Equity Fireflies Auditions

Equity Fireflies Auditions

Actors Equity Association (AEA) members must submit an audition tape online.

Online auditions can be submitted FOR ONE DAY ONLY, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 22, 2021.  

  • Call backs are in-person, by invitation only, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, time TBA.
  • All auditioners must be available to attend in-person call backs.
  • Please use the sides provided.

UPLOAD LINK: https://form.jotform.com/pioneertheatre/fireflies-equity-casting

LINK TO SIDES:

Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
  • March 7, 2022 – March 22, 2022  (Rehearsal)
  • April 1, 2022 – April 16, 2022 (Performance), nightly, Monday – Saturday with matinees (2:00 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Rehearsals are eight hours daily. Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additional hours will be added during Tech Week and changes in schedule will be announced as needed by the stage manager.

Call back information (if invited):

  • Call backs are in person, by invitation only, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, time TBA.
  • Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Room 245, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Cast breakdown for “Fireflies”

Eleanor Bannister – Age 55-70 plays a woman in her 70s (White or Latina) – A retired schoolteacher in a small town in Texas. Well-respected (almost feared) by everyone in town, she is fiercely intelligent, has a sharp tongue and temper, and is unapologetically blunt. She is discovering true love for the first time which leads her to moments of vulnerability to which she is unaccustomed. The actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Grace Bodell – Age 55-70 plays a woman in her 60s or 70s (Black, Latina, Indigenous, or White) – Eleanor’s close friend and confidante. She is casual but polished, without pretension. She is talkative, energetic, has a tendency to be a bit of a busybody. She always speaks her mind. The actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Abel Brown – Age 55-70 plays a man in his late 60s or 70s (White or Latino) – A handyman and drifter who has stopped in town looking for work. While others may see him as trouble, he sees himself as a musician and a gentleman. A former military man, he is plainspoken, confident bordering on cocky, charming, and a touch mysterious. Actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Eugene Claymire – A man in his late 30s (Any person of color) – a police officer in town. He’s sweet, polite, and also not particularly bright. He’s Eleanor’s former student and finds her a bit intimidating, but also wants to please her. Actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.