by Filigree Theatre

Feb. 02 - Feb. 12 (2022)

A modern meditation on the Icarus tale, LIFTED is part absurdist family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. In an environmentally ravaged near-future, birds have returned from their recent extinction to carry a teenage boy off into the sky. Is it an act of salvation or a declaration of war?  As the avian abduction sends ripples through the city, then the country, then the world, his twin brother, father, and girlfriend (Ria) have to turn to each other for meaning.

Casting female-identifying actor for world premiere of LIFTED by Charlie Thurston for the spring show of The Filigree Theatre's third season (production postponed from April 2020) 

Elizabeth V. Newman, Producing Artistic Director (Director) 

Role to be Cast: 

 Ria: 'Sixteen years old.  A POC.' Please Note: Must be at least 18 years of age, playing 16.

Other characters were cast for the postponed 2020 production.


Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations:

Rehearsals Mid- February - April 1st

Tech week April 2 - April 6

Performance runs April 7-17, 2022 (Thursdays - Sundays) in Austin, TX

Performance Location:  

All the Sudden 906 Koerner Ln, Austin, TX 78721 (outdoors)

Rehearsals will likewise be held outdoors.

Mostly weekend daytime and Thursday evenings prior to tech week.

Full rehearsal schedule and covid protocols will be provided prior to Callbacks.



Please submit headshot and resume to: along with your email & phone number.

You will receive your audition sides via email.  

Once you receive your audition sides, please submit self tape to within 72 hours of receipt of sides.  Callbacks (via Zoom) will be held by appointment prior to Feb 15th. 

Compensation & Union Contract Details: (Non-Union)  Stipend


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