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Talents Needed for "On This Day"

United StatesID: 217410Exp: 2/20/2023

Seeking actors for a paid 29 hour reading of ON THIS DAY in NYC. Tentative dates 03/20/23 - 03/24/23 with a full production in the fall of 2023. ON THIS DAY is a new play exploring the pandemonium of an American family following the unexpected arrival of a stranger on their doorstep. Singing is a plus, but not required, for all 4 roles. The play is a period piece taking place in the 18th century but featuring contemporary text. Please submit headshot, resume, a short contemporary monologue, and a short singing cut (optional) to the link below. Callbacks (with provided sides) 02/22/23 - 02/25/23 via Zoom or in person in NYC if local. Staged Reading Code ($1000 Stipend) Travel and housing provided for out of town hires.

Tara Jones
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4 roles

AmeliaFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

AMELIA (seeking actor 18 to play 14): Female identifying. Naively committed to her idea of a perfect family. Unaware of her mother's past. Peppy and upbeat, though she can be vulnerable in private with her sister.

SarahFemale18-29 y.o.All ethnicities

SARAH (early 20's): female identifying. College educated and wants everyone to know it. Weary of her mother and protective of her sister. Starting to suspect there is more to her family history than she has been told. *This role currently has a brief moment of scripted nudity but the team is open. The moment is extremely helpful but not integral to the storytelling. There will be a closed session with the director, intimacy director, PSM, and actress for everyone's safety and comfort.

NoraFemale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

NORA (mid 40's):Female identifying. Became a mother before she was ready and resents Sarah for it. Loves her family but is counting down the days until she can continue the life she put on hold.

The StrangerFemale18-49 y.o.All ethnicities

THE STRANGER (any age): Female identifying. Arrives on the family's doorstep one afternoon with a suitcase and a note. Dark and broody, though not seemingly dangerous. Has an air of familiarity with Nora and an instant connection with Sarah.