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Auditions for The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

After nine years of successful Improv and Sketch Comedy shows, Held2gether is excited to announce our first full-length scripted production with THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, written by Jeff Goode and directed by Held2gether Improv Troupe Member and Instructor Richard Martinez.

This adult holiday offering is a hilarious take on the reindeer who power the sleigh that bring toys to all the good boys and girls. Roles call for 8 actors (gender/race friendly for any role) Each reindeer has a 10 minute monologue. Blocking is minimal, as are rehearsals.

WARNING!! This show contains FOUL-MOUTHED REINDEER and very inappropriate ADULT HUMOR! Definitely no kids or anyone who doesn’t want to see the dark side of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the North Pole!

In this biting social commentary, Goode uses the theme of the North Pole to expose the predatory practices of men in power who sexually exploit women and children.

ROLE BREAKDOWN:
DASHER (any age, typically male) – First Reindeer and leader of the pack each Christmas run. refuses to speak on the scandal.

CUPID (any age, typically male) – The only openly gay Reindeer, and extremely proud of it.

HOLLYWOOD (any age, typically male) – Also known as Prancer, their personality has changed some since the release of their movie and the launch of their acting career.

BLITZEN (any age, typically female) – Vixen’s chief supporter during the scandal and leader of the walk-out against Santa.

COMET (any age, typically male) – A reformed convict, saved from a life of drugs and crime by the Claus family, they’re Santa’s biggest advocate and supporter.

DANCER (any age, typically female) – Former ballet professional who joined The Eight not long after their studio was burned in protest of Reindeer dancers.

DONNER (any age, typically male)- parent of Rudolph and unemployed herd deer, they were placed on The Eight by Santa after the infamous “Foggy Christmas” incident.

VIXEN (any age, typically female) – Attempting to press charges against Santa for sexual assault. Has been bombarded and confronted from all angles in the court of public opinion.

Actors auditioning should come with a modern 1-2 minute memorized monologue (comedic or dramatic), as well as a current headshot. Actors will be asked to read sides from the script as well.

Auditions will be:

Saturday, November 10th – 12 p.m.

Sunday, November 11th – 12 p.m.

Call back on Monday, November 12th,  7 p.m.

Held2gether, 4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach

Rehearsals will be scheduled on an individual basis, except for the following MANDATORY rehearsals:Friday, November 16 (first read-through), Tuesday, December 11, Wednesday, December 12 and Friday, December 14.

Show dates are Saturday, December 15 at 8pm, and Sunday, December 16 at 6pm.

NOTES from author Jeff Goode state that “THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES is a wickedly dark….dark comedy that gives you a glimpse into what happens when an institution of joy comes crashing down. Eight reindeer dish about the real Santa. All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and – believe us – they do not hold back!”

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm