Ixion Ensemble

Our Mission: To build and strengthen community through storytelling. Become a gathering place for artists and community members to explore and celebrate the human experience.

Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 3-5 pm

Location: Sharp Park Amphitheatre 1401 Elmwood Lansing, MI

 

 

Our 2019-20 season explores the flyover country that we call home. Our season will be:

 

The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Jacquelyn Marks

Performance Dates: September 14, 15, 21 & 22

 

queerspawn

by Mallery Avidon

Directed by Todd Heywood

Performance Dates:

October 26-27 and November 2-3

 

Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by jeff croff

March 21, 22, 28 & 29

 

rUSt: Monologues from the Midwest

by members of Ixion's Wheel writing group

Directed by Mark Gmazel

May 2, 3, 9 & 10

 

Auditions for the first three productions will be held the same day. rUSt auditions will be announced at a future date.

 

Auditions will be cold reads from the scripts.

 

The Wolves

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

 

 

Roles Available:

9 females believably high school age

1 female soccer mom age

 

queerspawn

tells the story of The Kid, a fourteen-year-old starting high school in a small town. Everyone knows he has two moms, and that's just the beginning of his trouble. While dodging bullies, The Kid invents a group of imaginary friends with whom to share his troubles, including sex/relationship advice columnist Dan Savage and Dr. McSteamy from TV's Grey’s Anatomy. But as his reality becomes more and more hazardous, their "help" becomes less and less helpful. Staring down four more friendless years, what is a Kid to do?

 

 

Roles Available:

4 adult males

2 teen males believable for 14 years old

 

Skeleton Crew

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office.

 

 

Roles Available:

DEZ - Black man, mid-late 20’s, Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savy, and flirtatious.. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.

SHANITA - Black woman, mid-late 20’s, Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard-working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.

REGGIE - Black man, late 30’s. White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims

 

 

If you are unable to attend auditions at the set time or would like more information, please email ixionensemble@gmail.com or call 517.775.4246.

 

Phone:  517.775.4246

Email:  ixionensemble@gmail.com

Address:  2521 Kuerbitz Lansing, MI 48906

Performance Space: The Robin Theatre
                               1105 S. Washington Ave.

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