The Pink Unicorn is an award-winning solo theatre piece that tells the story of a single mother, living in a small Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage daughter announces she is gender queer. The audience is brought along on the mother’s hilarious and heartfelt journey of acceptance as she joins her child’s fight to start a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
Grandstreet’s production will be an exciting opportunity to simultaneously offer live performances at the theater alongside digital performances online. Join us as we embark on new ways of theatrical storytelling that are better suited to our current health restrictions.
What’s different about this project?
A light and flexible rehearsal process!
Rehearsals will begin online, allowing for safety and flexibility!
The Pink Unicorn will be presented as a staged reading, requiring little to no memorization!
Rehearsals will be limited to only once or twice a week!
With potentially 4 actresses playing the role, each performer may only be expected to do one show a week!
The Pink Unicorn
By: Elise Forier Edie
Director: Sarah Butts
Stage Manager: Cayla Clark
Thursday, January 28th – Sunday, February 14th
(Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm / Sunday matinees at 2:30pm)
We are considering casting 4 actresses in this role, meaning each actress would only be expected to perform 1 show a week!
We are only accepting audition submissions via video. Audition Videos must be received by Monday, November 30th at 7:00PM in order to be considered for casting. Please follow these guidelines when preparing and submitting your audition video:
Record yourself performing one of the monologues included in the Audition Packet
You are not required to memorize your audition monologue
Please introduce yourself at the beginning of your video
Use a well lit room so we can clearly see your face
Email your audition video to [email protected] by 7:00pm on November 30th
Include your completed Audition Form as an attachment with your audition video email
Rehearsals are scheduled to begin the week of December 7th. Rehearsals will begin via Zoom and each performer will only be expected to rehearse once or twice a week.
Those who audition must submit The Pink Unicorn Audition Form as an attachment with your audition video email. Forms can be downloaded here:
This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process.
What to Prepare
Those who plan to audition should have The Pink Unicorn Audition Packet. Packets can be downloaded here:
The audition packet will have more instructions about what to prepare for the audition.
Seeking the Following Role
Trisha Lee – a middle aged single mother in a small southern town. She is a fiercely loving and dedicated mom who has never had a reason to question her conservative religious upbringing until her daughter comes out as gender queer. Though she struggles to make ends meet, she has a charming and comedic sensibility, a positive attitude and an open heart. She is a courageous champion for her child, in spite of her own struggle with the news and the aggressive pushback and pressure from her community.
For questions or more information, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]