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Constellation Stage & Screen is committed to an inclusive approach to casting. Actors of all types and abilities are encouraged to submit for the role with which they identify. Constellation takes pride in hiring local (Bloomington/Indianapolis-area) artists, but there are occasionally opportunities for non-local guest artists.

24/25 Mainstage Season Auditions

Constellation is holding Equity Principal Auditions for the 24-25 Season on May 10th and 11th. Auditions will take place at the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center in Indianapolis on May 10th (9am-5pm) and the Constellation Studio in Bloomington on May 11th (10am-6pm). Equity members may schedule an appointment in advance. Non-union actors will be seen on a walk-in basis as time allows. See this form for more information on what to prepare and to sign up. 

Local actors are encouraged to attend in order to express their interest in shows for the coming season. Production-specific auditions will be scheduled over the summer and fall. Please note:  Local auditions for The Wizard of Oz (for both children and adults) will be held in late August. Young actors interested in that show should NOT attend this audition.

Constellation Stage & Screen is committed to an inclusive approach to casting. Actors of all types, abilities and identities are encouraged to submit for the role with which they identify. 

Actors who have questions about these EPAs should contact Kate Galvin, Casting Director at casting@seeconstellation.org 

MAINSTAGE SEASON BREAKDOWN

Wipeout
By Aroura Real de Asua
Daniella Wheelock, Director

1st Rehearsal – Aug. 13, 2024
Performances – Sept. 5-28, 2024
Constellation Playhouse

Three 70-year-old women on surfboards. One 19-year-old hotrod instructor. The currents of the Pacific Ocean. What could possibly go wrong? Wipeout is a poignant comedy about friendship, grief, and the unpredictable tides of life.

Available Roles:
CLAUDIA – late 60’s/early 70’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity. The sensible one – she’s checking that everyone has sunscreen and is a reliable, loyal friend. She’s also a bit repressed and old fashioned.
WYNN – late 60’s/early 70’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity. The jaded one – she keeps busy, mostly to avoid thinking about her age. Has been MIA for a bit, which she chalks up to her schedule and her pending divorce from husband #4, but she’s been avoiding Margaret intentionally.
MARGARET – late 60’s/early 70’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity. The adventurous one – goes by Gary. She’s a human ray of sunshine, but she’s also starting to suffer from dementia.
BLAZE – 19-22, male identified, any race/ethnicity.  Young surf instructor, sweet guy with a strong moral code who takes care of his drug addicted mother. Native Californian. 

 

The Wizard of Oz
By Frank L. Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Kate Galvin, Director

1st Rehearsal – Nov. 12, 2024
Performances – Dec. 11-29, 2024
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Step into the magical world of The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, in this bewitching family holiday musical! Travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in a whimsical journey filled with dazzling choreography and iconic songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “If I Only Had a Brain.” An absolute delight for audiences of all ages, The Wizard of Oz invites you to discover the magical power of home!

Available Roles:
DOROTHY – 18-20 (to read younger), female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo-Soprano. Dorothy has a sweet, innocent presence, which masks a brave and loyal streak.
AUNT EM/GLINDA – 40’s-50’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Soprano. Aunt Em is a tough farmer who doesn’t suffer fools. She loves her niece, but doesn’t tolerate her nonsense. Glinda is the Good Witch of the North, a warm and welcome presence everywhere she goes. This role requires flying.
UNCLE HENRY/EMERALD CITY GUARD – 40’s-50’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, any vocal part. Uncle Henry is a farmer who has a soft spot for Dorothy, but always sides with his wife when challenged. Emerald City Guard takes his job seriously and never wants to cross the Wizard.
HUNK/SCARECROW – 20’s-40’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Tenor. Hunk is a goofy farmhand who works for the Gales. The Scarecrow quickly befriends Dorothy on the road to Oz. He has more brains than he gives himself credit for. This role calls for an excellent dancer with good comedic instincts.
HICKORY/TIN MAN – 20’s-40’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Tenor. Hickory is a cranky, bossy farmhand who works for the Gales. The Tin Man befriends Dorothy on the road to Oz. He has more heart than he gives himself credit for. This role calls for a strong mover with good comedic instincts.
ZEKE/COWARDLY LION – 20’s-40’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Tenor. Zeke is a big-talking farmhand who works for the Gales. The Cowardly Lion befriends Dorothy on the road to Oz. He has more courage than he gives himself credit for. This role calls for a strong, physical comedian who sings and moves very well.
MISS GULCH/WICKED WITCH – 30’s-50’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo-Soprano. Miss Gulch lives nearby the Gale family’s farm. She’s got a mean streak and friends in high places. She hates dogs and anyone who gets pleasure out of life. The Wicked Witch is on a mission to avenge her sister’s death after Dorothy kills her by accident. This role may require flying.
PROFESSOR MARVEL/WIZARD – 50’s-60’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Baritone. Professor Marvel is a charlatan who encounters Dorothy when she runs away. He uses trickery to tell her fortune. The Wizard is much the same, a man who has amassed power by pretending to be something he’s not. This role requires flying.
ENSEMBLE – The Adult Ensemble will consist of singer/dancers who will play a variety of minor roles and cover the principal roles listed above. The Youth Ensemble will play Munchkins and appear in a few other large group scenes/songs. 

