Benchmark Theatre

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Auditions for:
by Chelsea Marcantel

Benchmark Theatre is casting for the first production of their 2020 season. Auditions for Airness by Chelsea Marcantel will be held on Saturday, August 17th beginning at 10am at The Bench at 40 West Arts in Lakewood (1560 Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80214). Invited callbacks are scheduled on Sunday, August 18th beginning at 10am.

 When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself. Oh, and Nancy Wilson.


Roles to be Cast:

 GABE “Golden Thunder” PATRIDGE – 20s-30s, male-identifying, actor of color

MARK “Facebender” LENDER – 30s-40s, male-identifying, Caucasian

ASTRID “Cannibal Queen” ANDERSON – 20s-30s, female-identifying, any ethnicity

NINA “The Nina” O’NEAL – 20s-30s, female-identifying, any ethnicity

ANNOUNCER/SPRITE EXEC/HOODED FIGURE – any age, male-identifying, any ethnicity

 All other roles have been cast.

 All roles are paid. We are able to consider Equity contracts for this production.

 Audition Information:

To request an audition appointment, please email with the subject: Airness Audition Request.

 Please prepare a 1-minute modern, comedic monologue as well as 30 seconds of air guitar of ‘Crazy Train’ by Ozzy Osbourne OR a song of your choice. Headshot and resume required.

 Benchmark Theatre is dedicated to exploring the universal human experience and is committed to equitable hiring practices. 

 Initial rehearsals will take place December 9 - 11, 2019 with main rehearsals beginning on January 5, 2020.

The show runs February 8, 2020 – February 29, 2020 at The Bench at 40 West Arts in Lakewood.

Airness will be directed by Benchmark company member Marc Stith.

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
— James Dean