By Samantha Mueller

Directed by Chris Diorio

It’s the morning after the 2016 election. A gay bar in Florida has been vandalized. Three twenty-something bartenders gather to attempt to piece together the events of the night before. Fiery and poetic, Laced ferociously celebrates the spaces in which we find our truest selves and the spectrum of ways the LGBTQ community comes together in the face of hate.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: April 28 - May 13, 2023

Performance Times:
Fri, Apr 28th - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 29th - 7:30pm
Thu, May 4th - 7:30pm
Fri, May 5th - 7:30pm
Sat, May 6th - 7:30pm
Sun, May 7th - 4:00pm
Thu, May 11th - 7:30pm
Fri, May 12th - 7:30pm
Sat, May 13th - 4:00pm

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Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Dates and Times

Auditions will be held Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st at the Bartell Theatre on 113 E Mifflin St. starting at 7pm. For information on video auditions please email the producer at

Please RSVP for which day you want to attend here:


MINNOW - she/her/hers, 20-30s, half Latina, cis-female or genderqueer; tattooed & pierced, probably wearing combat boots. Bar manager, the responsible one. Speaks Spanish (only in one scene)

CAT - they/them/theirs, 20-30s, any race/ethnicity, non-binary; witchy femme drag extraordinaire--may or may not have a glitter beard--and bartender. A bit of a cynic

AUDRA - she/her/hers, 20s, any race/ethnicity, cis-female; bisexual bar-back learning the ropes of bartending. The youngest, a bit innocent, with some emotional baggage.

Casting Notes: People of all gender expressions, identities, sexualities, races, ethnicities, and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to try out. StageQ will look to cast the show as authentically as possible based on the pool of people who audition.

Please note: these roles are non-equity, volunteer.


Actors will be asked to cold read selections from the script, either paired with other auditioners or as a monologue. There will be no need to prepare ahead of time.

Resumes and headshots are not required but will be accepted. The production team may take a photo of you once you arrive to help us during the selection process. Photos will be deleted once casting is complete.

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.