Auditions for season 1 of Q-Bits

The Q Collective is seeking voice actors of various ages and genders for its upcoming radio play podcast series Q-Bits. Q-Bits is a brand-new podcast featuring plays exploring gender, sexuality, and romantic orientation.

The Q Collective is seeking voice actors of various ages and genders for its upcoming radio play podcast series Q-Bits. Q-Bits is a brand-new podcast featuring plays exploring gender, sexuality, and romantic orientation. If necessary, a second round of auditions will take via Zoom on June 2 and 3, 2021.

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Please email auditions@theqcollective.theater to receive sides to be recorded, either audio or video, and submitted.

Pay is $50 for the season.

We acknowledge that some roles may fall on the cisgender binary, but invite transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary performers to read for the roles, cisgender or otherwise, they most identify with. We encourage actors of all types, backgrounds, gender, and ability to audition. Unless a role specifies in the script, we will keep characters open to all backgrounds.

The Q Collective is committed to providing a safe environment for artists to work in and operates under the Chicago Theatre Standards. These standards can be reviewed at notinourhouse.org.

Reminder: Auditions for Hedwig

The Q Collective will hold non-union auditions on Monday, April 8, for John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. We seek to produce a cast that accurately and truthfully represents the diverse world in which we live. The auditions will run 7:00 to 10:00 PM at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3510 Giles Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116. Call backs, if necessary, will be held on Monday, April 15, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, also at St. Paul.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will be directed by Jordan Woods with assistance by Camille Fensterman, music direction by Holly Barber, costume design by Lauren Smith, and sound and lighting design by Jim Robert. Casey Richards joins as stage manager and Flynn Hayes as costume master.

Please prepare a contemporary comedic monologue of one minute or less and 16-32 bars of a pop-rock song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring your sheet music with you.

Please do not come in drag to this audition. If you have drag experience, please indicate it on your resume.

Rehearsals will take place May 5 through June 16, Sundays at 5:00 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM at St. Paul, with technical rehearsals June 17 through 19 at the Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH runs June 20-29 at the Monocle, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with an additional 10:30 PM performance on both Saturdays.

The Q Collective is committed to providing a safe environment for artists to work in and operates under the Chicago Theatre Standards. These standards can be reviewed at notinourhouse.org.

Please email auditions@theqcollective.theater with your range of preferred audition times.

Roles Available

HEDWIG: East German rock singer and front woman of The Angry Inch; formerly Hansel, a slip of a girly boy who grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI; became Hedwig and underwent a botched sex change operation in order to marry and move to the states; glamorous, charismatic and always commanding even when at her most bitchy or vulnerable; has had high highs and low lows; very strong rock tenor (high to B4); must have a convincing East German accent; actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, rock icon ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis); actor should have terrific physical stamina. All gender identities and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

YITZHAK: Hedwig’s Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer; he is Hedwig’s vocal sparring partner; theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship; the actor playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side; very strong singer with rock and roll vibe; wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G); must have a convincing Balkan accent. Traditionally Yitzhak is played by a female-identifying person in drag, but all gender identities and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

There is a $500 stipend for this event.

TRANSLUMINATE: THE Q COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL PLAYWRIGHTS

The Q Collective announces the playwrights for its first annual TRANSLUMINATE FESTIVAL. We are pleased to be featuring five works by three St. Louis-based playwrights: Elon Ptah, Charlie Meyers, and J.D. Charles in this year’s festival. The Q Collective is also excited to announce that the festival will also feature visual arts on display from February 4 through the end of the month with a gallery opening party on February 10 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

The Q Collective announces the playwrights for its first annual TRANSLUMINATE FESTIVAL. We are pleased to be featuring five works by three St. Louis-based playwrights: Elon Ptah, Charlie Meyers, and J.D. Charles in this year’s festival. The Q Collective is also excited to announce that the festival will also feature visual arts on display from February 4 through the end of the month with a gallery opening party on February 10 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

BREANNA
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Andy and Breanna are androids, centuries removed from the human bodies they were born in. What does it mean to be a man or woman, or even a person, in a posthuman society? How will their connection change them, and potentially change the future?

HOMEBODY
written and directed by Elon Ptah
A series of brief glimpses into the life a young, Black transguy, Malcolm, as he navigates body image, friendship and dating. A journey from self-loathing to self-love, expressed through the portrayal of Malcolm as 2 characters.

MISS ARKANSAS
written and directed by J.D. Charles
A transgender woman, Stella-Jane competes in a beauty pageant where one of her competitors, Harper, is not so accepting of who she is. A heated argument between the two girls escalates andStella-Jane’s strength is tested.

NOW BOARDING
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Jo is stuck in an airport. The gate attendant, Roger, speaks in confounding riddles. Tina, a fellow passenger, won’t mind her own business. Jo just wants to get on the plane, but has some personal baggage to work through before it can get off the ground.

TWO SUGARS
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Two friends, Rose and Max, meet for coffee after long years of silence between them. Though both have changed, they feel drawn to each other over coffee and conversation.

Performances of TRANSLUMINATE are Thursday through Saturday, February 21 and 22 at 7:00 PM and February 23 at 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite.com or $20 at the door. All performances are at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Some plays contain adult language and frank sexual situations.

If you are interested in auditioning for TRANSLUMINATE, please head to our Auditions page for character descriptions and audition information.

If you are interested in submitting artwork for consideration, please find more information at CALLING QUEER ARTISTS!

Auditions for Transluminate

The Q Collective will hold non-union auditions on Monday, January 28, for its 2019 Transluminate Festival.

The Q Collective will hold non-union auditions on Monday, January 28, for its 2019 Transluminate Festival. We will be presenting five short plays that celebrate the gender spectrum. We seek to produce a cast that accurately and truthfully represents the diverse world in which we live. The auditions will run 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3510 Giles Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116.

Find more info on our Auditions page.