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The 2018 production of Anna Westbrook's Isabel & the Runaway Train is an opportunity to build community and inspire change. Our mission is to empower and support survivors of sexual assault by inspiring community members to read books, go to therapy, and have candid conversations.

Isabel & the Runaway Train is a contemporary jazz/folk musical with a cast of twelve characters. We are holding auditions for 8 teenage roles and 3 adult roles (non-union)

Show Dates:  JULY 13 & 14, 19-21, 2018

Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings and partial Saturdays starting on May 22nd. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled on a week-to-week basis. 

 

AUDITIONS WERE HELD ON:

MAY 26TH, 2018
(10 AM. - 4 PM)

THE DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER
1100 BARTON SPRINGS ROAD

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUTH ACTORS:

Complete our Audition Request Form.

If you are offered a time slot for an audition, please prepare a 3-minute monologue and a  16-bar musical selection for your audition. You must provide sheet music for our piano accompanist. Your musical selection may be outside the genre of musical theatre. 

Youth positions are unpaid internships that include comp tickets, mentorship opportunities, and other team perks.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADULT ACTORS:

18+

Please gather and submit the following items to isabel.runawaytrain@gmail.com

  1. Headshot
  2. Resume
  3. Email
  4. Contact phone number

If you are offered a time slot for an audition, please prepare a 3-minute monologue and a  16-bar musical selection for your audition. You must provide sheet music for our piano accompanist. Your musical selection may be outside the genre of musical theatre. 

The expected payment for our three open adult roles (non-union) is $500 each. 

You will receive your appointment time via email.

 
 

Interviews with the 2015 cast

© Anna Westbrook 2015 | Scene from the 2015 Staged Screening

 

THE ISABEL CHARACTERS:

Direction: Ansel Lowry, Director | Lucy Bergin, Music Director | Victor Rosales, Vocal Director

 

ISABEL

Alto, A 16-year-old girl who runs away from home and finds herself trapped on a magical train full of people who will not stop running. Isabel hopes that one day she will understand why she can't look in the mirror. 

 

PORTER (JESS)

Tenor, a 16-year-old boy with an charming inability to stay out of other people's business. He can't quite handle meeting a girl who won't let him carry her baggage, but the girl claims to know her own name... So Jess plays along. 

 

MOTHER (LIZA)

Soprano, A 36-year-old woman, worried and ashamed that her daughter ran away from home. She is terrified of having the difficult discussions that could secure her return. 

 

FATHER (JACOB)

Bass, A 36-year-old man, desperately searching for his daughter. He suspects that his daughter's disappearance is connected to the past that he and his wife never discussed with their daughter.

 

THE CONDUCTOR

Speaking Role Only, As the charismatic leader of both the runaway train and the choir that is trapped inside, the Conductor is determined to maintain both ignorance and bliss among the passengers.

WRITER (FAITH)

Alto, The composer of the one song that the choir is allowed to sing (over and over and over again). Though Faith is perceived as voiceless and thought to be dead, Isabel proves this impression to be incorrect. This position is closed. 

 

 

CHOIR MEMBER NO. 1 (HOPE)

Soprano, A young person in their teens, trapped on the train. As one of the first people to follow Isabel in doubting the Conductor, Choir Member 1 suffers deeply before finding her voice. 

 

CHOIR MEMBER NO. 2 (MELODY)

Soprano, A young person in their teens, trapped on the train. Unaware of their identity and blindly following the Conductor and the Porter, it is not until Act II that Choir Member 2 learns to feel anything other than excitement and denial.

 

CHOIR MEMBER NO. 4 (STEVE)

Bass A young person in their teens, trapped on the train. Unaware of their identity and blindly following the Conductor and the Porter, it is not until Act II that Choir Member 2 learns to feel anything other than excitement and denial.

 

CHOIR MEMBER NO. 3 (HARMONY)

Alto, A young person in their teens, trapped on the train. Unaware of their identity and blindly following the Conductor and the Porter, it is not until Act II that Choir Member 2 learns to feel anything other than excitement and denial.