Audition for Audacious
Audition for Murder at the Drive-In
An Immersive, Pandemic-Proof, Horror COmedy
The Shining Light Drive-In is hosting special Halloween screenings of the best bad horror movies of all time. But a series of questionable decisions throw the management, employees, and audience into the middle of a supernaturally charged horror show filled with murder, masked killers, and classic horror film tropes.
Hannah Belle - (femme or NB) Drive-In Manager. Skeptical leader trying to keep it all together while it all falls apart.
Norma - (femme or NB) Assistant Manager. Wannabe Necromancer and horror film snob.
Chuck - (any gender) Employee at the Drive-In. Not the brightest, but always ready to help out.
Cara Del Cuero - (femme or NB) Employee at the drive-in, aspires to be the manager and/or on the local news.
Mooney - (any gender) Drive-In Security Guard. More Dunning-Krueger than Freddy Kreuger.
Mikey - (any gender) Employee at the drive-in, Norma’s younger sibling. Intellectual Satanist.
Nameless Drive-In Staff (multiple, any gender) - An assortment of Red Shirts and vessels waiting to be possessed.
Note on Audacious’s Casting: We welcome submissions from all types of people, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQ+ persons to apply.
Audition Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 22
Rehearsals: Aug 29 - Oct 9
Tech: Oct 10 - 15
Previews: Oct 16-17
Shows: Thurs-Sat Oct 21-31
Please note: Performances will start at 7pm, and finish by 8pm. That leaves participants plenty of time for their own post-show Halloween-related shenanigans.
How We’re Handling the Whole Pandemic Thing:
Rehearsals will be virtual, with named characters recording their vocal performances ahead of time. Most of the story will be driven by staff “announcements” broadcast over the radio.
Starting at the end of September, we will hold in-person rehearsals for small groups of no more than 3 actors, outdoors, socially-distanced, and masked.
Performances will be outdoors. Costumes will be created to withstand the elements.
All actors will be masked and audience members will be required to stay in their vehicles for the whole performance.
Audacious Theatre is a collaborative company. Stipends are determined based on contribution. Everyone will receive a minimum $50 stipend, with bonuses paid based on ticket sales and any additional labor provided (costume assisting, prop-making, set painting, assistant directing, etc.)
How to audition
1. Choose Sides for the character(s) You want to audition for
*Click on a name to go to the sides for that role
2. Fill out and submit an audition form
*You can indicate that you would like to audition for multiple roles, but please only submit video/audio for one character.
3. Wait for a callback
We will be accepting submissions until Saturday, August 22nd, with literal call-backs August 23-26th (literally. We’ll follow up via zoom chat or phone call).