Casting: Actors Submit For Next One-Act Play Series – “In The Living Room – A Holiday Affair”!

WILL YOU BE NAUGHTY OR NICE?

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We’re once again looking for actors who love theater and want to be involved in our next production of all new short plays!  Submission instructions are below.

We’re currently casting for Studio C Artists’ One Act Series: “In The Living Room: A Holiday Affair”, to be produced in our theatre space along Theatre Row in Hollywood starting the second weekend in November (note: there are performances on Thanksgiving weekend).  Here’s your chance to join in the fun – all original material, top-notch directors, and a first-rate production.

AUDITION SIDES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

Full scripts are available online by clicking here.

Breakdowns have been posted on Actors Access and LA Casting (the links are embedded in the name of each role below).  Please submit through either one those two systems (only one is necessary).  If you cannot submit through one of these two systems, please email submissions@studiocartists.com.

REHEARSALS/SCHEDULE:  Rehearsals will be scheduled during the following times, based on each directors’s availability (a more detailed schedule will be posted once each One Act is cast):

Mondays through Thursdays (daytime)
Fridays (Late Afternoon/Early Evening)
Saturdays & Sundays (9AM-7PM)

Additional rehearsals will be scheduled as needed on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights.

There will only be 3-6 rehearsals necessary for each play.  So, these times are just guidelines for availability for all of the pieces (i.e., each play will only be allotted part of these times).

10/5/13 – Auditions (9AM-6PM)
10/6/13 – Auditions (9AM-6PM)
10/14/13 – Rehearsals Start (run for 3 Weeks) – see rehearsal times
11/5/13 – Tech Rehearsal, Show #1 (4:30-7:30PM)
11/6/13 – Tech Rehearsal, Show #2 (4:30-7:30PM)
11/7/13 – Dress Rehearsal, Show #1 (6-8PM)
11/7/13 – Dress Rehearsal, Show #2 (8:30-10:30PM)
11/8/13 – Opening Night, Show #1 (8PM)
11/8/13 – Opening Night, Show #2 (8PM)

Shows run on alternating weekends through 12/14/13 (including Thanksgiving weekend).

Click here to see the schedule online.
Click here for an iCal version of the schedule.

Check back here regularly for current information about our production and rehearsal schedule.  We will be updating this page when we lock the schedules in place.

BREAKDOWN:

IN THE LIVING ROOM: A HOLIDAY AFFAIR
Breakdown
Live Theatre

The 12 plays of Christmas – performed as part of the Studio C Artists’ One Act series.

Casting Director:  Studio C Artists
Audition Date(s):  10/5-10/6
Callback Date(s):  N/A
Start Date:  10/14-11/7 (rehearsals), 11/8-12/14 (performances)
Location:  Hollywood, CA
Pay Rate:  There is no pay.

Additional Personnel and Production Info:
Producers:  Michael Lamb & Michael Sonntag
Artistic Director:   John Coppola
Writers Liaison:   Rochelle Leffler
Directors:  Ron Gilbert, Amanda Hallman, J. Richey Nash, David Rackoff, Barry Sattels, & Jason Weiss

Submission Instruction: SUBMISSIONS BY 5PM THURS 10/3

Special Notes:

Each play will have six performances.  Play performances will be Friday and Saturday nights (alternating) – only one performance per week.  There will be roughly 3-6 rehearsals per play.  Rehearsals will take place some weekday afternoons, and on the weekends.

PLEASE NOTE that there will be a performance over Thanksgiving weekend.

Character Descriptions and Notes (Storyline):

Each play is listed below with a quick synopsis and the character breakdowns.

Big Bone Christmas by Craig A. Bealer

Synopsis: Big Bone Christmas offers a rare peak into the world of doggies on Christmas Eve once their master is asleep. When one doggie threatens another’s very belief in Christmas, however, only an immaculately conceived bone can save the day… err, the night… err, Christmas.

