Casting Call: No Pants In Tucson (Workshop) 

The Anthropologists is seeking actors for a developmental workshop of our new devised play, No Pants In Tucson, a physical comedy about our country’s history of gender-oppressive laws. This workshop will take place in a Lab environment: over the course of five 4-hour sessions the ensemble will investigate research, explore themes and experiment with movement and choreography.


We are specifically seeking performers of color who are female-identifying, transgender women or non-binary. Actors should have experience or interest in devising and civic engagement through theatre and a physical theatre and/or dance background. Musical skills, multiple languages, and special or weird talents are a plus!


Lab rehearsals will take place in midtown Manhattan or Brooklyn between July 15-30. Performers must have weekday, daytime availability. All artists will be paid a small travel stipend.


We will host a two-hour workshop audition in midtown Manhattan on Friday, June 28, 11AM-1PM. To be considered, please submit your headshot and resume, along with a brief note of introduction by Thursday, June 27 at 5PM to


Set in a fictional landscape with real consequences, No Pants in Tucson is an absurd genre-bending comedy whose female inhabitants are forced to live their daily lives within a latticework of laws. Though this town may be imagined, it is governed by an assemblage of actual United States state laws. The Anthropologists’ newest play is propelled by America’s obsession with regulating the female body.


The Anthropologists is dedicated to the collaborative creation of investigative theatre that inspires action. Rooted in research and civic engagement and shaped by contemporary dance and physical theatre techniques, we're committed to exploring current social topics from an anthropological perspective in order to break down and unleash cultural discoveries. Recent projects include the critically acclaimed Artemisia’s Intent (Best Solo Drama, Frigid 2018), No Man’s Land, a play about white privilege and storytelling (2016, “Perhaps it’s exactly what theatremakers need to see right now,” Theater Is Easy) and This Sinking Island, a family inclusive play celebrating the courage of climate refugees and imagining the future of Manhattan (2018). Learn more about our methods and values, our Resident Artists and our upcoming projects. We are currently Artists in Residence at Access Theater.

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