Dead Man’s Cell Phone
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by James Nelson
Sunday, March 30 at 7pm
Monday, March 31 at 7pm
Callbacks – Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm (if needed)
2 Men / 4 Women
No monologues; cold-reads from scripts. No appt. necessary. Audition sides available for download below.
Contact director (email@example.com / 415.758.8747) with questions. Rehearses nights and weekends, likely Sun through Wed nights with Sat morning possible.
Jean (30 – 40, flexible) – She has a tendency to be meek, insular, and small – comfortable with being in the background. But she can also be curious, quick, and inventive – an easily fascinated woman who creates stories out of thin air. It’s unclear, sometimes even to herself, if anything she says is true or not.
Gordon (30 -45, flexible) – A dead man, who has left behind many loose ends. Self-assured and confident to the point of cockiness, but feels like he missed something in his life.
Mrs. Gottlieb (50 – 70, flexible) – A fiercely dominant and blunt woman, strong-willed and opinionated. She has a tender side for those who earn it, and is partly broken over the loss of her son.
Hermia (30 – 45, flexible) – She’s fiery and strong, but her resentment over a loveless marriage has left her with a very deep emotional wound. She’s prone to bitter resentment and a strange brand of jealousy.
Dwight (30 – 45, flexible) – Soft, romantic, appreciative of beauty, poetry and life. He’s so very alive in every moment.
The Other Woman / The Stranger (25 – 45, flexible) – Doubled role. The “Other Woman” is sultry, dangerous, and mysterious. The Stranger is vaguely foreign variant of the same character.
The character Jean appears in all sides – those wishing to audition for that role should look at all listed sides.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AUDITIONS
Auditions are open to everyone. Actors who have not worked at the Masquers are especially welcome. We very seldom precast, but if we do, we will always pre-announce any precast roles.
Unfortunately, we have no funds available to pay actors for their work. We are a non profit, community theatre, so we must rely on volunteers.
If you are cast, you are expected to commit to the entire run. Schedule conflicts during rehearsal, however, can almost always be worked out with the Director, as long as you let him or her know.
A headshot and resume are not necessary, but bring them if you have them. We will take a snapshot of you and have you fill out an audition form.
We look forward to seeing you at Masquers!