The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will be accepting video auditions for its Fall 2022 Black Box Production of The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Jamie Ann Romero. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.
Auditions open: May 16, 2022. Please do not submit auditions before this date.
Video submission deadline: June 5, 2022
Callbacks: June 20, 2022
Experienced performers with strong acting abilities are needed. Actors should submit the follow material to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Audition forms can be downloaded at the link below. Any missing items may eliminate you from consideration. Please send links only; do not attach video.
Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT D production; non-Equity actors will be considered. Please do not contact the production staff to submit your video audition. AEA weekly minimum is $739/week. Non-AEA rate is $300-$500/week.
All performers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at the Arvada Center.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Hoffman at email@example.com.
The Arvada Center is committed to diversity and maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types and sizes, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition for appropriate roles.
The Arvada Center creates a safe and equitable workplace through policies defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Actors’ Equity Association, and the City of Arvada. These policies provide a comprehensive framework for health and safety of all actors, stage managers, creative staff, and designers employed by the Arvada Center.
Rehearsals for The River Bride begin on August 30, 2022. The production opens on September 30, 2022 and runs through November 6, 2022.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Sundays and some Saturdays for five - seven shows per week. Some weekday student matinees may be added.
Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their "happily ever after." Helena is dreading her sister Belmira's wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. And she knows that her sister only wants to escape their sleepy Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river - a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself.
The ages of the characters are somewhat fluid and may be adjusted depending on the actors cast. The characters of Helene, Belmira, and Duarte embody a sense of youth.
Helena 18, Female Identifying/Latina. Smart, stoic, safe, enchanting and kind. Though not as outgoing as her sister, BELMIRA, she longs for something more.
Belmira 16, Female Identifying/Latina. Bright, magnetic, and ambitious to a fault. She is charming and adored by the entire village. She is the bride to be and has an appetite for adventure.
Moises 20-25, Male Identifying/Latino. Charming, intoxicating, mysterious, earnest and sympathetic. He’s been searching for love for a long time. A stranger with a deep secret.
Duarte 20-25, Male Identifying/Latino. A good man from a respected family. Loyal and kind. He is BELMIRA’s groom to be.
Sr. Costa 40-50, Male Identifying/Latino. BELMIRA and HELENA’s father. Charming, welcoming, romantic and devoted
Sra. Costa 40-50, Female Identifying/Latina. BELMIRA and HELENA’s mother. She is wise and warm, joyful and graceful.