Audition Notice: Proof
Callbacks: November 22nd 7:00 pm
Show dates: January 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, & 21st
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm
"Proof," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning show from David Auburn, begins on the eve of Catherine's twenty-fifth birthday. She is a troubled young woman, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician in their Chicago home. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions and allure of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness-or genius-will she inherit?
"Proof" focuses on how family draws us together and pushes us apart, and discusses the stigma around mental illness in a real and honest way.
Audition Info: Sides will be provided at auditions. A general knowledge of the play and characters is recommended.
Robert (40s-60s) - A recently deceased mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine's imagination and in flashbacks.
Harold (Hal) Dobbs (Mid 20s) - One of Robert's last Ph.D. students during the one year his idol and mentor's illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work. Develops a romantic relationship with Catherine.
Disclaimer: Casting360 is not a talent agency, employer or a talent scout; the site is only a venue. Casting360 does not promise or facilitate employment. The number of casting calls available varies by location, roles available and the level of experience required. As with any business, results may vary, and will be based on individual capacity, experience, expertise, and level of desire. There are no guarantees concerning the level of income the user may experience.