Cast For "Almost, Maine"/"Hand to God"/Other Play
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
This is a combined audition for three upcoming Staged Readings:
"Almost, Maine" - Performances: Jan. 15 and 22, 2017.
"The Vagina Monologues" - Performances: Feb. 3, 4, 5, 2017.
"Hand to God" - Performances: Feb. 19 and 26, 2017. Director TBA.
Our staged readings are exciting, high energy, almost fully staged productions. There will be a set, costumes, props, lights and sound effects, and the actors will move around just as they would in a fully staged production. The only difference is that the actors will be carrying the script. Our staged readings are not a line of actors sitting in a row of chairs just reading the script.
Presenting staged readings provides ours audiences and actors alike the opportunity to experience a collection of alternative theatre pieces that our busy production schedule would normally never accommodate. And at an extremely affordable price!
Staged Readings require an abbreviated time commitment for actors, with a greatly reduced rehearsal schedule.
"ALMOST, MAINE" by John Cariani
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
"ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism...witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy)." -The New York Times. "Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. AMOST, MAINE's charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you." - New York Daily News. "Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here-the show offers a sweetness and decency that's become rare at the theater. At this point, it's a welcome breath of fresh air." -New York Post.
Available Roles for "Almost, Maine": (Needed are 2-3 men and 2-3 women who will each play multiple parts.)
"The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler
The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a Vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it." Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry, The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them - and the audience witnessing them.
Available Roles for The Vagina Monologues:
3-6 women 20s-60s are needed. Flexible casting, possible multiple parts per actress.
"HAND TO GOD" by Robert Askins
After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and-most especially-his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
"The fearsome critter [Tyrone], who takes possession of a troubled teenager's left arm in Robert Askins' darkly delightful play really inspires goose bumps as he unleashes a reign of terror...But he's also flat-out hilarious, spewing forth acid comedy that will turn those goose bumps into guffaws." - The New York Times. "Furiously funny...Askins' most impressive talent is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying: death, depression, alcoholism, sexual guilt, emotional repression, religious hypocrisy and the eternal battle between your good puppet and your bad puppet." - Variety. "A scabrously funny scenario that steadily darkens into suspense and Grand Guignol horror, this fiery clash of the id, ego and superego is also an audacious commentary on the uses of faith, both to comfort and control us." - The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't know which I want to do more: Sing Hallelujah-or wash its dirty little mouth out with soap. Clearly a singular vision is at work here, with playwright Robert Askins venturing successfully into territory-satire-rich with potholes." -Deadline. "HAND TO GOD is so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it's bound to leave you sore from laughing. Ah, hurts so good." - New York Daily News.
Auditions for these three Black Box Staged Readings will consist of cold readings from the 3 scripts. Monologues are not required but will be allowed. Comedic or dramatic. 3-5 minutes. Memorized.
All ethnicities are welcome.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
1. A photo or headshot if you have one.
2. A resume or list of your theatre experience.
3. A complete list of potential conflicts (THIS IS A MUST.)