Directed by Patrick Ciamacco

 

If Interested: Email Patrick@blankcanvastheatre.com to sign up for one of the below dates and include your ideal time for auditioning. Otherwise we will just assign you the best available slot. We will do our best to accommodate you. 

*If you can not make auditions please email us your headshot and resume for consideration. If possible submit a video audition for consideration. We do our best to see and consider additional people, but attending auditions is always ideal. 


Audition Date: Tuesday January 22nd and Wednesday January 23rd


Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm (Time slots will be assigned every 10 minutes)


What to prepare:  Please prepare two contrasting 32 bars or short musical theatre songs in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume to auditions. Headshots and resumes are appreciated, but not required.  


Performance Dates: March 1st - March 16th. Shows will be Thursday-Sunday. Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm. Sunday performances will be at 7pm.  (Show will open on a Friday night and close on a Saturday night)


Rehearsals: Begin January 28th. Rehearsals will be Sundays-Thursdays. Typically 7pm-10pm, though Sundays are usually 6pm-10pm. 


Pay: Blank Canvas Theatre dedicates 20% of the net profit to the cast of each show. The cast splits this evenly.

*At this time there are no AEA Contracts for this show. However we may explore the option if needed.


Location:  

Blank Canvas Theatre                                 

1305 West 78th Street, Suite 211 (at 78th Street Studios)                                 

Cleveland, OH 44102                                

(Click here for directions or visit our website at www.blankcanvastheatre.com)

  

The Story

Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.


WINNER! 1993 Tony® Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score

WINNER! 1993 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outsanding Music


Character Breakdown    

* The age range for each character is flexible and ALL ethnicities and body types will be considered.

 A Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Racial cast of ALL ages, genders, sizes, and races are needed. The below character tracks may be changed or altered based on those that audition.

 

 

Aurora /The Spider Woman: (Female, 30’s - 60’s. Strong Alto/Mezzo) Attractive, menacing, mysterious, loving & seductive. Open to all ethnicities. Must be a strong dancer.

Molina: (Male 20’s - 30’s. Bari-tenor) Flamboyant, effeminate & compassionate. Former window-dresser who escapes into a world of Hollywood fantasies. Open to all ethnicities. Dance experience is an asset.

Valentin:  (Male, 20’s - 30’s. Tenor) Fierce revolutionary, passionate about his cause. Open to all ethnicities.

Marta: (Female, 20’s-30’s. Soprano) Valentin’s love interest. Sweet and caring, mysterious in her own way. Open to all ethnicities. Will potentially double in various roles - townsfolk, Aurora’s fantasy women, prisoners, etc.

Warden: (Male, 30’s-60’s. Baritone) A bland-seeming bureaucrat, but in truth is cruel and conniving. He manipulates Molina.

Molina’s Mother: (Female, 40’s-60’s. Mezzo Soprano) Kind and compassionate. Will potentially double in various roles - townsfolk, Aurora’s fantasy women, prisoners, etc.

Esteban & Marcos: (Males, 20’s – 40’s) Corrupt prison guards rough and extremely intimidating guards who constantly taunt and torture the prisoners, primarily acting roles.  Some singing or movement may be required, but will consider non singing / non dancing actors for these roles.

Gabriel: (Male, 20’s-30’s. Baritone) A waiter who is trying to pass as straight - befriends Valentin. Also doubles in the ensemble.

Ensemble: (Male & Female, 20’s - 40’s. All vocal types) Strong singers, dancers and movers. Will play various roles – a work colleague, guards, Aurora’s fantasy men/women, prisoners, etc.

 

 If you have any questions feel free to contact us at patrick@blankcanvastheatre.com. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!