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Actors Sought for Production of "Wit"

Santa Maria, CA, United States
ID: 245971Exp: 9/25/2023

The company is holding auditions for production of “Wit” and looking for performers, please see the details below. About the project: Wit” tells the story of Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English literature who specializes in the holy sonnets of John Donne. Her life takes a turn when she is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. As she undergoes rigorous treatment, she begins to reassess her life through the lens of the complex metaphysical poetry that she has spent her life studying. The play is a compelling blend of intellectual humor and emotional depth, as Vivian navigates her illness with biting wit and stoic bravery. It’s a stunning meditation on the importance of empathy, compassion, and the personal connections we make in life. Additional info: SHOW DATES: Saturday, November 11 – 7p Friday, November 17 – 7p Sunday, November 19 - 1:30p Auditions will include cold readings from the script - Rehearsals to run October 16 to November 10. Please be ready to list all conflicts from rehearsal start date until the run of the show.

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8 roles

Vivian BearingFemale48-52 y.o.All ethnicities

Vivian is a university professor of English Literature, with a specialization in seventeenth-century poetry. We find her in hospital, dying of ovarian cancer.

Harvey KelekianMale48-52 y.o.All ethnicities

The Chief of Medical Oncology at the hospital where Vivian is living her last days. Like his patient, he is 50. Also plays Vivian's father.

Jason PosnerMale26-30 y.o.All ethnicities

A clinical fellow in the Department of Medical Oncology. Now a student of Dr Kelekian, he was once a student of Dr Bearing's.

Susie MonahanFemale26-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Dr Bearing's primary nurse.

Dr E M AshfordFemale78-82 y.o.All ethnicities

Vivian's former college professor, a professor emerita of English Literature.

4 Lab TechniciansBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Medical StudentsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Code TeamBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities