Free Range Humans

Opportunities

Performers

Our season and casting needs for the summer are below. Please note:

  • We are only able to cast actors who live within driving distance at this time.
  • Exact dates are still being solidified and everything is subject to change as pandemic conditions require.
  • Submit your materials through our FORM below. Thank you!

Acts. If you have your own self-contained act that you would like to book into our venue, please submit your materials through our FORM below.

TYA Musical Theatre Performers. We do intend to add regular repertory TYA shows at our Free Range Kids Venue in the FSK Mall as soon as Covid conditions allow. If you are interested in being considered, please submit your materials through our FORM below.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Roles: This show involves one performer of any demographic who is able to cold read effectively in front an audience and respond playfully and exactly to the instructions. The performer sees the script for the first time at the performance. The performer must not have ever seen or read the script before. 

Our priority in casting will be for people who are meaningful in or very near Frederick County, MD. Each performance will be limited to 24 in the audience. We are actively approaching certain personalities for some nights, but are interested in actor submissions for two or three performances.

Pay: $100 stipend

Prepare: If you have video of you in front of a crowd speaking, in any context, that is enough. If you don’t, pick a text, any text, and cold read it.

Accessibility: Performer must be able to cold read in front of an audience. There are no other restrictions to accessibility that we are aware of. If you have specific needs, please do let us know.

Covid Accommodations: The performer can go from their car to their sanitized performing area without touching or interacting closely with anyone. Audience members will be limited to 24 total, and will be at least 10 feet from the performer at all times. Our restroom is shared with audience within the venue, but if needed, we can open up a separate unshared and sanitized restroom.

Location: The Field Performing Arts Center, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, MD

Time Commitment: The performer is required for one 90-minute performance in May or early June. Exact nights will be scheduled around chosen performers.

Timeline: Interested performers will hear a response no later than the end of April.

Personnel: Elizabeth Lucas, Producer

About the play

A play by Nassim Soleimanpour / Iran

“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. A generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.

“A thoughtful, playful response to oppression.”  The Guardian

“The whole experience is altogether funny and serious and surprising”  —San Francisco Examiner

“A dazzling, transcendent piece of alive-and-kicking avant-garde theater.”  —Entertainment Weekly

Always…Patsy Cline

This show is a revival of our previous production with the previous Patsy returning. We welcome submissions for the role of Louise. Performances are June 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11 at Baker Park in Frederick.

Triangle

This new musical production by the Emmy-nominated songwriters Mizer & Moore from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will be a benefit concert production, on-book, minimally staged, with two performances.

Roles:

  • Brian: Male, 20-29. In 2011, chemistry graduate student, focused and driven but with a vulnerable, broken core, gay but never really thought about it because romance had no place in his life. Tenor.
  • Vincenzo/Ben: Male, 20-35. In 1911, a hardworking Italian supervisor in with a sensitive heart. In 2011, an energetic free-spirit with a romantic streak. Baritone with strong falsetto.
  • Howard/Boss/Isaac: Male, 50-59. In 2011 a born-and-bred New Yorker with a cynical-sentimental attachment to the history of the Triangle Fire. In 1911, the tough, striving owner of the Triangle Company and Sarah’s deeply religious father (uses a German as well as an Eastern European/Yiddish accent). Baritone.
  • Jenni/Sarah: Female, 20-35. In 1911, a strong-willed recent Jewish immigrant. In 2011, Brian’s rebellious but loving older sister. Belt/Mix.
  • Cynthia/Chaya: Female, 20-35. In 1911, Sarah’s pregnant sister, with strong comic timing. In 2011, Brian’s colleague and friend. High Range Mix/Soprano.
  • Dr. Zimmerman/Theresa: Female, 30-45. Brian’s forceful Professor and Vincenzo’s knowing sister. Belt/Mix.

Pay: Stipend

Prepare: If you have a video of you singing you can share, that will be fine. We are not asking you to make something specifically for us at this time. If you do want to make a video, please prepare something Sondheim or contemporary.

Accessibility: There are no mobility restrictions involved in the spaces we are using for this production. There are no other restrictions to accessibility that we are aware of. If you have specific needs, please do let us know.

Covid Accommodations: Rehearsals will primarily take place remotely. The performer can go from car to sanitized performing area without touching or interacting closely with anyone. Audience members will be at least 10 feet from the performer at all times. Our restroom is shared with audience within the venue, but if needed, we can open up a separate unshared and sanitized restroom. While we expect vaccines to have made an impact by the time we are together in person, we will continue to distance and sanitize, and will mask when not performing.

Location: The Field Performing Arts Center, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, MD

Time Commitment: Script and score will be provided as soon as casting is complete, with music coaching scheduled around singer availability. In person rehearsals and performances will be over the course of one week in July, TBD.

Timeline: Interested performers will hear a response no later than the end of May.

Personnel: Elizabeth Lucas, Producer/Director
Marci Shegogue, Music Director

About the play

Triangle is an original mystery-romance with music by Curtis Moor, lyrics by Thomas Mizer and book by Mizer, Moore and Joshua Scher. Two love stories, set in the same New York City building but a hundred years apart, begin to weave together across the century as long buried secrets are uncovered and ghosts of the past begin to influence the future.

“Triangle is astonishingly successful. The Moore-Mizer score is rich in melody and emotion …what really counts here is just how moving the stories are and how the songs heighten the emotion without cheapening it. [The musical] eloquently combines past and present and makes way for the future.” —San Francisco Chronicle

LISTEN TO DEMOS FROM THE SHOW

2017 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, winner of 6 Theatre Bay Area Awards including “Outstanding World Premiere Musical” and recipient of two SF Bay Area Critics Circle Awards including “Best Production.”

