Acting Submissions for Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Piper is accepting Acting Submissions for this summer’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Piper Theatre Productions, founded in 1999, presents annual Equity Showcase main stage productions with a focus on musical theater. Recent shows include Xanadu, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Sweeney Todd, and Psycho Beach Party. Free performances take place outdoors at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, 4th Avenue & 3rd Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

This year we will be presenting, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, by writers Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, with classic songs “It’s Raining Men,” “Go West,” “ I Love the Nightlife” and “True Colors.” Piper is seeking multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-talented artists to join our Main Stage company. We encourage performers of all identities to audition.

Piper Theatre Productions provides a supportive platform for theater artists, grounded in theater education. In addition to our Main Stage productions, more than 200 students ages 7-17 participate in our July youth theater programs.

Executive Producer: Kim Maier
Artistic Director: John P. McEneny
Stage Director: John P. McEneny
Music Director: Mark A. Galinovsky
Choreographer: Valerie Wright
Light Designer: Cody Richardson
Costume Designer: Madeline Wall

Each performer will receive a $500 stipend.

Please submit electronically to or Actors Access. Video submissions / links can also be sent to

If selected, you will be offered a five-minute interview time.

Please prepare a 1 -2 minute comedic monologue, and a 32-bar cut of a pop/rock or appropriate musical theatre song.

Audition Dates
Friday April 7 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
CAP 21 – Studio 604
18 W 18th St #6, New York, NY 10011

Saturday April 8 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ripley Grier Studio – Studio 16 H
520 Eighth Avenue (Between 36th & 37th Street), 16th Floor New York, NY 10018-4176

Sunday April 9 Call Backs 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Session 1 / 3:00 – 4:30 pm Session 2 Ripley Grier Studio – Studio 17A
520 Eighth Avenue (Between 36th & 37th Street), 16th Floor New York, NY 10018-4176

Rehearsal Schedule
Brooklyn Center Stage Dance Studio
Mon June 12 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Tue June 13 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Wed June 14 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Thu June 15 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Fri June 16 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Sun June 18 9:00 am to 3 pm
Mon June 19 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Tue June 20 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Wed June 21 6:00 to 10:00 pm South Oxford Space Studio G
Thu June 22 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at BAX Studio B
Fri June 23 6:00 to 10:00 pm South Oxford Space Studio G
Mon June 26 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at BAX Studio A
Tue June 27 6:30 to 10:30 pm South Oxford Space Studio G
Wed June 28 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at BAX Studio
A Thu June 29 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm Old Stone House (OSH)
Sat July 1 Sitzprobe am / Reh in afternoon.
Sun July 2 First Tech – OSH
Mon July 3 Second Tech – Evening Only OSH
Tue July 4 OFF
Wed July 5 Dress OSH

Performance Schedule
Thu July 6 Opening Night
July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8:30 pm

All Performances are at the Old Stone House in Washington Park, Brooklyn.

There is a publicity event at the Old Stone House on Saturday, June 3rd Time TBA and Brooklyn Pride on Saturday June 10th Time TBA

Character Breakdown

Bernadette Bassenger M / F Lead Baritone
40s – 50s Trans woman and former drag queen.

Anthony “Tick” Belrose Male Lead Baritone
30’s Drag Queen. Father to Benji.

Adam Whitely Male Lead Tenor
20’s Drag Queen.

Bob Male Supporting Bass
Mechanic who falls in love with Bernadette.

Marion Female Supporting Spoken
Former wife to Tick. Mother to Benji.

Cynthia / Female Ens Female Supporting Spoken
Wife to Bob.

Miss Understanding / Male Ens Male Supporting Baritone
An experienced Drag Queen

Benji Male Supporting
12 year old son of Tick

Frank / Male Ens Male Supporting
Frank is a miner in Coober Ped

Shirley / Female Ens Female Supporting
A tough waitress.

The Divas (3) Female Supporting Soprano
Ages 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s Mezzo /Soprano