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Call for auditions for "A Maze", July 21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 18:30
St Ursula's Church, Jubiläumsplatz 2, Bern

Call for auditions for "A Maze", by Rob Handel, directed by Max Protzen

A MAZE is a dizzying, dazzling, ambitious work that interweaves the stories of a teenage girl recreating her identity after eight years of being held captive in a suburban basement, a pair of rock stars re-inventing themselves after a hit song, and a self-taught artist gaining a cult following for his 15,000-page comic book.

The production will run for 6 performances at the Theater am Käfigturm in Bern, performing Thursday to Saturday evenings between 11.11.21 to 20.11.21. The move-in is scheduled for Sunday 07.11.21, with dress rehearsals 8.11 to 10.11. Regular rehearsals will take place twice a week in the evening, starting in August.

Auditioning for roles: to audition, please prepare a short contemporary (post-1900s) monologue of 1-2 minutes, fill out the online audition form, and come to at least one of the following audition dates:

· Wednesday, July 21 at 18:30 at St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumplatz 2, Bern
· Saturday, July 24 at 14:00 at St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumplatz 2, Bern

Online Audition Form:

Please note, each audition will be held in two parts:
• Part 1: auditions with prepared material (1-2 minute monologue).
• Part 2: a monologue or short scene from the play, supplied by the director, if applicable.

The play-script is available in the Members’ Area of the Upstage website. If you have no access, contact Max Protzen at to receive it by email. You can also contact the director to obtain more information about the auditions, or if you can’t make it for either of the planned dates.

We encourage you to try out for a part! You are welcome to come and audition even if you have not filled out the online form.

Backstage crew: If you are interested in helping out backstage, come along to the auditions to meet the director and potential cast and/or send an email to to indicate your interest.

Roles : there are 7 available roles, however some actors may be asked to play more than one role

• Jessica (16-24) Kidnapped at age 9 years old and held in captivity for 8 years. Escaped at age 17, she has become a media sensation. But is she a mastermind or a victim?
• Beeson (30s-40s) A man haunted by a story. He must write a 15,000 page series of novels. He will do anything to complete the book so he may finally be at peace. Is he an artistic genius or a sociopath?
• Kim (25-40) Famous regional newscaster. She is a strong female figure, but she is generally more interested in her career than in the people around her.
• Tish (25-30s) Alexander’s wife & a marketing manager. Much more understanding of Angela’s plight than her husband. However, not truly invested. She is an avid fan of Pathetic Fallacy, their music, and their partnership with Beeson.
• Tom (30s-40s) Head nurse at Desert Palms Addiction Treatment Center. He loves his job and thrives when it comes to helping people return to their former selves.
• Alexander (30s) Jessica’s brother and Angela’s son. A realist. Though he loves his sister, 8 years and the odds are against her survival. All he wants is to help his mother gain closure.
• Gareth (30s-50s) Music producer for Pathetic Fallacy. He used to love his job. However, now the job is less like rock&roll and more like herding cats.