WINTER PLAY AUDITIONS

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Written by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Tyler Ryan

Wednesday, November 9
6 pm to 8 pm
PARC Studio, 70 Saltspring Drive
…Set in a quiet café, with an incessantly ringing cell phone, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man – with a lot of loose ends.  As the play unfolds, we witness the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world. 


CASTING

TWO men (30s to early 40s)

FOUR women (one 20s to 30s; two 30s to early 40s; one 60s or older). 

MUST REGISTER for auditions at SJCT Box Office; open Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 am to
4 pm and Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm.  Perusal scripts* and sides will be available with a $10 deposit.

*It is STRONGLY recommended you read the script before auditioning

PERFORMANCES for Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl will be held in the Gubelman Theatre February 17 through March 4, 2017.
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Audition Details


I encourage actors of all experience levels to audition.  I am looking for actors who arrive prepared, who demonstrate commitment and who are excited to work collaboratively.  These are values that can be shared by hobbyist as well as professional performers.  I hope our theatrical journey together will be one of learning, joy and hard work.

Tyler Ryan

Audition Sides (scene excerpts)

Please choose which character(s) you are auditioning for and become significantly familiar with your character’s sides (no need to have them memorized).  Printed sides will be available at the auditions.

*For actors interested in auditioning for “Jean” you may be asked to read from additional scenes beyond those listed.  But you only need to prepare for the two listed below (I will try to give you extra time at auditions to read through additional scenes before presenting them).

*For actors interested in “Dwight” or “Gordon” –it is very likely that I will ask you to read for both roles (even if you are primarily interested in only of them).

Jean

·         Beginning of 24 through mid 27 (“It’s so painful you have no idea”) With Mrs. Gottlieb.
           Mid 53 (“I wonder how long it will take before no one calls him again…”) through end of 56. With Dwight.

Gordon

·         Beginning of page 57 through mid 58 (“Is there no dignity?)
       Beginning of page 80 through top of 82 (“…hundreds of naked people washing their socks”) With Jean.

Dwight

·         Beginning of 33 through mid 37 (Mrs. Gottlieb: “…you’re going to be a very great comfort to me, Hermia”) With Jean, Gottlieb and Hermia.
       Mid 53 (“I wonder how long it will take before no one calls him again…”) through end of 56. With Jean.

Mrs. Gottlieb

·         Beginning of 24 through mid 27 (“It’s so painful you have no idea”) With Jean.
           Beginning of 33 through mid 37 (Mrs. Gottlieb: “…you’re going to be a very great comfort to me, Hermia”) With Jean, Dwight and Hermia.

Hermia

·         Beginning of 33 through mid 37 (Mrs. Gottlieb: “…you’re going to be a very great comfort to me, Hermia”) With Jean, Gottlieb and Hermia.
        Beginning of 67 through mid 68 (“You and I both know that Gordon had affairs”) With Jean.

Other Woman / Carlotta

·         Beginning of page 17 through bottom of page 19 (“That was disappointing. Oh well”). With Jean.
       Beginning of page 76 through mid 78 (“Hand over the phone or I will kill you.”) With Jean.

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