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Story Wranglers Casting Notice

Story Wranglers Casting Notice

Company: Paramount Story Wranglers
Pay: Non-Union. Base pay $250/week as a contractor. Additional stipends available for transportation as well as songwriting, choreography, Spanish bilingual performance and props.
Director: Katie Moore
Music Director: Tyler Mabry

When: Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13. Sessions are held from 6:30 pm – 8 pm and 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm.
Where: Central Austin (location details shared upon confirmation of audition time) Free, onsite parking available.

Appointments required for in-person auditions. Submit your audition form here. Tapes not accepted.

Auditions consist of singing, movement and devising with a group. You do not need to prepare anything ahead of time. Dress to move and plan to stay for the entire session.

A mandatory company workshop will be held on Sunday, October 23 at the State Theater for those who are cast (Time TBD).

Participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or results of a negative COVID-19 test no more than 48 hours prior to the audition.
Proof of vaccination will be matched with your ID and can be shown via physical card, a photo of your card, or app (i.e. CLEAR Health Pass, Bindle.) Final vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to audition.
Negative test must be dated with your full name matching your ID. That means we cannot accept self-administered, at-home tests.

The Paramount Theatre (Austin Theatre Alliance) is seeking a diverse group of actors, improvisers, singers, and movers to join the Paramount Story Wranglers, a TYA ensemble that takes the original writings of 3rd grade students and transforms them into a comedy/musical/variety show. The show is performed for the student writers and their school community to uplift and empower the voices of young people (Think SNL, but for the under-10 crowd).

Performers of color are highly encouraged to audition – we serve a diverse group of students and want that diversity represented in our ensembles. Ability to read, comprehend and speak fluently in Spanish is highly desirable but not required. We also welcome queer and gender nonconforming artists, performers in larger bodies and performers with disabilities.

An example of our work can be found here.

*Engagement with the Austin Theatre Alliance is not contingent upon on COVID-19 vaccination status, however campus administration can mandate school program visitors to its campus be fully vaccinated based on their rules and regulations, therefore the Story Wranglers strives to be a fully vaccinated ensemble.

You are: reliable, a team player, fun, kind, & positive, and passionate about performance as a tool for social change. Songwriting, percussion, choreography, instruments or knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed are a plus.

Content: Shows consist of approximately 6 original songs and 6 short plays, devised by a cast of 8-10 people.

Time Commitment: A completely new show is developed in the course of one week. There will be 15 performance opportunities between October and May. You may participate in as few or as many shows as you like, and will commit to one week of rehearsals per show.

Rehearsals are held in the evenings on Sunday through Thursday. You should expect to be in rehearsal up to 22.5 hours that week. The performance is on Friday afternoon. If you have a day job, you will need to make arrangements to be at the performance during the school day.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Questions? Email Katie Moore at kmoore@austintheatre.org.

The ATA is committed to equal-employment principals, and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and recruit and employ high qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live.

Organizational Background

Built in 1915, the Paramount Theatre has served Austin for more than a century now. It stands next door to the State Theatre, constructed in 1935. Together, as the Austin Theatre Alliance, these spaces are acoustically more intimate, visually more appealing, and historically more significant than just about any other theatre in the region. Both are contributing structures to the Congress Avenue National Historic District, and the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatres continue to serve as anchors in the downtown area for performing arts events, film screenings, and our education and outreach programs. Artists like Harry Houdini, Katherine Hepburn, and Helen Hays graced the Paramount stage in its early days. The venues continue to remain relevant to the community with a contemporary line-up of stars such as Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Each year, more than 200,000 people pass through our doors to take in first-rate performing arts events and films.

Our Mission: Inspired by the power of the arts to change lives, the Austin Theatre Alliance strives to engage all Central Texans through extraordinary live performances and films, to ignite the intellect and imagination of our youths, and to ensure the preservation of the historic Paramount & Stateside Theatres; the crown jewels of downtown Austin.

To this end, the Austin Theatre Alliance has maintained its longstanding commitment to provide access to the arts for all Central Texans. Through our Education and Outreach programming, formally organized in 2008, we impact more than 18,000 children annually, seventy-five percent of the students are from the low-income, Title I schools most in need of our support. Our programs give students the thrill of attending a live performance at our historic venues, engage them in their classrooms, and provide an important resource for teachers wishing to incorporate creative learning techniques into their pedagogy. In a time of steep budget cuts, there is no more cost-effective way for students to reap the benefits of a comprehensive, integrated arts education than through the collaboration between schools and our education and outreach programs.