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What the Constitution Means to Me
by Heidi Schreck
Direction by Bridgett Vanderhoof
Auditions: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2
Times: Sign up for a specific time slot here
Location: 2nd floor of the Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain NE
Performance Dates: May 11-13, 18-20 at 8pm, and May 14 at 3pm
Audition Requirements: Headshots and resumés encouraged. Sides are available by emailing email@example.com . Please be prepared to list any potential schedule conflicts throughout the rehearsal process.
Covid Requirements: All individuals auditioning must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Characters: All roles are open to individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, body sizes, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses, within the restrictions of the script as dictated below. Trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer actors highly encouraged to audition.
"Heidi": Female presenting, 40's-50's. Based on Heidi Schreck; a former debate champion who traveled the country in her teens giving speeches about the Constitution at American legion halls for prize money. Engaging, dynamic, smart, passionate, and witty. A level of comfortability with improvisation recommended.
"Legionnaire/Mike": Male presenting, 40's-50's. Heidi’s friend; first appears as an assertive American Legionnaire monitoring the speech and debate, and a stickler for the rules/law. He later turns into Heidi’s ally and assistant, reflective and genuine.
About the Director:
Bridgett Vanderhoof (she/her) is a freelance director, costume designer, and actor based in Grand Rapids, MI. She holds an MA/PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Theatre from Grand Valley State University. Bridgett directs the Junior Theatre Production program at Interlochen Arts Camp, and has previously worked as a teaching artist and new play development intern for Children's Theatre of Madison, a graduate production intern at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and as a costume designer for the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. In addition to her theatre production work, she is the Publicity and Recruitment Coordinator for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Grand Valley State University.