Streetcar

INDYFRINGE BASILE THEATRE

MARCH 3RD - 5TH, 10TH - 12TH & 17TH - 19TH

“I don’t want realism…I want magic.”

Arguably, William’s masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire was written during a period of change in America after World War II. In short, it is about a woman who comes to live with her sister and her sister’s husband. She eventually loses her grip on reality as she fails to get what it is she most desires…

In March, Catalyst returns ‘home’ to the IndyFringe Basile Theatre to remove all distance from this scarifying classic drama, with an extremely intimate black-box production, that will pull no punches. This production will be directed by Artistic Director, Casey Ross, and star fellow Catalyst Artistic Director, Dave Pelsue, as Stanley Kowalski. After this, you will know, for certain, that you can’t go around depending on the kindness of strangers…or even family.

*Audition Sign Up Link Coming Soon. For any questions, contact Casey.

AUDITIONS:

JAN 15TH & 16TH 2023

Sunday January 15th:

2 PM – 5 PM

&

7 PM – 9 PM

Monday January 16th:

7 PM – 9 PM

At the Indy Eleven Theatre

719 E St Clair St, Indpls, IN 46202

*Please account for call-backs Tuesday January 17th from 7 PM – 9 PM, at the same theatre location.

Prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic, contemporary monologue. You may be asked to read a side from the script, as well.

AVAILABLE ROLES

*BLANCHE DUBOIS…(F) STELLA’S VISITING SISTER, LATE 30s-40s

*STELLA KOWALSKI…(F), BLANCHE’S SISTER, STANLEY’S WIFE, 30s

*HAROLD MITCHELL (MITCH)…(M), STANLEY’S BEST FRIEND FROM THE MILITARY, LATE 30s-40s

EUNICE HUBBELL…(F) STANLEY AND STELLA’S KIND UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR, 30s-50s

STEVE HUBBELL…(M) STANLEY’S POKER BUDDY, EUNICE’S HUSBAND, 30s-50s

PABLO GONZALES…(M) / LATINO, STANLEY’S POKER BUDDY, ANY AGE 20s+

MEXICAN WOMAN…(F) / LATINA, A FLOWER SALESPERSON IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, ANY AGE

THE YOUNG COLLECTOR…(M), A YOUNG MAN SELLING NEWS PAPERS DOOR TO DOOR, 17-25

THE DOCTOR…(M), A DOCTOR FROM A SANITORIUM, ANY AGE

NURSE…(F), A NURSE ACCOMPYING THE DOCTOR, ANY AGE

BLACK WOMAN…(F PRESENTING), A PERFORMER FROM THE QUARTER, THIS IS A MOSTLY NON SPEAKING, ROLE. HOWEVER, COMFORT WITH LIVE SINGING IS A PLUS, ANY AGE

 

ALL ACTORS WILL BE OFFERED A STIPEND. NO LESS THAN $100 FOR ANY ROLE, STIPENDS MAY VARY FOR LEADING ROLES.

*AEA PERFORMERS WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE ROLES AND THE ACTOR WOULD BE SPONSORED, FOR THE COST OF THEIR NEGOTIATED CONTRACT.

Catalyst Repertory will be hiring an Intamacy Director for this production.

CASEY ROSS
(DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER)

YOU'VE SEEN CASEY WITH THESE CATALYST SHOWS:

  • GALLERY (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT
  • TORTILLO! (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
  • QUEUE (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT
  • THE SOLIDARITY (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT
  • PORTRAITS [LIKE AMERICAN GOTHIC] (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
  • THE RIPPLE EFFECT, PLAYWRIGHT
  • GALLERY/PORTRAITS, PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
  • QUEUE, PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
  • SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER   (LADY HARDCASTLE/DIRECTOR), OLIVER GOLDSMITH / ADAPTED BY  CASEY ROSS
  • HELL’S 4TH RING [THE MALL MUSICAL] (FRINGE), BOOK & STORY/DIRECTOR
  • TIMON OF ATHENS (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), SHAKESPEARE / ADAPTED BY  CASEY ROSS
  • TORTILLO!   (PATRICK), PLAYWRIGHT
  • THE DIVINERS   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), JIM LEONARD, JR
  • THE SEAGULL   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), ANTON CHEKHOV
  • EQUUS   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL), PETER SHAFFER
  • TORTILLO! 2: DICKENS RISING (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
  • CORIOLANUS   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), SHAKESPEARE
  • TOOTH OF CRIME   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), SAM SHEPARD
  • SLAYING THE DRAGON, PLAYWRIGHT/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
  • CANVAS (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT/SOUND DESIGN
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL), SHAKESPEARE / ADAPTED BY  CASEY ROSS
  • HELL’S 4TH RING [THE MALL MUSICAL], BOOK & STORY/DIRECTOR
  • ARCADEFIRE! [THE REDEMPTION OF BILLY MITCHELL] (FRINGE), BOOK & STORY/DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER
  • COPYRIGHT/SAFE, PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
  • THE PILLOWMAN   (DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), MARTIN MCDONAGH
  • TORTILLO! 3: SOMBRERO’S REVENGE (FRINGE), PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR/CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Great theatre is challenging and pushy. I think the reactions in the room should always vary.

Casey Ross

DAVE PELSUE
(STANLEY)

YOU'VE SEEN DAVE WITH THESE CATALYST SHOWS:

  • THE SOLIDARITY (FRINGE)  (BEN), CASEY ROSS
  • HELL’S 4TH RING [THE MALL MUSICAL] (FRINGE)  (MUSIC/ERIC), CASEY ROSS & DAVE PELSUE
  • TORTILLO!   (PATRICK), CASEY ROSS
  • THE DIVINERS   (C.C. SHOWERS/SET DESIGN), JIM LEONARD, JR
  • EQUUS   (ORIGINAL SCORE), PETER SHAFFER
  • TORTILLO! 2: DICKENS RISING (FRINGE)   (PATRICK), CASEY ROSS
  • CORIOLANUS   (LARTIUS), SHAKESPEARE
  • TOOTH OF CRIME   (HOSS), SAM SHEPARD
  • CANVAS (FRINGE)   (JACKSON), CASEY ROSS
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW   (PETRUCHIO), SHAKESPEARE
  • HELL’S 4TH RING [THE MALL MUSICAL]   (MUSIC/ERIC), CASEY ROSS & DAVE PELSUE
  • ARCADEFIRE! [THE REDEMPTION OF BILLY MITCHELL] (FRINGE)   (VOICE OF DONKEY KONG), CASEY ROSS & CHRISTOPHER MCNEELY
  • COPYRIGHT/SAFE   (BADGER/ORIGINAL SONGS), CASEY ROSS
  • THE PILLOWMAN   (TUPOLSKI), MARTIN MCDONAGH
  • TORTILLO! 3: SOMBRERO’S REVENGE (FRINGE)  (PATRICK), CASEY ROSS