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AUDITIONS: THE CLIPPER – NWF 2020 Winner

Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2021
By Maryanne Melloan Woods

About the Play/Event

Director: Austin James
Run: Feb. 22 — Mar. 1, 2021

Synopsis
TITLE: THE CLIPPER

AUTHOR: Maryanne Melloan Woods

DIRECTOR: Austin James

RUN: Showing of the recorded reading on Saturday, March 27, 2021 with live Online Talkback afterward with the cast and director.

This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. 

AUDITION DATES:

Open Call: Video Submissions

Dates: Open Now till March 1st

REHEARSALS:

Online via Zoom: Wednesdays starting at 7pm.

There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals before the recording of the reading.  Actors will also be asked to take part in a live online talkback after the showing of the recording on Saturday, March 27, 2021

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

All Open Call Auditions will be by Video Submission.  

Please fill out an online audition form and send a PDF of the audition form, along with digital versions of your headshot and resume.

Your video should be of you performing the Monologue side provided for the character you are auditioning for.

Please upload your video to Google Drive, and then email the link, making sure you have enabled the setting to make the link available to all with the link.

CLIK HERE for Audition Materials (Audition Forms and Sides)

REMEMBER:

Please include in your email:

  • The Google Drive Link of your Video Submission with general sharing enabled.
  • The PDF of your Audition Form.
  • Digital Versions of your Headshot and Resume.

Email Audition Submissions to:

The Long Beach Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director Sean Gray at sean@lbplayhouse.org 

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL INFORMATION:  

This annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a stage reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back.

As it is a stage reading, there will only be 2-3 rehearsals, and actors will not need to memorize their scripts. 

ABOUT THE SHOW AND CAST BREAKDOWN:

THE CLIPPER 

By Maryanne Melloan Woods

DIRECTOR: Austin James

SHORT SYNOPSIS:

A baby shower, some wine and a garden of truths forces Joyce to decide if she will engage in her family or shrink from life altogether. With a granddaughter on the way and her Ex’s Wedding on the horizon, Joyce must choose… Safety or Truth.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

(NOTE:  All roles are open to any ethnicity expect for the role of HARRIS who is an African American character.)

KIM (F, Late 20s – 30s) Joyce’s daughter, pregnant. A slightly high strung mom to be. She believes her husband hung the moon, and is concerned she can’t be a good mother.

BRENDAN (M, Late 20s – 30s) Kim’s Husband, A NYC Newscaster. His arrogance and selfishness are only tempered by self preservation.

FINN  (M, Late teens – early 20s) Joyce’s son. Easy going and Smart but naive.

NEIL (M, 40s – 50s) Joyce’s Ex-husband, a High school principal. Not a big man, but a kind one. And a protective father.

SANDRA  (F, Late 30s – 40s) Neil’s new fiancée, A high school guidance councillor. Attractive. Tough but honestly sweet and trying to integrate into a tough family.

HARRIS (M 30s) African-American. Joyce’s Lover. A high school science teacher. Genuine and kind, if a bit too rational. “Spock-like”

LAURA (Late 20s – early 30s) Kim’s Friend. The peace keeper.

 

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