[JIM] Male. Late 30’s-Early 40’s. Any Ethnicity. Perhaps heavy set. This guy climbed his way up the City-employee ladder and now has a few people under his management. Dreams one day of earning a pension from the City and working for the City. A double dip. Probably never married. Lives only with his doggies. He’s had Magpie the longest. He just rescued Blue. Gary is somewhere between. Must be able to speak doggie.

[MAGPIE] Female. Late 20’s-Late 40’s. Any ethnicity. Labrador-esque. She’s Jim’s right hand doggie. The glue that keeps the house together. She’s deferential. She’s forgetful. She’s flighty and easily persuaded by emotion, but when pushed she will take a stand. Would protect Jim at most costs.

[BLUE] Male. Early 30’s-Mid 50’s. Bulldog-esque. Should look a decade or so older than Magpie. Gruff and grumpy. Been in and out of doggie pounds most of his life. A few times he’s been on doggie death row. Wants to do the right thing. Hides behind a working collar persona. Might have hit rock bottom just before Jim rescued him. Magpie irks him. Jim and Magpie together really irks him. He doesn’t believe in Christmas or really anything. His sarcasm covers darker intentions.

[GARY] Male. Late teens-Late 20’s. Mutt-esque. Should look a decade or so younger than Magpie. Exuberant. Animated. Energetic. He serves a higher purpose. And that is to sniff out the Christmas Bone. In addition to being a good sniffer, he’s not a bad dry humper either.

Don’t Listen To What It Sounds Like by Mark Borkowski

Synopsis: One Christmas Eve, a mentally disturbed man seeks out an old friend that he once bonded with in the madhouse. What he discovers is not what he expects.

[FLOYD] Male. 35-45. Any ethnicity. Paranoid Schizophrenic in the midst of an episode. Edgy and intense, he’s determined to get what he wants.

[GRETCH] Female. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. Any ethnicity. Wears a mask of sweetness, keeping her silent hysteria under wraps. Time bomb ready to explode.

Mouth To Mouth by Lena Bouton

Synopsis:  A new mother suffering from post partum depression receives a Christmas gift from her best friend which brings her back to life.

[MOLLY] Female, early 30’s, attractive, excellent comedic timing, willingness to be in bra and panties.  ALREADY CAST – LENA BOUTON

[NATHAN] Male. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. Any ethnicity. Very handsome and fit, with excellent comedic timing and comfortable with kissing and sexual tension.  Must have good body.

[SARAH] Female, early 30’s, very attractive, 7 months pregnant, excellent comedic timing.  ALREADY CAST – SARAH MCELLIGOTT

Incentive by Jack Courtney

Synopsis: A mother and her son’s life-long friend conspire to bring the young man back home in the hopes he will avoid the mistakes his recently deceased father made and live a productive life, while also helping her escape her debts.

[CLAIRE] Female. Early 50’s-Early 60’s. Caucasian. A grieving widow at odds with her 30 year son over the choices he’s made in life, while regretting her own as well.

[LUKE] Male. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. Caucasian. Claire’s handsome son, a gigolo, street smart but book shy, he’s content to continue wandering through his life in search of pleasure and “enlightenment.”

[MIKEY] Male. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. Any ethnicity. Luke’s best friend from youth, a handsome, manipulative gay man who’s chosen a more conventional and found success, while always pining for the affections of his best friend.

The Intruder by Tim DeRoche

Synopsis: An angry father ambushes Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night.

[GORDON] Male. 30’s or 40’s. Any ethnicity. Angry but good-hearted.

[SANTA CLAUS] Male. Any age. Caucasian. Preferably older and heavyset. Tired. (Costumed.)

The Kindness of Strangers by Dean Donofrio

Synopsis:  A 30-something couple invite a homeless man into their home for what turns out to be a very strange Christmas Eve.

[JAN] Female. 30’s. Caucasian. Married. Upper middle class, bubbly, easily amused, tries not to be the cliche “snob” but can’t help herself at times

[EVAN] Male. 30’s. Caucasian. Married. Upper middle class, affable, always smiling, no matter how he’s really feeling inside, very proud of his social standing

[ROGER] Male. 50’s- 60’s. Caucasian. Homeless for 15 years. Quiet and cautious. Used to have a home and a family but lost it all, and now carries a heavy grudge for people who flaunt their possessions in front of the poor.

