Audition Information

Auditions for X by Alistair McDowall

Flat Earth Theatre is seeking actors for our Fall 2019 production of Alistair McDowall's sci-fi horror masterpiece X, a glimpse into a disturbing future from the icy limits of the solar system, directed by Lindsay Eagle. A small stipend for cast members will be offered.

Character Descriptions

Note from the Director: There are many possible ways to play these characters, so please take the below descriptions more as suggestions. I look forward to seeing your interpretations, and maybe playing around with a few others, in auditions.

  • Gilda [F, 30s-40s]: Independent, careful, guilt-ridden, tough. Recently thrust into a leadership role in an impossible, unimaginable situation, and is doing her damnest to navigate it to the best of her ability. The Mission's Science Officer and "Second in Command."
  • Mattie [F, 20s]: Playful, quick (in wit and intellect), casual, youthful. Eats a lot of cereal. A mechanical engineer.
  • Clark [M, 20s-30s]: Obnoxious, overcompensating, sarcastic, loud. Actually quite frail underneath. The definition of "toxic masculinity." Has been known to masturbate in public spaces. A mathematician and computer scientist. Note: this character will likely need to speak in an English dialect.
  • Cole [any gender, 20s-40s]: Obsessive, thoughtful, quiet, brooding. A little socially awkward, probably due to their intellectual brilliance. A mathmetician and scientist.
  • Ray [M, 40s+]: Bitter, sentimental, agitated, lost. Past his prime, long before he should be. Grappling with urgent thoughts of suicide. The Mission's Captain. Note: this character may speak in an English dialect.

Show Summary:

On the dark, frigid wasteland of Pluto, a team of scientists and astronauts finds themselves marooned at the very edge of the solar system. With nothing to do but wait, the crew struggles to maintain their sanity as the very fabric of reality begins to unravel around them. Time itself becomes an inconsistent variable where hours, days, and years blend together in their untethered psyches.

Show Info:

  • Performance Dates - November 1–16, 2019
  • Performance Location - The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.
  • Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals aim to start mid September. Rehearsals will be held three to four nights per week. All rehearsals prior to tech week will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave., Watertown.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 and Tuesday, July 23rd at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.

The following half-hour audition slots are available:

  • Monday, 7/22 at 6:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 7/22 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 7/22 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 7/22 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 7/22 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 7/22 at 9:00pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 6:30pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday, 7/23 at 9:00pm (FULL)

To request an audition slot, please email your headshot and résumé and your top two preferred audition times to [email protected]. Slots will be limited to six performers each, though we will make every effort to accommodate your first choice. If necessary, other arrangements can be made with the director, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Actors should be prepared to read sides from the script (which will be emailed with audition scheduling confirmations). Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Saturday, July 27th in the afternoon.