Audition Information

West Des Moines, IA – Tallgrass Theatre Company (TTC) announces auditions for our 2nd show of the season, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Megan Helmers. The auditions will take place on Sunday December 12th and Monday December 13th at 7:30pm at 2019 Grand Ave, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA. 

Details – The Revolutionists: A Comedy, A Quartet, A revolutionary Dream Fugue, A True Story by Lauren Gunderson is a play about four beautiful, badass women that lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Show Dates: Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm February 4th – 20th, 2022

Roles Available – 4 Women: CHARACTER BREAKDOWN 

  • Olympe de Gouges (38) Badass activist playwright and feminist. 
  • Charlotte Corday (25) Badass country girl and assassin. 
  • Marie-Antoinette (38) Less badass former queen of France. 
  • Marianne Angelle (30s) A badass Black woman in Paris. A free woman from the Caribbean. A spy.

A note about character ages – The ages noted in character descriptions are the actual ages of the real women at the time the play is set, not a casting requirement.