Audition for Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island Breakdowns

We were pushing 900 submissions as of noon today, but in case you missed this…

Elephant Run District will be holding auditions for the new play Rabbit Island by Chris Harcum ( to be produced in the 2012 New York Frigid Festival at Under St. Marks and directed by Aimee Todoroff (

Auditions will be by appointment only on Oct. 9th.

Play Description:
“Alex zig-zags irregular relationships with an erratic therapist, his off-again, on-again girlfriend, an untamed burlesque dancer and The Cleanse. But what more will it take for this verbose Canadian Mime to become a real New Yorker? When life sucks as bad as your mental health, go to Rabbit Island!”

Alex: late 20’s-mid 30’s, male- a Canadian Mime searching for meaning, overly nice, passive and eager to please. Actor must have strong physical skills (mime experience helpful but not required). This is a speaking part. Actor strips to underwear. Actor must be willing to delve into scatological subject matter with humor and heart.

Karen: late 20’s-mid 30’s, female- Alex’s off again/on again girlfriend, intelligent and independent but struggling with her own issues of disappointment and self-loathing. Actress must also be able to bring warmth and empathy to scatological situations.

Bob: forties, male- Alex’s unconventional therapist, off beat with questionable motives, Bob likes to play power games with his clients and always seems to have something up his sleeve.

Barbara: mid 20’s-early 30’s, female- a manic commercial actress and part time burlesque dancer and roller derby girl, she is impulsive, damaged and needs to challenge the people around her. Actress will not need to perform burlesque.

The Assistant: Can be male or female, any age, The Assistant creates the world of the play by manipulating the set & other actors. This is a non-speaking but vital role with a lot of stage time. He/She will dictate the pace and tone of the entire production- Magic, Burlesque, Clowning or similar skill helpful but not required.

Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends, approx. 70 hours mid January to late February for 5 performances in the New York Frigid Festival, Feb. 22- Mar. 4 (

To submit headshots and resumes for consideration, e-mail: or find this notice on Actors Access.

AEA Showcase Code- Approval Pending
$200 Stipend