Bull has been cast. There are currently no upcoming auditions.


Hypnic Jerk Theatre is holding auditions for Bull by Mike Bartlett. 

Kari Steinbach, Director


7:00-9:00pm Thursday, March 15th; Shoreview Library, Community Program Room

1:00-3:00pm Saturday, March 17th, Shoreview Library, Small Conference Room

4560 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

No appointments required


Callbacks 3:30-5:00 pm, Saturday March 17th, Shoreview Library, Small Conference Room


Bull is a vicious comedy in which three people are called to a meeting with their boss. One of them is going to be fired. In the course of an hour, we see the nasty, brutish side of workplace politics as two candidates gang up on the other. Taking its name from the sport of bull fighting, Bull an allegorical deathmatch of bizarre power plays and one-upmanship. Bull explores our acceptance of the culture of cruelty and the idea of cruelty as entertainment.

Mike Bartlett says “Bull is about power; it’s about taking someone down. It’s a brutal piece of work. But hopefully still funny.”


Rehearsals period will include some weekend afternoons in April and most weeknights in May.

Performances are “pop-up, lights-on” style with one weekend in St. Paul (Element Boxing Gym; May 26 & 27 (and possibly Memorial Day evening, May 28) and one weekend in Minneapolis (the A-Mill Artists Loft Performance Space; May 31-June 3).


Audition options:

Please prepare one contemporary serious monologue of no more than 2 minutes


be prepared to read from the script


Please bring headshot/resume and be prepared to list your conflicts for the rehearsal period.


Thomas – a sweaty, sloppy, hapless, sad-sack, natural born victim (M) late 20s / mid 30s
Isobel – a steely, manipulative snake ( F) late 20s / mid 30s
Tony – a smooth, confident, cruel, shark in wolf's clothing ( M) 30s
Carter – the boss (M or F) 40 -  60


All ethnicities encouraged to audition. A stipend will be paid.

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