Calling All Suckers
Fall is in the air. Leaves will soon be changing color and falling oh-so-dramatically to their death. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Wait, what?!? Yeah, that's right: Valentine's Day 2015 is a mere 150 days away, and that means we are looking for stories for our signature, powerhouse Valentine's Day specialty show Sucker for Love (SFL).
We'll be returning to the 9:30 Club (named the country's best large music club by none-other-than Rolling Stone Magazine) on February 14, 2015 -- potentially for two shows of 700 people each. (The early 7:00 pm show is guaranteed. If that sells out, 9:30 Club will annouce the 10:00 pm show, which is what happened last year.) So bring us your best true and original stories and sex. We want your heartaches, your obsessions, your romance, your secret desires, your relationships, your sexual preferences, and your epic fails of the heart. It’s a broad, almost-anything-goes topic. (Photo below: 9:30 Club, just as doors opened; taken by Alexander Morozov.)
We're looking for SFL stories to have a raw, richly vulnerable quality about them and to be about something that genuinely matters to you. Also, as always, the story must be true, follow a narrative arc, and involve a change, evolution, or pivot point. Note that we are only looking for people who have never been in SpeakeasyDC's Sucker for Love cast before and for stories that have never been performed in the DC area. Please also understand that we only want stories in the human-romantic-love zone too, because frankly, we don't care how much you love your cat, tarantula, or guinea pig. (Photo below: Sucker for Love cast 2014; taken by Alexander Morozov.) Watch last year's stories to get a better idea. (Videos by Kian McKellar/Key In Films).
There will be two auditions: Wednesday, Oct 22, and Tuesday, Nov 4 -- both starting at 7:00 pm at St. Stephen's Church. Your pitch must be submitted at least 24 hours before the audition date of your choice, so we can get back to you to confirm your slot. If you can make either date, we highly recommend doing the earlier one. For details and more, see the pitch form here.
Uncertain as to whether you’ll have a date for Valentine’s Day? Trust me, there’s no better way to spend it than performing on stage like a rock star at the 9:30 Club. And did I mention that this is a great way to take your storytelling game up a level, or even two, three, or eleven? If cast, you’ll be working with our veteran-but-still-not-jaded Director Stephanie Garibaldi and rookie-with-surprising-depth Assistant Director Mike Baireuther. (Photo below: 2014 cast member and first-time storyteller, Chancellor Gaffney performing his story of unrequited love; taken by Alexander Morozov.)