The Longwood Players

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Auditions for TLP’s Marvel Spotlight Plays

Audition for Squirrel Girl Goes to College and Mirror of Most Value! We are looking for actors to play Kamala/Smartnoggin and Freak/Josh.

How to apply:

If you're interested in auditioning, please send a resume, headshot, and any pre-prepared video audition to Alternately, if you don't have a prepared video audition, you can send a video of yourself reading this Kamala monologue.

Rehearsals and performances will all take place in person at Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, MA.

Important Dates:

Performances: Performances are currently scheduled for November 4, 5, 10 & 11 at 8pm and November 6 & 12 at 2pm. 

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: Actors must be available for tech all day Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th and every night October  31 - November 3 for dress rehearsals. Actors are expected to help with strike after the final matinee.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals to begin immediately and will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 7–10pm and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 5pm.

Open Roles:

The listed ages of each character are generally intended to act as a rough guideline. For example, an early-twenties actor who can play a little younger need not feel barred from consideration for a given role.

KAMALA KHAN (ages 14-18) - a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. Female identifying. / SMARTNOGGIN (ages 19-25) - Brightmind's offstage teaching assistant. Any gender.

JOSH RICHARDSON (ages 14-18) - Zoe's boyfriend, the jock. Male identifying. / FREAK (ages 19-25) - Freaky new teaching assistant. Any gender. 

Casting Overview:

Every actor will play characters in both plays, with many actors playing multiple roles within each play. Actors playing multiple roles must demonstrate versatility in portraying multiple characters and strong comedic ability. Familiarity with the characters and stories of Marvel is a plus, but not a requirement—the perspective of someone unfamiliar with the franchise may prove equally compelling as that of a diehard fan!

BIPOC performers are strongly encouraged to apply. We are actively seeking actors and crew members of diverse backgrounds to include more voices in the world of this experience. We want our staffing to reflect the diversity of our participants. Additionally, Mirror of Most Value specifically features characters of South Asian heritage, and it is important to us that we cast these roles in such a way which allows for their faithful depiction.

Please note that the characters of Kamala and Ammi are of South Asian heritage—we are specifically seeking actors of such a background to fill these roles.

COVID-19 Policy:

Full vaccination is required for directors, actors, and production crew.