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"Whose Life is it Anyway?" Stage Play Seeking Cast

Tampa, FL, United States
ID: 229722Exp: 6/11/2023

Open auditions for mainstage production of "Whose Life is it Anyway?". In need of cast. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: A brilliant battle of wits takes place in this extraordinary play. Claire Harrison, a successful sculptor, is paralyzed in a car accident and kept alive by support systems in a hospital. Outwardly, she’s cheerful and often very funny, but she’s overwhelmed by the fact that she has lost control of her own life. As the play begins, she is coming to the decision that if she can’t live as a woman, she doesn’t want to exist as a medical achievement. Her physician, however, is utterly determined to preserve Claire’s life, regardless of its quality. Finally despite the pleas of the doctors and her involved nurse, Claire invokes the law of habeas corpus and a judge joins the battle to determine “Whose Life Is It Anyway?“ Rate: This is a non-paid performing opportunity. Additional info: PRODUCTION DATES: August 18th - 26th, 2023 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. TECH WEEK: Sunday August 13th - Thursday August 17th, 2023 Performers and some production volunteers MUST be available for all tech week rehearsals and all performances. There are no exceptions! Rehearsals: There will be approximately 20 rehearsals for this production, plus tech week and performances. The exact rehearsal schedule is to be determined, but rehearsals are usually 1-2 weekday nights per week, from approximately 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is the possibility of some Sunday evening rehearsals and some weekend daytime rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule intensifies as opening night draws closer. Tech week rehearsals can run later into the evening. No experience is necessary. All roles are open. All are welcome and encouraged to audition, regardless of prior experience, ethnicity, disability or identity. PERFORMERS - WHAT TO PREPARE: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. These will be provided on the day of auditions. Actors trying for the role of Claire may be asked to perform additional exercises. When applying, please include your information.

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13 roles

Claire HarrisonBoth genders26-44 y.o.All ethnicities

(F Presenting) – the patient, a sculptor paralyzed from the neck down due to an automobile accident. Note: Actor will need the ability to remain still in bed and act with face and head only for the full length of the play.

Dr. David ScottBoth genders26-44 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting) Claire’s attending doctor: professional and skilled doctor who has his beliefs challenged by the case.

Nurse AndersonBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(F Presenting) 30+. Ward Nurse Supervisor: by the book, firm, pleasant, but does not show emotion.

Dr. Michael EmersonBoth genders40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting) 40+. Medical Director: dedicated to the job, will do all within his power for patients under his care.

Mary Jo SadlerBoth genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(F Presenting). Student Nurse: friendly, outgoing, under pressure to be more like the senior nurses in treating patients.

JohnBoth genders20-34 y.o.African-American

(M Presenting) Orderly: Friendly, outgoing, sees patients as human beings regardless of their condition.

Mrs. Louise BoyleBoth genders26-44 y.o.All ethnicities

(F Presenting). Social Worker: Helpful, outgoing, always trying to do the best for patients but follows hospital guidelines.

Margaret HillBoth genders26-44 y.o.All ethnicities

(F Presenting). Claire’s Attorney: Brought in by Claire to represent her against the hospital actions.

Dr. Paul JacobsBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting) (30+). Consultant Psychologist: Hospital Psychologist brought in to support the hospital case.

Peter KershawBoth genders25-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting), (25+). Ms. Hill’s Partner: The lawyer that represents Claire in front of the judge.

Dr. Robert BarrBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting), (30+). Consultant Psychologist: Psychologist brought in to support the hospital case.

Andrew EdenBoth genders30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(M Presenting), (30+). Hospital’s Attorney: The lawyer that represents the hospital in front of the judge.

Judge WylerBoth genders40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

40+. Judge: The judge in Claire’s case. Fair person with some humor.