Auditions

Upcoming Auditions:

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“Playwrights Playground” Auditions

Produced by Rebecca Cook

AUDITIONS ARE AT Stage Left Theater, 108 W 3rd Ave, SPOKANE, WA
7:00 PM September 17, 2018

Show Info:
Stage Left Theater Runs: October 26-28

We are in search of men to represent ages 20-80, women to represent 16-93, as well as some non-specific roles. All ethnicities and genders welcome.

No preparation required – cold readings.

Actors MUST be available:
October 25, for Final Dress (evening)
Performances Oct. 26 & 27 (evening) and Oct. 28 (matinee)

Directors include Rebecca Cook, Toni Cummins, Adrienne Dellwo, Ron Ford, Juan Mas, Gavin Reasor, and Kim Roberts.

Each play is presented in traditional reader’s theater format with no props or costumes, on a mostly bare stage with minimal blocking. This popular festival offers a variety of plays and opportunities for experienced and novice actors. Plays usually rehearse 3-4 times (once a week) before full dress/tech rehearsal on October 25, and are mostly in the evenings Mon-Thurs. Rehearsal schedules are not determined until the shows are cast after auditions. Some actors may be offered roles in multiple plays. All participants are volunteers.

Plays are not currently available for perusal, but will be made available if you are selected. Stage Left prides itself on pushing boundaries and did not restrict the playwright’s use of strong language or any topics, so some plays may be controversial in nature or contain strong language and adult content.

If you have any questions, please email festival producer Rebecca Cook at racook321@gmail.com.

If you are NOT able to attend auditions, but would still like to be considered, please fill out this form:

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“Daisy” Auditions

September 18 & 19, 2018 at  6PM
At Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224

Directed by Chris Hansen
Performances: November 16-December 2, 2018

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Actors will sign up for a 5-minute slot when they arrive. You will have the choice of performing one or two 1-minute contemporary monologues or a provided side for one of the characters below. Be prepared to give calendar information of conflicts all the way through performances.

Synopsis:
It’s the fall of 1964. Bloody turmoil over civil rights is spilling onto the streets. A fearful ideology is growing from the conservative right. The threat of nuclear war is palpable. And a little skirmish in the far-off nation of Vietnam just won’t go away. With a presidential election looming, a group of ‘ad-men’ working for Lyndon Johnson unleash the most devastating political commercial ever conceived, the “Daisy ad.” Based on true events, DAISY explores the moment in television history that launched the age of negative advertising, and forever changed how we elect our leaders. War was the objective. Peace was the bait. Everyone got duped

Characters:
LOUISE BROWN: Late 30s. A copywriter with the advertising firm of Doyle Dane Bernbach. Louise is unmarried. She is very well respected by her boss and appears set for upward mobility in the firm. Louise has high moral standards which motivate her. She is a woman in a man’s world and has built behavior to cope with that.

TONY SCHWARTZ: Early 40s. A sound archivist, independent media specialist, and agoraphobe. Tony is married. He is undeniably odd, highly intelligent, a “know-it-all” kind of specialist. He cuts right to the heart of a matter without mincing words. His agoraphobia is an outward manifestation of his anxiety filled angst.

CLIFFORD LEWIS: Early 30s. African American. A White House lawyer. Clifford is young and eager but he attempts to prove his professionalism with a humorless, authoritative assertiveness. He approaches things in a “businesslike” way although we see the emotional underpinnings at times.

BILL BERNBACH: Early 50s. The creative director of the firm that bears his name. Bill is the man who built the company and clearly a leader. He is well thought of by his staff who describe him as “formidable”.

SID MYERS: Mid 30s. An art director with Doyle Dane Bernbach. Sid is married with children. He is somewhat threatened by Louise and reveals an attitude towards women along the lines of “keep them barefoot and pregnant” and out of the business world. He is often sarcastic and negative.

AARON ERLICH: Early 40s. A television producer with Doyle Dane Bernbach. Television and the impact it can make are Aaron’s concerns. He is a bundle of psychoses including paranoia, anxiety and over-exaggeration. Aaron always wears dark-tinted glasses. Why? is an interesting question.

 

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