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.

Seeking Director, Music Director, Stage Manager, and Costumer for Hedwig

The Q Collective is seeking a director, music director, stage manager, and costumer for its upcoming production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.

The Q Collective is seeking a director, music director, stage manager, and costumer for its upcoming production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, in which the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, herself, tells us her wild life story, as a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly powerful story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy backed by the hard-rocking band The Angry Inch. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Rehearsals will run May 5 through June 16, Sundays at 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 – 10:00 PM, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (3510 Giles Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116). Tech rehearsals run June 17 – 19, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Performances are June 20-29, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with an additional 10:30 PM performance on both Saturdays. Tech and performances will take place at The Monocle (4510 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110).

All positions will be paid a stipend.

Interviews will take place on February 24, 2019, from 3:00 PM on, in half-hour increments. Please email us the.q.collective.stl@gmail.com.

Directors and Music directors, in your email, please provide a range you would be able to meet at. Please also provide your name, pronouns, contact information, a resume, and a few sentences on your direction style. You may also be asked to provide references. Music directors may also be asked to play from the score. The Hedwig score is written in lead sheets.

Stage managers, in your email, please provide a range you would be able to meet at. Please also provide your name, pronouns, contact information, and a resume. You may also be asked to provide references.

Costumers, in your email, please provide a range you would be able to meet at. Please also provide your name, pronouns, contact information, a resume, and your portfolio. You may also be asked to provide references.

THE Q COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON

The Q Collective announces its 2019 season, including the new short play festival TRANSLUMINATE; the award-winning Broadway musical and cult classic HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; and the return of the Q’s critically acclaimed COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL, which debuted in 2018.

The Q Collective announces its 2019 season, including the new short play festival TRANSLUMINATE; the award-winning Broadway musical and cult classic HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; and the return of the Q’s critically acclaimed COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL, which debuted in 2018.

Transluminate

In February, The Q Collective’s season opens with TRANSLUMINATE, a celebration of transgender, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid artists. The chosen playwrights will be announced on Tuesday, January 15, while directors and casts will be announced on Monday, February 4. TRANSLUMINATE runs Thursday, February 21, and Friday, February 22, at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, February 23 at 4:30 and 8:00 PM, at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Dr (63105). The Thursday night performance is pay what you can. We strongly encourage making a reservation ahead of time. Regular tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite.com.

Hedwig

In June, The Q’s season continues with John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH , in which the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, herself, tells us her wild life story, as a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly powerful story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy backed by the hard-rocking band The Angry Inch. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH runs June 20-29 at  the Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave (63110), on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with an additional 10:30 PM performance on both Saturdays.

Coming Out

The Q Collective closes its 2019 season with the second edition of THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL, a festival of short plays exploring the coming out experience from many difference perspectives. The festival returns October 17-19 at the Monocle, with performances on Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM and on Saturday at 4:30 and 8:00 PM.

Tickets for all three productions will be available on Eventbrite.com. All programs are subject to change.