Please submit headshots and resumes to: GoodTheatreCompany@gmail.com. Seeking actors for Asleep, a second reading of the premier work by new playwright, Rob Grippa. The first reading was held at Don’t Tell Mama in July of 2008 to a sold-out crowd. Auditions and rehearsals will be held in NYC over the next 4 weeks. Please see the breakdown below for the roles currently being cast. Auditions are by invite only. If interested, please email a recent picture/resume and include your age range. If being considered, you will be contacted for an audition. There is no pay for this reading, although a stipend may be offered pending audience attendance. If chosen to stay with the show, pay may be offered for future productions. Tentative Reading Date: Saturday, January 9th @ 4PM, Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, NY.
Synopsis: Asleep is the story of a 17-year-old boy struggling to retain the life he almost didn’t have and of the mother who just can’t escape her past on account of him. After being forced to spend the summer with his grandmother, Sam Robinson, finds the father he never had in a local priest. Through meetings with this priest, Sam begins to feel whole for the first time. What Sam doesn’t realize is that everything is about to unravel and his life will be changed forever. Even with the support of a best friend back home, a girl he can’t seem to forget and a mother fighting for her dignity, Sam wonders if he will ever claim his right to life here on Earth. Written & Directed by Rob Grippa. No Pay.
SAM ROBINSON – 17, modestly handsome, awkward but normal, comes from a broken home, intimidated by girls but wants to know what love feels like. Sam has never felt like he had a fair shot at life and very little can change that for him. He finds it too difficult to accept the truth and grow as a person on account of it. (Looking for 18-22 to play 17.)
FR. ROB – 34, attractive, football player in high school but has put on a few pounds over the years, confident yet gentle. Although he is comfortable with his new life, he has a secret past from which he clearly never recovered. After Sam comes into his life, he finds it harder and harder to escape all that he left behind and yearns for the path his life should have taken. (Looking for 25 – 40 to play 34.)
LOUISE ROBINSON – 65, possibly heavyset, very old-fashioned, prejudiced, doesn’t understand technology or children who rely on it, outlandish and ridiculous in nature, pushes her opinions on the world. She longs for the days life was easy and her daughter was still the decent person whom she raised. It her goal to bring her family back together and recover life as it was, or as she sees it. Must be very funny, but also sincere. (Looking for 40 – 70 to play 65.)
ALEX – 17. Everything out of his mouth is either sexual, inappropriate, off-color, obnoxious, a lie or more often than not, all of the above. He is Sam’s best friend and would do anything to mock him to his face, but anything to defend him behind his back. He relies on Sam, because nobody else can deal with him long enough to be considered a friend. Even though he talks all trash, he is a hopeless romantic deep down which comes out through some tender moments with Jayme. Must be very funny and willing to take risks. (Looking for 18-22 to play 17.)
JAYME WALSH – 17, smart, independent. She could be considered hot, but chooses to dress conservatively. Jayme is a very normal teenage girl who has ambitions of going to college, making her own money and having fun. She’s not intimidated by boys in the least and could have her fair share, but is too prudish to allow herself. She’s had a crush on Sam since 1st grade, but knows things will never get anywhere with him. Even though she tries to move on, she is never able to put him out of the picture. It is a wonder she hangs out with Alex and Sam at all, except for the fact that she is a deeply caring person that can’t easily give up on others. (Looking for 18-25 to play 17.)
(NEW) Duets, NJ
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 & Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Smiling Rhino Theatre 247 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442, 973-248-9491. www.smilingrhinotheatre.com. Please bring a headshot & resume. Prepare a song in your vocal range (please bring sheet music). Be prepared to read sides. Those interested in dance, there will be a dance audition as well.