Season Auditions 2021-’22

The Bridge Initiative is excited to invite your audition for our 2021-’22 season:

A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem @ Tempe Center for the Arts: A gentle comedy about dreams deferred, loves lost, and a young woman learning to trust her voice. (full production January 14-21, directed by Daniela Crispo)

NOTE: We welcome members of all historically marginalized groups. We hope to be able to offer one AEA contract but have no confirmation yet
AMANDA: Recent music conservatory graduate, oboist, aspiring composer, conflicted within her roles as fiancée, daughter, artist and trying to find her voice. Ability to play oboe and/or piano a plus-please mention in audition video. (female identifying)
KIM: Amanda’s mother, awakening to regrets about her life’s choices. (female identifying)
JACK: Music conservatory graduate student, Amanda’s boyfriend, emerging pop star and learning how to navigate the rules and expectations of that world. Must be able to sing a cappella well. (male identifying)
DAVID: Amanda’s father, insurance salesman, straddling acceptance and disillusionment of his life’s circumstances. (male identifying)
BILLY: Amanda’s high school boyfriend, postal carrier, carrying a torch for and resentment towards Amanda. (male identifying)
A Feminine Ending is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
PAY RATE: $800 for nonunion actors

just be by Maybe Stewart @ Tempe Center for the Arts: In this brave space, we explore gender and identity through poetry, movement, theatre, and conversation. (workshop production January 16-21, directed by Maybe Stewart)

Seeking 6 actors of all genders and racial backgrounds to assist the director/playwright in a devising and workshop process for this ensemble-driven new work. Individual roles will be adjusted to suit the cast through a transparent collaborative process, working from a current draft of the script as a starting point. Each ensemble track will play a myriad of characters, from newscasters to the voices in the playwright’s head, and even the playwright themself.
Actors should be familiar with (or interested in) spoken word poetry and devised movement, which will be used heavily for storytelling throughout the play. Actors should also be comfortable with exploring fast-paced, movement-based improv and some audience interaction as part of the workshop and performance process.
As the central focus of this work is the celebration and exploration of diverse identities while telling the story of a disabled non-binary individual, strong preference will be placed on neurodiverse folx, trans folx, gender non-conforming folx, BIPOC, and POC. We hope to showcase these local talents, and welcome actors of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels to audition. All ages 18+ will be considered.
Movement Sample:
Poetry Example:
PAY RATE: $500 for nonunion actors

Building Bridges @ ASU Kerr: Twice-monthly meetups centering creativity & community conversation. The Broadway Bookclub (third Thursdays at 1pm) is a live hosted topical podcast featuring a guest singer and audience conversation (Oct-May). Monthly Muse (second Sundays at 7pm) will vary every month but all will be theatrical explorations produced by Bridge Initiative company members to initiate audience dialogue.

Seeking diverse talent.


All initial auditions via video submission. Upload the video to YouTube/Vimeo/Drive and and email the link to by 11:59PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. Please include any special skills on your resume or mention in the video. Headshots & resumes are requested, but not required for consideration. Callbacks (as needed) will be in person September 13/14 or 20/21.

Audition sides will be provided for all actors auditioning for A Feminine Ending and just be (does not have to be memorized). Email to request sides – specify project and role(s).

If desired, actors are invited to present a prepared monologue or poem, 3 mins max. (Unpublished works are acceptable.) Singers interested in The Broadway Book Club, please submit a song (a capella is fine), 3 mins max.


COVID protocols
Due to liability and safety considerations, we will require proof of full COVID vaccination for all actors hired by the time of the first rehearsal. For callbacks, we require either proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test 1-3 days before in-person callback. Many sites, including CVS and Kiwanis Park, provide free PCR testing. Please contact us with any questions at