Tuesday, July 3, 2018

cakeface audition for touring productions July 22

Stairway to Stardom Cast Photo by Maria Baranova

“Think Monica Bill Barnes for the Amy Schumer Generation” - CULTUREBOT on cakeface

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, dance-theatre company cakeface is casting for touring productions of Stairway to Stardom. As Culturebot describes, "cakeface is a group of fierce, funny, talented women." The company’s projects thread together intricate choreography and original, abstract scripts, contemplating the uncomfortable through the use of grim themes and an inherently wry female wit. cakeface is founded by writer, director and choreographer Amanda Szeglowski.


Stairway to Stardom, was deemed “vastly entertaining and ridiculously clever” (This Week in NY) and received 4 stars and a critics’ pick by Time Out New York. 


With crackling wit and startling honesty, Stairway to Stardom is a silver-sequined dissection of the American Dream. Inspired by a public access television show, this dance-theatre work synthesizes razor-sharp choreography and a poker-faced delivery of original text to shatter the facade of "making it." Featuring sound and visuals from Brooklyn electronic duo Prism House and clips from the 80s cult-favorite New York public access TV show of the same name, Stairway to Stardom honors the contributions of the wildly passionate but questionably talented among us.


“Szeglowski’s cast members, for their part, are nothing but talented, and are capable of getting into the minds of their audience with bitterly truthful life stories. Even better, they make you laugh along the way.” – The Village Voice

Stairway to Stardom premiered in September 2017 at HERE Arts Center in Soho. It is touring to Washington, DC Nov 29-Dec 3, 2018 and Tampa, Florida February 3-9, 2019. Additional engagements in Florida (still being finalized) will continue for 1-2 weeks after that. Beyond performances there will be company-led classes/workshops and community engagement activities. Additional touring engagements are also being considered.


We are seeking 1 skilled female dance artist who is extremely comfortable speaking. The work has an extensive script and you will be expected to learn lines at a rapid speed. However, you do not need to have professional acting experience; there is no acting involved.


Candidates must be available from August through February for rehearsals/performances. Opportunity for continued participation in future productions.


You will be compensated for your time. For the DC tour your all-inclusive pay (rehearsal, performance pay, per diem, workshops) will be $1,200. Rehearsals are usually 2 days a week - weekend mornings and weekday evenings. Details for Florida are still being determined but you will be paid comparably. Hotel accommodations for everything – no staying at presenters’ homes, etc.


Auditions will be in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sunday, July 22 from 12:00pm - 4pm. For more information and to reserve a slot, please email your resume and a non-headshot photo as attachments labeled as follows "Name_Resume // Name_Headshot" to by July 17. 


Please include links to video clips or a reel if you have them. If you meet the criteria and space is permitting you will be given the audition location and we'll see you July 22!


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