Play Reading Festival Auditions

June 25th from 6-7pm
The Players Centre for Performing Arts
838 N Tamiami Trail

Please bring a memorized one-minute monologue.

The following brand new shows will be read in readers-style theatre the week of July 23-27, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Players Backstage Theatre:

“Wonder of Our Stage” by Monica Cross

“Polys” by Dylan Jones

“Murder and Worse” by Larry Parr

“Something Love Can’t Fix” by Ron Pantello

“Joshie” by Jalex Scott

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Cast Breakdowns:

WONDER OF OUR STAGE
AUTOMATION: A creation made from the perfect combination of English oak, the philosopher’s stone, and the touch of the divinely chosen monarch.
QUEEN ELIZABETH I :An aging Monarch. Stern and stately.
JOHN DEE: Mathematician, Astrologer, Alchemist, Necromancer.
CUTHBERT BURBAGE: The money guy.
RICHARD BURBAGE: The actor. Slightly younger. Brother to Cuthbert.

POLYS
ARIA – female (cis-bi), 18-22, studying Music at New College of Florida; hippie mentality, initially dating Kyle. Secretive, bi-polar, very smart and shrewd. Sometimes doesn’t practice what she preaches.
KYLE – male (cis-het), 18-22, studying Literature at New College; conservative (Republican, in fact), initially dating Aria. Opinionated, eager, passionate, smart but gullible. Thinks he can fix everything (he can’t).
LOTTE – female (cis-bi), 18-22, studying Mathematics at New College; athletic, initially dating Tim. Curious, manic, feisty, organized, bubbly personality, but naive. Initiates the polyamorous group.
TIM – male (cis-het), 18-22, studying Astronomy at New College; a bit prudish, initially dating Lotte. Tall and awkward, gentle giant-type, reluctant and quiet but fiercely loyal. Joins the group in order not to lose Lotte.
SIMONE – female (cis-questioning), 18-22, studying Art, then Art History at New College; depressed, initially dating no one. Mousy, loner, quiet but then explosive in the next minute, drifting, looking for purpose. Winds up with the four original Polys through unfortunate circumstances.
PROFESSOR – male, 40s-50s, benevolent, nurturing, but professionally distant; unseen, voice only (will be visible for the reading)
COUNSELOR – female, 30s-40s, gentle, compassionate, listens but tries not to force the issue; unseen, voice only (will be visible for the reading)
NARRATOR – any gender, any age, reads stage directions, etc.

MURDER…AND WORSE!
BOB EATON: 40+
MRS. HIGGINS: 60+ A little batty.
JIMMY: 30+ Handsome and fit.
CHERYL: 30ish.
MIKE STUBOVITCZ: 30+. A rugged cop.

JOSHIE
JOSHIE ALLEN: 12 years old. A kid who was forced to grow up too fast. Imposes rules and expectations upon himself. Loves school almost as much as he loves his parents. Joshie has issues dealing with his stress and anxiety.
BRANDON ALLEN: 29 years old. Joshie’s father. A comic book artist who loves his family. He wants to take care of his family, but doesn’t want to become a “sell-out” when it comes to his art. Brandon is having issues with the fact that he’s turning 30, but still feels young at heart.
MOLLIE ALLEN: 28 years old. Joshie’s mother. An editor at a publishing company. She got pregnant very young and has had a rough time getting to where she is. She is desperately in love with her husband and son, and wants nothing more than to be supportive towards them.
GEORGE HELLER: Early/mid 20s. The neighbor. A party animal who spends every day waiting for the night to begin. He values fun over anything else in life.
KAREN HELLER: Early/mid 20s. George’s wife. Karen is quick to feel before she thinks. And she lets those feelings make her decisions for her.
TAMMIE HAMMIL: Early 50s. Brandon’s mother. Tammie believes that children should be raised with structure and rules. She is experienced and believes that experience makes her wiser. She has had a chance to accumulate wealth and power, but has found that her life is empty regardless.
CYNTHIA CAROL: Mid-30s. Another neighbor. Cynthia is a pro at seperating her work persona from her social persona. She is very flirtatious and enjoys chasing other women’s husbands.