Wrong for the Part

By all playwrights great and small.

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

She's always wanted to play Hamlet. He hankers to be Blanche Dubois. They're no longer ingénues but want to do that famous love scene or they're still young but find Linda & Willy Loman intriguing . . . Well, now’s their chance!

Inspired by Music Theater of Madison's "Miscast," The Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Krass) presents "Wrong for the Part," featuring skilled area actors in monologues and scenes that no director would ever sanction. But you will. Come laugh, love, be moved, and donate to Madison's only theater whose mission is to promote women playwrights and directors.

We celebrate August 26 because it's the day American women got the vote. This event is endorsed by the Wisconsin and Madison chapters of the National Organization for Women. We also celebrate August 26th as the birthday of Zona Gale (August 26, 1874 – December 27, 1938), an American author and playwright from Portage, Wisconsin, who became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921.

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: August 26, 2012

Performance Times: 7pm Sunday, August 26

Free admission

Call 608-663-5814 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Actors wanted for one-time performance of a role they'd never get cast to play. Men play women, women play men, old play young, etc. Individuals can play multiple roles. You choose that role(s) you always secretly wanted. Have fun with it!

Now for the tough talk: We plan a program NO LONGER THAN 75 minutes, no intermission. Monologues 3-4 minutes, scenes 6-8 minutes – no exceptions.

Audition Requirements:
• Must arrive by 7pm to auditions May 9.
• Material MUST be memorized by the time of auditions so we can time the pieces.
• No costumes.
• Props you provide or none.
• Set consists of chairs. No exceptions.
• General theatrical lighting, no specials.
• No sound effects that can't be made by other actors.

Rehearsal: One rehearsal, Sunday, August 12, 7pm-10pm. Do not audition if you cannot be at that rehearsal! Anyone who signs up and discovers a conflict later will, alas, be replaced.

Performance: Call time for ALL ACTORS is 6pm on the night of performance, Sunday, August 26. See performance details above.

Where: Auditions are at the home of Sarah Whelan, 4101 Monona Dr, Apt 101, Monona, WI 53716-1675. Buzzer is marked "Blake"

When: Wednesday, May 9 (or by appointment if absolutely necessary). Everyone please arrive by 7pm.

Gratis: Although Krass policy is at least token pay for actors and techs, in this case nobody will be paid because it's a fundraiser.

Questions? Artistic Director Jan Levine Thal 608-663-5814 or artistic@madwomenstage.org