Theater Mu and SteppingStone Theatre are very proud to announce auditions for Dandelion Girl, a world premiere! For this production, we’re looking for five young actors between the ages of 10-15 and two adult actors (one male identified and one female identified) age 20+ for the following roles:

  • PAYTON: a Hmong girl

  • DAD:  (Pao) Payton’s dad, a Hmong refugee, speaks English without an accent

  • CHARITY: any ethnicity, a girl, smart, confident, popular

  • HALEY: any ethnicity, a girl, doesn’t talk much

  • MADONNA: any ethnicity, a girl, self-conscious about her name

  • JULIA:  any ethnicity, adult, Payton’s neighbor with a secret life

  • JONATHAN: Asian boy, Payton’s friend (also plays younger version of the dad).

SYNOPSIS

Payton’s dad arrived in the U.S. as a Hmong refugee in the eighties and fought off bullies by imagining he was a Kung Fu master, like his heroes on TV. When someone calls 8-year-old Payton a dandelion: a weed, ordinary, and yellow, she has to find her own role models to face her bully without fists.

Adult actors could be AEA or non-AEA; the adult roles are paid. The youth roles are not paid.


AUDITION DATES

DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2018 // 6:00-8:30 PM (30 minute slots)

Auditions will be held at SteppingStone Theatre. Materials will be provided for you at the audition, so come early to prepare. Please bring a clear photo of your face, along with a list of all known schedule conflicts from February 2019-April 2019. The photo will not be returned to you. Come dressed to move, and a resume is optional.

CALLBACKS

DECEMBER 18, 2018 // 3:00-5:00 PM

For the entire span of time. More instructions will be given when callback calls are made.

REHEARSAL PERIOD

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 13 // 5:00 – 8:00 PM // MONDAY – FRIDAY

TECH REHEARSALS

MARCH 14 – 15 , 18-20 // 5:00 – 9:00 PM
MARCH 17 // 12:00 – 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCES 

MARCH 21 – APRIL 7, 2019

Includes evening and weekend performances, and weekday matinees.  A production calendar will be provided at auditions to help determine conflicts and availability.


Young people and adults of Hmong heritage, Asian Americans, Pacific Island Americans, actors of color, LGBTQA+, and persons with differing abilities are highly encouraged to audition!

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Ostroot, the Production Manager, via email (preferred) or phone: 651-225-9265, ext. 205. If you have questions about the script or the creative team, please contact Theater Mu at 651-789-1012. If the desired slot is full, please contact the Production Manager to be put on the wait list.

If you don’t receive an e-mail confirmation, please contact Rachel Ostroot (rachel@steppingstonetheatre.org) right away!