 

Misery
By William Goldman
Adapted from the novel by Stephen King
Chad Rabinovitz, Director

1st Rehearsal – Jan. 7, 2025
Performances – Jan. 30 – Feb. 16, 2025
Waldron Auditorium

Following a near-fatal car accident, a world-famous novelist finds himself in a strange house being nursed back to health by his “Number One Fan.” But as her love for his work turns to dangerous obsession, he realizes he must plot his greatest story yet: how to escape with his life. This spine-tingling Stephen King classic, adapted for the stage by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman, will grip you until the very end!

The role of Paul Sheldon has been cast. 

Available Roles:
ANNIE WILKES – 40’s-60’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity. Annie had a strict religious upbringing that has left her with hardened ideas about right and wrong. She’s a loner with an angry streak, which she covers well by adopting an innocent persona. This is a physically demanding role that requires a lot of fight choreography.
BUSTER – 40’s-60’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity. A small-town Sheriff in a remote part of Colorado. He’s no dummy, but he tries to assume the best of people. This is a minor supporting role. 

 

Maple & Vine
By Jordan Harrison
Ansley Valentine, Director

1st Rehearsal – March 4, 2025
Performances – March 27 – April 13, 2025
Waldron Auditorium

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and DoorDash for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors – and they themselves – are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

Available Roles:
KATHA – mid to late 30’s, female identified, White. Katha has recently had a miscarriage and her publishing job has completely burned her out. She is in desperate need of a change.
RYU – mid to late 30’s, male identified, Japanese-American. Ryu is a stressed out plastic surgeon who is trying to help his wife get out of her rut, but is more skeptical than she is of this new opportunity.
DEAN – late 30’s-early 40’s, male identified, White. Dean is the leader and spokesperson for the Society of Dynamic Obsolescence. He’s a true believer, but he’s also hiding (and hiding from) his true self.
ELLEN/JENNA – late 30’s-early 40’s, female identified, White. Ellen is Dean’s faithful wife and Vice President of the Authenticity Committee, a role she takes very seriously. Jenna is Katha’s work colleague who is a typical Millennial and would not survive without her cell phone.
ROGER/OMAR – mid to late 30’s, male identified, race/ethnicity not specified. Roger is the floor manager at the factory where Ryu works and is aggressively pursuing Dean, against the rules of the SDO. Omar is Katha’s work colleague, who eventually replaces her. He’s Jenna’s gay work friend and loves to gossip. 

 

The King’s Wife
Book by Mêlisa Annis
Music and Lyrics by Jamie Floyd
Tamilla Woodard, Director

1st Rehearsal – May 13, 2025
Performances – June 4-29, 2025
Waldron Auditorium

The King’s Wife imagines a secret history of the first wives of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, and the untold story of their friendship and struggle for power in a male dominated era. A revolutionary pop musical by two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter, Jamie Floyd, and award-winning playwright, Mêlisa Annis, this bold reimagining of history explores the enduring legacy of extraordinary women.

Available Roles:
QUEEN KATHERINE – ages from late 20’s to early 50’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Pop Belter. The brilliant and brave wife of Henry VIII. She’s a leader in her own right, stifled under her husband’s rule and unable to deliver the one thing he wants most, a male heir to the throne.
LADY ANNE BOLEYN – ages from teens to late 30’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Pop Belter. A fish out of water when she arrives at the English Court, but she’s clever and immediately makes herself useful to the Queen. Anne is well read and longs for more freedom than the court can offer.
LADY MARIA SILAS – ages from late 20’s to early 50’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo with Indie-Pop sound. Queen Katherine’s childhood friend turned Lady in Waiting. She is Katherine’s closest advisor and keeper of her secrets.
KING HENRY VIII – ages from early 20’s to late 40’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Pop Tenor. Vain and sometimes cruel because he feels fiercely competitive with Katherine, but he loves her on some level. Takes mistresses as he pleases and does not like to be crossed in public.
PRINCESS MARY TUDOR – ages from early teens to mid 30’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo. Awkward young princess who is a political pawn. Her popularity and happiness rise and fall with Queen Katherine’s power. This track may also play Ensemble roles.
JUDGE – ages from 40’s to 60’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, any vocal part. The King’s advisor and conspirator. This track may also play Ensemble roles.
CARDINAL – ages from 40’s to 60’s, male identified, any race/ethnicity, any vocal part. The King’s advisor and conspirator. This track may also play Ensemble roles.
LADY HASTINGS – ages from early 20’s to late 40’s, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo. The King’s mistress before Anne Boleyn. She longs to be the Queen but doesn’t have the brains to manipulate the King. This track may also play Ensemble roles.
ENSEMBLE – 2 adult singers/dancers to play various supporting roles

 

Constellation also produces 2 shows for young audiences each season, under the banner CONSTELLATION FOR KIDS. These productions are cast with non-union, local actors. The 24-25 shows are listed below. 

CONSTELLATION FOR KIDS

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Book and Lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric
Music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush
Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Directed by Mitchell Ward 

1st Rehearsal – October 1, 2024
Performances – October 25 – November 10, 2024
Waldron Auditorium 

There are two sides to every story, and when the Big Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he’ll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone’s guess. 

Available roles: 

ACTOR 1  – any age, male identified, any race/ethnicity, Baritone. Plays Alexander T. Wolf, a soulful wolf with a rumpled suit and a toothy grin. Beneath the gruff image is a love for gourmet cooking and the fine arts. He’s a charmer (perhaps a con artist?), but still a carnivore to the core: tough, strong, and territorial.
ACTOR 2 – any age, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo. Plays Magill, a fast–talking, inquisitive reporter pig. A tough sow in a hog’s world, seeker of truth and justice, and the audience’s best friend in their hunt for the full story.
ACTOR 3 – any age, female identified, any race/ethinicity, Mezzo. Plays Prudence & Pig. Prudence is a thoroughly biased, hard–as–nails, utterly corrupt cog in the wheel of what–passes–for–justice in Piggsylvania. Her chief weakness is a love of musical  theatre.
ACTOR 4 – any age, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Mezzo. Plays Julia & Pig #2. Julia is a dramatic, over–the–top firebrand of a lawyer pig; prone to speechifying. She will do or say anything to win a case, no matter how low or manipulative.
ACTOR 5 – any age, female identified, any race/ethnicity, Alto. Plays a variety of roles – Rocky, Dr. Robert, Martha, Maxwell & Pig #3

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Based on an Original Concept by Douglas Lyons
Director TBA

1st Rehearsal – April 1, 2025
Performances – April 25 – May 11, 2025
Waldron Auditorium  

8-year-old Lily Polkadot just moved to the small, “Squares Only” town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson, reminding us that our individual differences are what make us cool. 

Available Roles:

NOTE: All roles will be played by adults of  any race/ethnicity.

LILY POLKADOT – Age 8, female identified, Pop Belter. Lily’s skin is completely covered in polkadots. She’s the new kid in town and the only one of her kind. She’s polite, talented and extremely intelligent.
SKY SQUARE – Age 8, male identified, Pop Tenor.  Sky’s skin is completely covered in squares. He lives in a world of video games and is secretly captivated by Lily Polkadot. He’s the shy but curious brother of Penelope.
PENELOPE SQUARE – Age 9, female identified, belter.  Penelope’s skin is completely covered in squares. She’s strongly against mixing Polkadot & Square people. She’s overly confident, brassy, and loves the limelight. She is also Sky’s older sister.
MRS. SQUARE/MAMA SQUARE – 30’s-40’s, female identified,  Mezzo. Mrs. Square is the 3rd grade teacher at Rockville Elementary. She’s caring, rational and motherly. Mama Square is Sky and Penelope’s mother.

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