Work at MOXIE


ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES

     

Season 15 Open Call Auditions

Monday, April 15 @ 6:30pm-10pm

   

MOXIE is especially looking to cast:

People of Color Ages 20-70’s especially South Asian American and Native American actors. MOXIE has a small number of opportunities for white actors 30-60s and will accept submissions and schedule auditions for these roles based on availability. Diversity is in our mission. If you’re human and you can act, we encourage you to submit.

Email audition request to: casting@moxietheatre.com

No phone submissions. Please include any and all times you are availabe to be seen Monday April 15 from 6:30pm-10pm. Submission does not guarantee an audition slot. Please include a digital copy of your headshot and resume. Callbacks May/June TBD

Auditions will be held at MOXIE Theatre:

6663 El Cajon Blvd. St N
San Diego, CA 92115

 

CASTING THE FOLLOWING SHOWS:

 

Play #1
Directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn

Choreography by Lesa M. Green
1st Rehearsal:
Tuesday July 16, 2019
RUN: August 16- September 8, 2019

An army of pre-teen competitive dancers (played by adults) is training for a national competition as they deal with friendship, ambition and self-discovery.

Seeking: South Asian Woman aged 30 – 70 of any body type, physical ability and sexual identity to play an 11-14 year old girl. ALL actors must be comfortable with very strong adult language, mature themes and wearing dance attire on stage. Dance talent is not required for all roles. ALL characters will dance, however.

BREAKDOWN:

Connie: Female, 30s-70s, feels invisible a lot of the time (South Asian American)

Play #2
Directed by Christine Cervas Nathanson
1st Rehearsal: 9/16/19
RUN: 10/25/19- 11/17/19

Riffing on a modern-day incarnation of the goddess Shiva, this subtly crafted portrait of a Hindu immigrant girl’s coming-of-age in her new American homeland shapes seemingly unrelated narrative fragments into a poetic, often humorous and ultimately profound journey of self-discovery, metaphorically mapped to the wonders and terrors of space exploration. Exploring the psychological residue of post-colonialism, Shiv is a fantastical journey to liberation from one’s past, from one’s present, and of the destruction that makes rebirth possible.

BREAKDOWN:

Shiv: 30s South Asian Woman- imaginative, smart, loves her father.
Bapu: 30s, South Asian Man- Shiv’s father. Poet and academic who struggles in a new country.
Gerard: 30s, White Man- hires Shiv to be the caretaker of his uncle’s lake house.
Professor: 60s, White Man- Gerard’s uncle. He was once a book and magazine publisher.

 

Play #3
Directed by Lisa Berger
First Rehearsal: 12/03/2019
Run: 1/24/2020- 2/16/2020

Times are dark but if you can get that red bicycle in the window, you can dream about a bigger better world. One day you ride to the outer edges of the town and something goes awry that makes you see the world for what it really is. A fable of dreams and possibility for our times about being a child, growing up, living in small town America and figuring out where you stand in a divided country.

BREAKDOWN:

A: Any Gender/Race, any age over 20
M: Any Gender/Race, any age over 20

 

Play #4
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
First Rehearsal: 3/24/2020
Run: 5/01/2020- 5/31/2020

Jane Snake, a brilliant young Native American woman with a Stanford MBA, reconnects with her ancestral homeland for a job at a major investment bank just before the financial crisis of 2008. Jane’s struggle to reconcile her new life with her old life of family and tradition is interwoven with the history of how the Lenape people were forced from their land is this play that takes us on a journey from the 1600’s to the stock trade of today.

BREAKDOWN:

Le-le-wa’-you/ Jane:  Early 30s, Native American, Lenape Woman- Brilliant Investment Banker
Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i/ Debra: 30s-40s, Native American, Lenape Woman- sister of Le-le-wa’-you/ Jane
Mother/ Bobbie: 50s-60s, Native American, Lenape Woman- mother of Le-le-wa’-you & Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i/ Jane & Debra
Se-ket-tu-may-qua/ Luke: 20s-30s, Native American, Lenape Man- Lenape Leader/Old Classmate of Jane’s
Peter Minuit/ Dick: 40s-50s, White Man- director of the Dutch West India Company/ Investment Bank CEO
Jakob/ Joe: 30s -50s, White Man, Dutch Fur Trader/ Investment Management Team
Jonas Michaelius/ Michael: 30s-50s, White Man- missionary sent to setup a Congregation for the Native people/ Luke’s Father, also a banker at the local bank.

 

General submissions may be sent to casting@moxietheatre.com.

       

MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

     

BECHDEL BRIGADE ORGANIZER INTERNSHIP

   

DESCRIPTION:

MOXIE Theatre is seeking a college student or graduate student intern with interest in the arts, outreach to the LGBTQ+ community, marketing and event planning. As a lead organizer for the Bechdel Brigade, MOXIE Theatre’s lesbian outreach initiative, the intern will gain marketing, event planning and community organizing experience. The intern will be mentored by professionals in marketing, public relations and theatre.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must be able to commit 4 hours a week working remotely and 2 hours a week at MOXIE’s office. Applicants should possess strong organization and communication skills and experience working/volunteering with and in LGBTQ+ groups and communities. This internship is unpaid, though successful candidate will receive two tickets for each show this season.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you wish to be considered for an artistic or administrative intership with MOXIE Theatre, please send your cover letter and resume, using the subject line “Internship Application” to christine@moxietheatre.com.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

MOXIE Theatre is a professional non-profit theatre founded by the critically acclaimed group of performers and directors; Jo Anne Glover, Liv Kellgren, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and Jennifer Eve Thorn in 2005. MOXIE’s mission is to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture using the intimate art of theatre. By producing works by female playwrights and giving special attention to plays that defy female stereotypes, MOXIE expands the idea of what is feminine. Our dedication to finding work that is underproduced means we’re discovering the classics of the future.

Job Type: Volunteer

   

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS

 
DESCRIPTION:

MOXIE Theatre invites high school students, college students, and recent graduates to join the MOXIE team as volunteer interns in various production and administrative departments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about the function of a professional nonprofit theatre. They will be prompt, responsive, and organized; they will have or have the interest in developing excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written); they will be fast-learning and able to work independently; they will have or have the interest in developing problem-solving skills; they will be proficient in basic computer programs, including Microsoft Excel, and they will be ready to learn how to navigate MOXIE Theatre’s various sales and data platforms. Availability to occasionally work flexible hours including weekend or evening events is expected.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you wish to be considered for an artistic or administrative intership with MOXIE Theatre, please send your cover letter and resume, using the subject line “Internship Application” to christine@moxietheatre.com.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

MOXIE Theatre is a professional non-profit theatre founded by the critically acclaimed group of performers and directors; Jo Anne Glover, Liv Kellgren, Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and Jennifer Eve Thorn in 2005. MOXIE’s mission is to create more diverse and honest images of women for our culture using the intimate art of theatre. By producing works by female playwrights and giving special attention to plays that defy female stereotypes, MOXIE expands the idea of what is feminine. Our dedication to finding work that is underproduced means we’re discovering the classics of the future.

Job Type: Volunteer