Seahorse Auditions

Seeking Equity actors for online workshop and reading of SEAHORSE, a one-act play by J.C. Pankratz. Directed by Alicia Grosso.

Guest Artist Contract available: $365 plus $50 for one-week engagement, plus $25 per Media Agreement, plus pension and health.

Online callbacks from 2pm-5pm, Saturday, March 12. Callbacks will be set by appointment and do not require actor availability for all 3 hours.

Online rehearsal, April 4-5, 5:30 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time; April 7-8, 5:30 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time.

Online archive taping with invited audience, April 9, 5:00 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time.


Reuben is a trans man continuing his attempts to conceive a child after the death of his husband. In processing his grief and hope, Reuben turns his insemination endeavors into moments of self-recognition by donning different costumes and persona for each try. (Juliet, Zeus, and St. Francis all make appearances.) Instead of a funerary parade, this one-act play seeks the purpose of life for the living, for the dead, and for the not-yet-arrived.


NOTE: You may audition for both roles in the reading.

REUBEN: a trans man with a very genderfluid heart. Seeking an actor to play a trans man in his thirties who has stopped taking hormones and is trying to conceive a child. Also plays their cisgender husband, FRANCIS, also in his thirties.

To audition for this role, please submit yourself reading this side (PDF) AND one 40-60 second excerpt from any Shakespeare play, any role of your choosing.

NARRATOR: (any adult age), trans or non-binary. They supply setting, stage directions, and dramatic intention. Seeking an actor with both a reassuring presence and excellent energy.

To audition for this role, please submit yourself performing the text in both side one and side two (PDF).

Video submissions should be framed in ¾ (head to knees) and must be emailed no later than 7PM ET on Thursday, March 10. 2022. Please slate your video and include a resume and headshot when submitting to

Synecdoche Works is dedicated to wide representation of ethnicity, gender, body type, and diverse physical abilities in our workshops and readings. Actors from the full spectrum of races (including those of multi-racial heritage), and those who are gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderfluid, or genderqueer are encouraged to submit to all our projects.