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Audition: Renegade Arts Co for Rent

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:22 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson 

COMPANY: Renegade Arts Company

Director/Choreographer: Dawn Ewen

Musical Director: Clare Wyatt 

Producer: Jim Buckshon 


Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.


Will be held at Renegade Studios, 3030 East Broadway

 Dates: Saturday Dec 2rd 10 am-6 pm and Callbacks Saturday Dec 9th,10am-6pm.

Please email, your resume and headshot. 

Email: renegadearts@outlook.com

*Please prepare two pop/rock songs (one uptempo and one ballad). Bring sheet music in the correct key and in a binder. Accompanist will be provided for you.

The callbacks will require you to dress appropriately for a movement/dance call.

Rehearsals will start last week of February (Three days a week; Monday (evenings), Wednesday (evenings), and Sunday (daytime); *Tech days March 26th27th and 28th

Renegade is an equal opportunity company and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds

Contact: For more information please direct emails to renegadearts@outlook.com


The Shop Theatre, 3030 East Broadway March 29th - April 14th 2018

This is a non-equity production.

Honorariums will apply. 


Mark Cohen
Tenor: G4 to A2
Mark is an aspiring filmmaker, and also acts as the show’s narrator. 

Mimi Márquez
Mezzo-Soprano: E5 to D#3/Eb3
Mimi is an exotic dancer who lives just downstairs from Mark and Roger.


Roger Davis


Tenor: A4 to F2

Roger is an aspiring rock musician who has been suffering from major writer’s block


Tom Collins


Baritone: A4 to F#2/Gb2

A college philosophy professor and outspoken gay activist, Collins is book-smart and soulful.


Angel Dumott Schunard


Tenor: A4 to C3

A drag queen and a talented drummer, Angel is a warm-hearted busker on the street.  


 Maureen Johnson


Mezzo-Soprano: F5 to C4 (middle C)

Maureen is a brazen, flirtatious, and provocative performance artist.


Joanne Jefferson


Mezzo-Soprano: E5 to G3

A Harvard Law graduate, Joanne is a highly successful lawyer.


Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III


Baritone: F#4/Gb4 to A#2/Bb2

Former roommate of Mark and Roger’s. Married into a wealthy family. 



Renegade Arts Company

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