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Audition: The Revolutionists


The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Courtney Woolard

Audition Form
Show Dates:
September 6 - September 22, 2024
Audition Dates:
  • Saturday, July 13th at 6PM
  • Sunday, July 14th at 6PM

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris.

This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Available Roles

  • Olympe de Gouges – 30s – Badass, activist, playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure her own personal freedom
  • Charlotte Corday- 20s – Badass French country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, never been kissed
  • Marie Antionette- 30s – Less badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend.
  • Marianne Angelle – 30s – A badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.

Audition Requirements

  • No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A headshot and resume are recommended but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for the next 3 months.

This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance