existence. Hazard County will create space for you to question the world you perceive through the lens of the media.
What to Prepare
You should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that showcases your stage presence and acting range. A second contrasting monologue is acceptable but not required. Please bring a headshot and acting resume if available. You will fill out a contact form at your audition time. Email is our primary way of contacting actors for call backs, so please be sure you provide an email that you check regularly.
You should prepare a list of past theater experience, if you have any. If not, think about the skills and experience you have that would translate well to backstage and production. This can be communication skills, design or construction experience, etc. If you have any particiular interest in learning a new skill or working on a specific show or project, be prepared to discuss that as well. In the case of production designers, please also bring a few photos of past work. If you don’t have previous theater design experience but are interested in gaining experience in a particular design area, any photo of applicable design work will suffice. (For example, if you are interested in set design, you could bring a picture of a room in your home you have decorated. If you are interested in costume design, you could bring a few pictures of clothing you have created or outfits that you feel represent your design aesthetic.)
New to Flashback Theater?
By auditioning or interviewing for the entire season, you are indicating interest in being considered for opportunities throughout the entire upcoming year. You will be able to indicate on your audition form if you are unavailable for particular shows. The director of each show will be calling back individuals from this pool of talent for show specific opportunities based on your type, experience, and availability. For this reason, it is helpful if you bring a photo of yourself and a theater resume or list of previous theater experience for later reference.
You will fill out a contact form at your appointment. Email is our primary way of contact, so please be sure you provide an email that you check regularly. Our artists are typically paid a stipend to offset the costs of attending rehearsals. We are a semi-professional company, and we operate in a professional atmosphere. Our artists are treated with respect and we expect you to return that respect by showing up on time to all rehearsals and performances, and collaborating in a positive manner. Your audition or interview is the first opportunity to show your respect for the theater process and thus your ability to work well with us; so arrive early, be prepared, and always say “Thank you!”
Season Sponsors & Supporters
Flashback Theater is grateful to leading season sponsor, Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC for their ongoing support. Additionally, the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Flashback Theater Co. with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional season support also comes from Kentucky Tourism, and M&W Printing.