The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold in person, non-equity auditions for Yesterado: A Story of Colorado When it was Young, on Sunday, August 8, 2021 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Auditions will be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003. Callbacks will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Yesterado: A Story of Colorado When it was Young, was written by Jessica Robblee and Mitch Slevc and will be directed by Jessica Robblee and produced by Lisa Leafgreen and Julie Payne.
Auditions are by appointment only. Follow the link below to schedule an online appointment time. Actors must be 18 years and older to audition. Please do not contact the Box Office or production staff to schedule an appointment.
Written by Jessica Robblee and Mitch Slevc, Yesterado uses a lighthearted lens to bring history, as told through actual newspaper articles from 1897, to life. Colorful characters portrayed in Yesterado include Soapy Smith, a notorious con artist, Margaret (Molly) Brown, a Denver socialite and philanthropist who survived the sinking of the Titanic, as well as “America’s Greatest Cyclienne,” Dora Rinehart who helped change the way we look at women’s rights and women’s wardrobes.
Conceived and produced for children, Yesterado is a lighthearted look at history. As we take this journey back in time, it is important to state that this production covers merely a small slice of our history. Prior to colonization, we acknowledge that hundreds of Indigenous peoples of the Ute, Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho nations as well as countless other tribal groups occupied this land. We also acknowledge that this colonization process often included harsh and violent mistreatment toward these original inhabitants.
The Arvada Center acknowledges this land, its history, and the Indigenous people that continue to reside in our region. To learn more about our commitment to acknowledge the past, present, and future of these lands, please read our Land Acknowledgement.
Needed are two experienced actors with strong character and physical comedy skills, plus the ability to switch between multiple, distinct characters with alacrity. Roles are non-equity, paid positions, touring a Theatre for Young Audiences play to elementary schools and teaching show-related workshops. Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue, appropriate for all ages, featuring a vivid character. Vivid can mean rascally, goofy, playful, snooty, jumpy, etc...we want to see you hit that sweet spot of believability combined with big, strong choices. A current résumé and headshot plus a brief description of your teaching experience are required. A flexible schedule will be necessary. (See Production Details)
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, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities to audition.
Rehearsals for Yesterado: A Story of Colorado When it was Young, will run Tuesday, 9/7/21 through Wednesday, 9/22/21, rehearsing Tuesdays-Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12 pm with a hold on Sunday, 9/19/21. Actors will be paid for all rehearsal time and on a per-performance basis once the show opens and is requested and booked by schools.
The production will be offered as an outreach program performing in schools or the Arvada Center, starting in October and, at this time, performances are not guaranteed. A flexible schedule is required.