Triangle was commissioned by the Williamstown Theatre Festival and developed at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, the American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University and TheatreWorks, Palo Alto. It received a workshop production at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Spring 2014, and had its World Premiere at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley in July, 2015. 

 

Into the Woods

We will be doing a student cast (teens, mature tweens) and a professional cast.

Students, if you interested but don’t have video of yourself singing, please do fill out the form anyway, and we will schedule a zoom audition.

Roles:

Regarding ethnicity and gender for all characters, this is a fairy tale. Any and all diversity is welcome and we mean it. Our license requires we play the characters as their written gender, but the actor does not have to match. You just better be able to sing it. And act. Dancing skill is not required.

  • Narrator/Mysterious Man. An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. Vocal range top: E4, bottom: G2
  • Cinderella. A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: G3
  • Jack. The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Vocal range top: G4, bottom: B2
  • Jack’s Mother. Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed. Vocal range top: Gb5, bottom: Bb3
  • The Baker. A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Vocal range top: G4, bottom: Ab2
  • The Baker’s Wife. Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: F3
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Vocal range top: F#5, bottom: A3
  • Florinda And Lucinda. Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Vocal range top: Ab5, bottom: C4
  • Little Red Ridinghood. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: Bb3
  • The Witch. Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive. Vocal range top: G5, bottom: F3
  • Wolf/Prince. Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Vocal range top: Gb4, bottom: Bb2
  • Rapunzel. A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Vocal range top: A5, bottom: B3
  • Cinderella’s Prince. Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Vocal range top: F4, bottom: B2
  • Rapunzel’s Prince. Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. Vocal range top: E4, bottom: C#3

Pay: Professional cast paid. Student cast unpaid.

Prepare: If you have a video of you singing you can share, that will be fine. We are not asking you to make something specifically for us at this time. If you do want to make a video, please prepare something Sondheim. Songs from the show are welcome.

Accessibility: We will be performing out of doors, which can include rough terrain. If you have specific needs, please do let us know. If you are the right match for a role, we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Covid Accommodations: We will be performing outside. Rehearsals will start remotely and move to in person inside wearing masks, then outside without masks for tech week. While we expect vaccines to have made an impact by the time we are together in person, we will continue to distance and sanitize, and will mask when not performing.

Location: Outdoor Venue, Frederick, MD

Time Commitment: Script and score will be provided as soon as casting is complete, with music coaching scheduled around singer availability. Remote rehearsals will take place in July. In person rehearsals and performances will be August 1-17.

Timeline: Interested performers will hear a response no later than the end of May.

Personnel: Elizabeth Lucas, Producer/Director
Marci Shegogue, Music Director

Teachers

Free Range Kids is a kids performing arts education and production venue in the FSK Mall in Frederick, MD. We provide a low barrier platform for artists and students to connect, experiment, and learn. We are interested in developing relationships with teachers across a range of disciplines, including:

  • Traditional performing arts such as music, theatre, dance, improv, dramatic writing, spoken word performance
  • Storytelling role play arts such as escape room design, LARPs, Dungeons & Dragons
  • Design and technical arts such as lighting, stage combat, costume design, DJing, sound design, stage management, producing
  • Electronic arts such as AR/VR/XR

Please let us know your specialities, interests, and availability, and we will try to get a course on the calendar.

Spring. Our spring session runs April 5-May 29. We are happy to add Saturday workshops, events, and weekly classes at any time.

Summer. We are currently planning a series of week-long intensives, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions for different ages. Our schools have an 8 week break this year, June 21 through August 13. We are interested in teachers who could offer 1-3 hour intensives any time of day on a Monday-Friday timeline in any of those 8 weeks. We are happy to stack classes so long as they’re targeted towards different age groups. We are also interested in weekend workshops.

If an organization would like to run a full-day camp out of our space, we are open to that. Contact us ASAP for scheduling.

Teacher pay is currently $30 per class hour, paid as 1099 contractor. We are currently limiting classes to 8 students, though we hope to loosen that up sometime this summer as pandemic conditions allow. For teachers with their own insurance and organization, we are also open to partnerships, including barter and revenue splits. Visit our Partnerships page for more details.

To propose a class, workshop, or summer intensive, please fill out the FORM below (preferred) or EMAIL us and we’ll get back to you within a week.

Staffing

If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please fill out the STAFFING FORM below we’ll get back to you by the end of April. 

Venue. We have two venues, Free Range Kids (open now), a kids performing arts education and production space, and The Field Performing Arts Center (opening no later than June 1), a mixed use black box venue. We will require staffing for both of these venues as early as June 1st. Staffing positions are W-2 hourly employees. They can be, but are not required to be, combined with teaching, performing, technical, and production positions. Please check the box for Venue staffing if you want to help us build the overall organization, rather than have a specifically limited contract role. If you are interested in being considered for these positions, please fill out the STAFFING FORM below we’ll get back to you by the end of April. 

Production. All production and design roles are open for INTO THE WOODS. The other three shows in our summer season are covered. If you would like to be considered for INTO THE WOODS, or any future show, please fill out the STAFFING FORM below and tell us about your availability in the comments. For INTO THE WOODS, we’ll get back to you by the end of April. For future staffing, you’ll be in our database and will be considered for future opportunities.

Musicians. We will be staffing a live music ensemble for TRIANGLE in July, exact orchestrations to come. Our band for ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE will be returning. Our outdoor production of INTO THE WOODS will be using tracks. We do expect to need musicians again in the fall. All musician hiring is handled by our Music Director, Marci Shegogue. If you would like to be considered for future productions, please fill out the STAFFING FORM below and your information will be shared with her. 

Internships

We are looking for interns in Marketing, Production, Teaching, Directing, Music, and Design. If you are interested in being considered, please fill out the STAFFING FORM below and we’ll get back to you by the end of April.

Submission Forms