Audition for our next show!

We had so much fun with our last theatre piece in January, NIGHT SWEATS, we thought “What the heck? Let’s do another one of these theatre-y things in this new art-y space thing we run!”

EMP Collective is proudly presenting their second theatre piece of 2012: A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits by playwright C. Denby Swanson, directed by Elissa Goetschius.

In 1726, Mary Toft was an English peasant who took a hold of the scientific community by reportedly giving birth to rabbits after unsuccessfully chasing one in the fields for supper. In 2012, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits plunges into the world of Mare, a dreamy young woman who agrees to be the surrogate for the infertile sister’s child.

All goes according to protocol until Mare gives birth to a rabbit instead. . . with 24 more to follow.

Led by The Stork himself, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits explores infertility, creation, science, and the imagination.

EMP is currently casting for the following roles:


THE STORK – (Yes, that one.) Our narrator.

MARE – A pregnant woman. Imaginative, dreamy.

JOE – The father, Kitty’s husband.

KITTY – Her sister. Desperately wants a child.

CAL – A woman born from a calcified egg, now a nurse

RAT FATHER – Self-explanatory.

RABBIT BABY (one of many) – puppeteer

JOHN HOWARD – A Man-Midwife – puppet experience a plus

NATHANAEL ST ANDRE – A dancing instructor and Surgeon of the Royal Household – puppet experience a plus

SIR RICHARD MANNINGHAM – A physician – puppet experience a plus

3/11, 3/12 6pm – 8:30pm, EMP
3/13 6pm-8:30, TBA Washington, D.C.
Callbacks 3/15 6pm – 8:30pm, EMP

Bring a current headshot, resume, and availability for March – June 2012. Auditions will be comprised of sides provided.

Email with headshot and resume to reserve a slot.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at EMP: 306 W Redwood Street, Baltimore