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Volunteer Actors and Readers Needed

Exploring Fairview Cemetery: Voices from the Past

Performance Date/Time:
Saturday • June 15, 2019 
6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Daughters of the American Revolution in Santa Fe are looking for volunteer actors and readers for a new historical “live” theatrical event on June 15th at the Fairview Cemetery, adjacent to the New Mexico School for the Deaf on Cerrillos Road. The DAR is seeking actors to play short 5-10 minute vignettes on notable Santa Feans, or to simply read a 1-2 page biography. As a non-profit they are seeking volunteer work, so if you are open to this type of community service, or simply want to hone your dramatic skills, this would be a great opportunity.

If interested, please call Lisa at 575-202-7936 or email

CASTING CALL for Fun Home (musical)

Written by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel

Directed by Vaughn Irving
Performed at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Audition Dates (by appointment):
Saturday, March 30 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31 • 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Callbacks (by invitation only):
Monday, April 1 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Audition Location:
The Playhouse Workshops

3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
(in the building with Graphic Sky)

Production Dates:  
Rehearsal • April 22 - June 12
Performances • June 13 - June 30
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. 

(Possibility of extending to July 7 or adding performances on Saturday afternoons or Sunday evenings. Extra pay will be provided in the event of added performances)

$200 stipend

In Attendance:
Director: Vaughn Irving
Co-Music Director/Accompanist: Deborah Dennard
Co-Music Director: Gretchen Amstutz

16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Please bring legible sheet music, in the proper key. No transposing will be possible.

For callbacks we will want to see sides and songs from the play. More info will be sent if you are invited to callbacks.

Auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot please send an email to with your preferred time and date. More info will be sent after you schedule an appointment. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

"The Best Broadway Musical in years, with the finest score in a decade." -Huffington Post

• 2015 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical

• Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award

• 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

 Character Breakdown:
• ALISON (43 years old, female): lesbian cartoonist; wry, pragmatic, super intelligent; Alison is stuck artistically, and goes in search of the pieces of the story of her father's demise in an effort to heal herself. Range: Alto - low E to belt C#5.

• MEDIUM ALISON (18-22, female): Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin College (able to play 19), discovering her sexuality; incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent, socially awkward, and overjoyed by sex. Range: Alto - strong mix-belt to C and mix to E5.

• SMALL ALISON (9-11, female): Alison Bechdel as a child; precocious and opinionated, yet because of the era she’s growing up in, she doesn’t have the vocabulary to fully define herself. Range: B to B

• BRUCE BECHDEL (40-55, male): Alison’s father; high-school English teacher, funeral home director, spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home; complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression; can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. Range: Baritone B to G.

• HELEN BECHDEL (35-50, female): Alison’s mother; intelligent, composed, with a quiet coiled intensity; formerly a promising actress, she is frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous, emotionally abusive marriage. Range: Mezzo - A flat to strong mixed E5

• CHRISTIAN BECHDEL (8-12, male): Alison’s brother, he tries to be the leader but is overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. Must be able to sing harmonies and move well.

• JOHN BECHDEL (6-12, male): Alison’s younger brother; like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Must be able to sing harmonies and move well.

• ROY/MARK/PETE/BOBBY JEREMY (18-30, male): Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination. Good-looking singer with a strong clean 70s pop sound. Range: High pop tenor to a B4.

• JOAN (female): a student at Oberlin; she exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor; unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Range: Alto – must handle harmonies very well but no solo singing.