Hedwig & the Angry Inch

By John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask

Directed by Jay Gile & Shawn D Padley

Brilliantly innovative, moving, and wickedly funny, Hedwig is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical proves time and again that an indomitable spirit can’t ever be tied down.

This production contains loud rock music, flashing lights, and strobe effects.

Performance Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 10-25, 2023

Performance Times:
Fri, Mar 10th '23 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 11th '23 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 16th '23 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 17th '23 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 18th '23 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 19th '23 - 4:00pm
Thu, Mar 23rd '23 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 24th '23 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 25th '23 - 4:00pm

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Dates and Times
Auditions will be held Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th at the Bartell Theatre on 113 E Mifflin St. starting at 7pm.

HEDWIG (Any ethnicity, gender expression, body type): Lead singer and musical genius of the rock band “The Angry Inch” on a revenge tour across the nation. Equal parts rock goddess, stand-up comedian, and vulnerable human being. Role Includes: Partial nudity, transforming into multiple roles and gender expressions, eastern German accent, dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, and ex-lover--Tommy Gnosis); actor should have terrific physical stamina, must be able to move confidently in heels. Vocals: very strong rock belt (tenor, high to B4)

YITZHAK (Any ethnicity, gender expression, body type): Hedwig’s husband and roadie/back-up singer. Yitzhak is bound by the constraints of traditional masculinity but longs to explore a more feminine side. Has a great voice but must always be hidden behind Hedwig. Role includes: masculine and feminine presentations, Croatian accent. Vocals: wide range (mezzo-soprano, high belt to A5)

Casting Notes:
StageQ is planning on double casting both roles. Actors will alternate each performance. (Two will get 5 performances, two will get 4 performances and an invited dress) Actors will also act as understudies.
Traditionally, Hedwig has been cast with a male presenting actor and Yitzhak with a female presenting actor. StageQ does not necessarily aim to adhere to this norm and is looking for actors of all expressions and identities to audition for whichever role they most want to portray.
Please note: these roles are non-equity, volunteer.

Actors will be asked to sing a one minute selection of a rock song in the style of the show (selections from the show will be allowed). An accompanist will be available; you may also sing a cappella or with a track on your device. Singing will be followed by cold readings of monologue selections from the show. Please do not come in drag for the audition. If you have drag experience though, please note that on your audition form.

Health and Safety
Current StageQ policy is that all production staff, crew, and cast meet the CDC’s definition of “up-to-date”on your COVID-19 vaccines--meaning you have completed your primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC--by the time rehearsals begin. Those wishing to audition do not have to provide proof of vaccination status, but if cast, proof must be provided to the Production Manager before the first rehearsal. Those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will be allowed to participate but are asked to contact the show’s producer ahead of time.

Masks will be optional at auditions, though actors should be prepared to wear them during the early rehearsal process of the show and up through the beginning of tech week if necessary.