Don’t be frightened; it only hurts the first time and we’ll be gentle.
Transvestite Soup is always looking for more performers and crew members to join our weird little company. No previous theater experience is required, athough it is a bonus! Anyone can audition for any character, regardless of gender or body type. You must be at least 18 years old to audition or be on crew.
Please contact us online or introduce yourself at a show if you’d like to audition. We typically hold auditions quarterly, and post about them on our blog and our Facebook page when they are scheduled to happen.
Auditioning for Transvestite Soup
When auditioning for a part on cast, you’ll need to be ready to perform a scene that stars your character of choice. We’re not expecting a complete recreation of what happens on screen. Blocking is never like watching the movie, but we do expect you to have a grasp of the character’s energy to be able to lip-sync and body-sync without looking at the screen or breaking character.
Don’t worry if you’re not absolutely perfect. The important thing is demonstrating that you put some effort into learning the part and you can be taught. The whole thing really is quite casual, trust us. Overall, the audition process is very casual.
Please prepare the following scenes for your character of choice:
- Janet Wiess: Toucha-Toucha-Toucha-Touch Me
- Brad Majors: Dammit Janet
- Riff-Raff: Time Warp
- Magenta: Time Warp
- Columbia: Time Warp and/or Rose Tint My World
- Rocky: Sword of Damocles
- Eddie: Hot Patootie
- Dr. Scott: Eddie’s Teddy
- The Criminologist: His first speech – “I would like, if I may…”
- Dr. Frank N. Furter: Sweet Transvestite
- Note: you must already be on cast and have performed in another role in order to audition for this role in particular
Audition Dress Code
If you already have a costume for the character you’re auditioning for, please wear it to your audition. If you don’t, no big deal. Just wear something that gets the feel across. But at the same time, don’t go out and buy a whole costume if you don’t already have one. Save the buying costumes for when you get on cast. We’ll give you plenty of tips about costuming and help out where we can. Building your costume takes some creativity—especially if you’re broke—but it’s part of the joy of it all.
Performing with Transvestite Soup
Transvestite Soup is a volunteer cast; nobody gets paid for doing this. We do it because it’s fun and we love it. We typically rehearse twice per month: one mid-month, and another before the show. As a cast member, you are expected to attend at least one of these. We tend to have fun at meetings and rehearsals, so these gatherings are pretty enjoyable. You will also be added to our cast-only email list, Discord server, and Facebook group, and be invited to cast parties.
Once you’ve got a workable costume put together and we feel you know your part well enough, you’ll be ready to go on stage. Many of our cast members play multiple roles, but we ask that you stick to one role until you feel comfortable branching out.
You might be asked to play a different role occasionally if we’re short-staffed, and you can also ask to play a different role sometimes yourself—especially Switch Nights, which are specifically for that.
Even if you’re not performing on a given night, it’s a big help if you can bring your costume to a show just in case someone has an emergency and cannot perform. Our changing room has a cast-only bathroom, but otherwise has limited privacy, so it’s best if you’re comfortable with fellow cast members seeing you in your skivvies or less. Everyone is very respectful, but there definitely is no room for modesty in the changing area.
Transvestite Soup crew helps with prop building, prop moving, lights, special effects, and whatever needs doing to help the cast on stage. Crew members come to the show wearing black and are treated as full members of the cast. This includes being added to our cast-only email list, Discord server, and Facebook group, and being invited mid-month rehearsals and cast parties. If you’re looking to join crew, please contact us online or introduce yourself at a show.