Audition Notice: The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Auditions
by Jeff Goode
Directed by Virginia Castagno
Auditions: September 10th and 11th, 7pm - 10pm by appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on September 12th.
Please sign up for an audition slot here:
Performance Dates: Friday, December 20th and Saturday, December 21st at 8pm. Sunday, December 22nd will be held as a snow date.
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will be scheduled based on individual actor availability. Please be available for tech week December 15th-19th.
Auditions consist of excerpts from monologues. Please choose a max of 2 roles to be considered for - you may choose either a 1 minute excerpt from a single monologue or 30 seconds from two monologues. Memorization is NOT required. Please respect the time limit!
The script can be found here:
"When a doe says 'no', she means 'no'."
A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself. With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier.
Dasher (M): First Reindeer and leader of the pack each Christmas run. He refuses to speak on the scandal. Alpha male "bro" type.
Cupid (M): The only openly gay Reindeer, and extremely proud of it. He is practically a caricature but he knows, and has seen, some shit.
Hollywood (M): Also known as Prancer, his personality has changed some since the release of his movie and the launch of his acting career. He wonders how Vixen's accusation will affect his notoriety.
Blitzen (F): Vixen's chief supporter during the scandal and leader of the walk-out against Santa. Strong feminist character.
Comet (M): *THIS ROLE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST* A reformed convict, saved from a life of drugs and crime by the Claus family, he's Santa's biggest advocate and supporter. He believes Santa is beyond reproach.
Dancer (F) : Former ballet professional who joined The Eight not long after her studio was burned in protest of Reindeer dancers. She really needs this job.
Donner (M): Rudolph's father and unemployed herd deer, he was placed on The Eight by Santa to help keep him quiet after the infamous "Foggy Christmas" incident. Racked with guilt and doesn't expect anyone to understand why.
Vixen (F): *THIS ROLE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST* Attempting to press charges against Santa for sexual assault, her sordid past does not lend credibility to her accusations. But just because she's posed for Playboy and has a healthy sex life doesn't mean she "deserved it". She is a blunt characterization of how many victims are treated by the justice system and media. She doesn't want this attention.