Audition for Bag Babies!
We are excited to open auditions for our first show of the season, Bag Babies! Please submit your audition to us by August 30, 11:59 PM EDT, with a self-tape of 1-3 sides of your choice. Callbacks will be held in-person, with the date to be determined based on availability. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Form to audition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_4ao2WEj6LUaxecDkXIIjNzy18YYtApNQzH2r5Th5NADhwQ/viewform?ltclid=94e62a2f-b068-4903-95ea-140784100ab4
Drive with audition sides: https://tinyurl.com/BagBabiesSides
Bag Babies is a farcical satire about class warfare that takes shots at gentrification, performative activism, and, specifically, rich hipsters in Toronto. In it, the wealthy couple Dick and Jane Jones are searching for ways to appear charitable while spending no money and living safely in their fancy condo. Their solution is to create a program, called “Bag Babies”, where wealthy people can adopt homeless people to improve their public image (the program is tax deductible, of course). Their plan at first seems to be working until Jane’s Uncle George enters the scene and, through both song-and-dance and fourth-wall-breaking shenanigans, makes a mockery of Dick and Jane.
Bag Babies features a six person ensemble cast. All six parts are pretty equal in size, and gender is fluid.
Dick Jones - A rich asshole who co-owns an unethical self-image boosting company called “Having With Heart” with his wife, Jane Jones. Speaks largely in rhyming couplets.
Jane Jones - A rich asshole. Dick’s wife, and the other co-owner of “Having With Heart”. Speaks largely in rhyming couplets.
George - Jane’s “Uncle”. A person experiencing homelessness who acts largely as our Emcee for the evening and works with the audience to make fun of the rich folks by breaking the fourth wall and causing havoc. Speaks normally and relatably. Don Rickles.
Katie Hughes - A hippie turned bald TV reporter/influencer. Loves all the hot celebrity goss. Sparkle glam queen kinda mean though. Speaks “normally”.
Rick / Bag Baby Brad / Elgin Marbles - This actor plays three roles. Rick is a rich asshole. Bag Baby Brad is a homeless guy working with George to expose Dick and Jane. Elgin Marbles is Jeff Bezos.
Elaine / Bag Baby Alice / Officer Kincard - This actor plays three roles. Elaine is a rich asshole. Bag Baby Alice is a homeless gal working with George to expose Dick and Jane. Officer Kincard is a pig!
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