The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Amanda Hallman

If you were unable to secure a timeslot to audition, we will have a Stand-By line available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. We cannot guarantee that we can see you, but we will try our best to fit you in. We hope to see you!


Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11, and 
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Callbacks by Invitation Only – Thursday, April 13, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Curtis Theatre

1 Civic Center Cir
 Brea, CA 92821


May 1, 2023 – June 11, 2023

Exact times TBD, Approximately 16 hours per week (excluding tech week)


Tech and Dress Week

June 12 – June 15, 2023



Friday, June 16, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25, 3:00 p.m.

Actors cast in the production will be financially compensated.
NOTE – All actors should be comfortable singing a capella. 

Set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists is the hilarious story of 4 fierce women, how they support one another, and how they cope with a revolution that, at best, does not include them, and, at worst, is coming for their heads. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. The heart of this theatrical journey is the relationships between these women and their unique messages of Liberté, Egalité, and Sororité.

Character Breakdown

  • CHARLOTTE CORDAY – 25, Formidable country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness.

  • MARIANNE ANGELLE – 30’s, Revolutionary Black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working for abolition. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.

  • MARIE-ANTOINETTE – 38, Fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Hilarious. Never had a real friend. 

  • OLYMPE de GOUGES – 38, Radical activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showwoman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure her personal freedom.

What to prepare for auditions: 

  1. Click here to sign up for an audition timeslot. 
  2. Fill out and submit this audition form.
  3. Email your headshot and resume to, or bring them with you to your audition.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. It can be either comedic or dramatic – whatever you think highlights you best. (If you do not have a monologue prepared, please select a favorite excerpt from a play and familiarize yourself with it. It does not need to be memorized. Just have fun with it!)


Callbacks will be by invitation only and you will be asked to read sides from the script and perform with other actors. 


NOTE – You will be measured for costumes, including shoes and wigs, at callbacks. 


Please email if you have any questions.