TilesWithTextv3_How to defend yourself.png


Outhouse is casting for our next show. Please see brief below.

If you are interested in auditioning, please send an EOI to jeremy@outhousetheatre.org 

PRODUCTION: How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla

DIRECTOR:  Claudia Barrie

PRODUCER: Outhouse Theatre Co

VENUE: Old Fitz Theatre


PRODUCTION DATES: 11 August- September 3

REHEARSAL DATES: Part time from late May/early June. 


SYNOPSIS: Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defence workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They learn to use their bodies as weapons. They learn to fend off attackers. They learn “not to be a victim.” The workshops become a channel for their rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma and desire – lots of desire.

 This blazing new play by writer, director, actor, and community builder, Liliana Padilla, explores the intersection of sex, community, and what it means to heal in a violent world. The play examines what one wants, how to ask for it, and the ways rape culture threatens one’s body and sense of belonging.


  • DIANA, 18, she/her/hers. Mexican-American. Freshman. Here for hard skills and for Mojdeh. 

  • MOJDEH, 18, she/her/hers. Iranian-American. Freshman. Here for friends and boys.

  • BRANDI, 21, she/her/hers. White. Senior, Sorority VP and a black belt in Karate. Perfect ponytails. Here to cover her tracks. 

  • KARA, 21 she/her/hers. Junior.  Any race. Here to get real. Closest to Karlie. 

  • NIKKI, 20, she/her/hers. Sophomore. Pulls in all her tentacles to disappear. Any race. Into comics, here to get stronger. 

  • ANDY, 21, he/him/his. White. Junior. He’s trying to be an ally, he’s really trying. Speaks like he texts, charming AF.

  • EGGO, 20, he/him/his. Wants to be loved, by anyone really. Junior, any race. Here to figure women out. 


  • This is an American play set in San Diego however a General American dialect will suffice for the audition 

  • When casting, we are seeking to create a true representation of the world in which the playwright has created. 

  • This will be a very physical production with a substantial amount of choreography. 

  • There may be additional opportunities for understudies to account for current Covid protocols