Auditions for Bar Plays 2.0
The show goes up Tue/Wed 8pm Nov 15-16 at Cary’s Fortnight Brewing. There will be 6 short plays (all written by NC playwrights) directed by several people, and admission will be by donation.
“Come grab a drink at your local bar and watch a variety of plays unfold right before your eyes! Some will be over before you finish your drink; others will have you calling for another round. All are guaranteed to leave you buzzed.”
BP2 auditions will occur on:
- Sun, Oct 2nd 2:00 – 4:00pm, Cary Arts Center – Paul Cooper rm
- Mon, Oct 3rd 7:00 – 9:00pm, Cary Arts Center – U40 rm
- You need attend only one (there will be no callbacks), but you need to be 18+ years old.
- Arriving early to sign up and fill out a form and conflict calendar is appreciated (bring your calendar!). Be very honest about your conflicts; we reserve the right to replace casted actors if significant new conflicts come up later.
- If possible, please come prepared with a monologue (great if you have one but not necessary) and be ready to read sides from the scripts (links to script excerpts are below).
- The full scripts are now available at the Cary Arts Center ‘conference room’ (floor 2 – top of stairs, behind the CPF sign in the bookcases) for you to read there (but not take out of the bldg). Ask for help at the desk if the room is locked or occupied.
- Resume and headshot are a plus but not required.
- You may be requested to read alongside other people auditioning so we can get a sense of chemistry.
- There are no appointment slots – if you must come late, try to get there by 45 minutes in.
Some rehearsals will occur at Fortnight, the rest in Cary or surrounding areas, they will be scheduled around cast and director’s calendars for each script. Dress rehearsal on November 13th evening (no conflicts). Oh, and actors will memorize lines, this isn’t a ‘reading’.
We are casting a wide range of parts for the following shows:
- No ID Check (Ken Walsh) side – A new ID law causes a headache for the staff at a bar. (2 parts) – Directed by Greg Guiliano
- How I Wonder What You Are (Laura Arwood) side – A people-watcher in a bar tries to figure out a stranger’s story. (1 woman under forty, 2 women over 40) – Directed by Marina Enslen
- High Cheekbones (Marilynn Barner Anselmi) side – Dee and Paul attend their 10-year high school reunion. Paul hopes to reconnect with Alison, an old flame that never quite extinguished for him. When Dee meets Alison, she discovers she isn’t the one one with a secret. (1 transgender woman, 1 man, 2 women) – Directed by Sean Malone
- One Fish Two Fish (Libby Heily) side – An aspiring Youtube star meets a fan while filming a video. (1 woman, 1 man) – Directed by Michelle Wood
- I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know (Andrea Rassler) side – A conspiracy theorist, a simpleton, and a perfectionist walk into a bar. (3 women, 1 other role) – Directed by Pam McClure
- Forever Friends (Linda Dintaman Martin) side – Two old friends have a drink and ruminate on their past and future. (2 older men, 1 young to middle aged man) – Directed by Nicola Lefler
Many of the parts are flexible for casting with regards to gender. Audition as you are and we’ll see what parts are a good fit!
We will email or otherwise contact people we want to cast as soon as possible after day 2 of auditions. We’ll also post the cast on Facebook and to our web site.
Please note, excerpts from scripts are intended solely for auditions.
Questions? Ask us here and we will contact the producer Greg Guiliano as needed!
- In February of 2017, watch for “Project Chrysalis”! – Short scenes from full-length works will be produced in a staged reading Feb 25-26; one favorite will emerge and the full-length play will be work-shopped and produced in June 2017. Produced by Marina Enslen.
- April 2017 brings “Son of PlaySlam” (produced by Thom Haynes)! We will solicit volunteers for our acting ensemble later.
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