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Performers Sought for Staged Readings of One-Act Plays

Berkeley, CA, United StatesID: 198406Exp: 10/10/2022
Category:Theater
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The company is casting actors for staged readings of three one-acts. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: "Poof!" Lynn Nottage Samuel has raised his voice at--and hand to--Loureen many times in the past. But this time, before her shocked eyes, he literally explodes mid-yell—poof!—his ashes falling into a pile on the floor, eyeglasses on top like a cherry. Loureen and her neighbor and good friend, Florence, debate what the hell to do next. From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, written when she was only 25, Poof! balances themes of domestic abuse and friendship in a way that’s funny and touching. Appx. 20 minutes. "The Killing" William Inge Mac picks up Huey, a casual hustler, at a bar. But when they arrive at his home, Mac stuns Huey by revealing that he doesn’t want sex. He wants a very different kind of intimacy: assistance with his suicide. This play explores themes of loneliness, despair, and religious guilt. Warning: a gun does what guns do. Appx. 20 minutes. "Our Man in Madras" Gert Hoffman Madras has suffered a catastrophic environmental event, and Bob, a contractor assigned to the area by a multinational corporation, is hiding in a cellar, hands burning, left ear gone, wife dead. Know who really doesn’t GAF? Mr. Sieg, who, in an increasingly unhinged phone call, threatens to fire Bob if he doesn’t work on his performance. The story exposes mind-bending corporate callousness in the face of disaster. Appx. 15 minutes. Rate: Stipend to defray expenses costs provided. Non-AEA. Additional info: Rehearsals will be between October 10 and November 17, with performances in the evenings of November 18 and 19, with a Sunday matinee November 20th. Up to 20 hours directed rehearsing (max 6 rehearsals), 4-8 hours of independent rehearsing will be required. If you are interested, please apply.

6 roles

LoureenMale30-49 y.o.African-American

"Poof!" Lynn Nottage

FlorenceFemale30-49 y.o.African-American

"Poof!" Lynn Nottage

HueyMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Killing" William Inge

MacMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Killing" William Inge

Mr. SiegBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"Our Man in Madras"

JaneBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"Our Man in Madras"