Rough by Joanna Folino

Synopsis: A 30-something woman grieving over the death of her closest companion, a dog, plans to toss his ashes into a fountain on New Year’s Eve when a mysterious 30 something man shows up who has peculiar mannerisms

[ANDY] Female. Mid-30’s. Caucasian. Single, lonely, neurotic.

[CARLOS] Male. 30’s-40’s. Latino. Single, loyal, loving, forgiving, all the great qualities of a dog.

[VOICE OF GOD] Male. Any age. Deep baritone. The God stereotype that exists in her mind.

Killer Christmas by Pippa Hinchley

Synopsis: A woman escapes her noisy family living room at Christmas and hides out in a much more peaceful one – in Macy’s. When a security guard discovers her, it eventually becomes apparent that her family aren’t really the problem and the guard is not who he appears to be

[HOLLY] Female. Caucasian. 30-40. An intelligent woman who has regrets. A wife.

[ANGELO] Male. Caucasian. 25-35. With an air of wisdom beyond his years.

Sobering Spirits by Michael Lamb

Synopsis: A older couple takes inventory of where their relationship was, where it is now and where it is going.  The play simultaneously illustrates the couple’s relationship both older and younger.

[MURIEL] Female. Caucasian. 50’s. She has just gone through a number of chemo treatments for lymphoma. She is the mother of five children. After being somewhat of a submissive housewife all her life, the cancer has actually given her the strength to speak her mind.

[BOB] Male. Caucasian. 50’s. He is a retired air traffic controller. Throughout his life he has always taken a drink at home after work. After enduring his wife’s illness, the drinking has gotten out of hand.

[YOUNG MURIEL] Female. Caucasian. Early 20’s. She is a bit conservative for her age, but she has moments of being a risk taker while in the safety of Bob. She is a city girl but loves nature.

[YOUNG BOB] Male. Caucasian. Early 20’s. He is in the Air Force, but isn’t much of a rule follower. He was born in the country and is generally easy-going.

Ga-Folk-A-Fish by Max Lichtig

Synopsis: A 20-something couple attempt to kidnap a former Boy Band pseudo-star to help them in their quest in winning the local community’s Channukah Karaoke contest.

[MARK] Male. Caucasian. Early-Mid 20’s. Overly positive and polite yet exhibits subtle flashes of being a psychopath.  Should be able to sing, somewhat.

[SARAH] Female. Caucasian. Early-Mid 20’s. Polite and tender yet motivated by a strong desire to please Mark and prove her worthiness. Her and Mark are both peas-in-a-pod crazy. Should be able to sing, somewhat.

[JON] Male. Any ethnicity. Early 20’s-Early 30’s. Former boy-band member. Haunted by his past failures and held back by his future ones, Jon is a shell of what he once was. Timid and resistant at first, Jon ultimately blooms into what he was meant to be; an attention whore. Should be able to sing, somewhat.

Jack and Ramona 2013 by Gina Nicewonger

Synopsis: A 20-something couple spends their first Christmas together in a new city with no friends, no family, and little furniture to lean on.  The pair sees everything as a sign of their relationship’s success–especially the woman who delivers their not-so-traditional Christmas Chinese take-out.

[RAMONA]  Female. Mid 20’s-Early 30’s. Caucasian. Newlywed, frantic, experiences high and lows in a matter of moments, wants everything to be storybook-perfect.

[JACK]  Male. Mid 20’s-Early 30’s. Caucasian. Newlywed, serious, misses the point of traditions, wants his wife to be happy so badly that he always tries to appease her and occasionally joins her emotional roller coaster.

[BETTY]  Female. Late-40s to late-60s (but could be younger). Chinese. Speaks in a Chinese accent to get better tips, modern, down to earth but not an oracle, not afraid to call people out on their unusual behavior if it will help them in the end.

Physical Beauty & Other Abnormalities by James Edward Quinn

Synopsis: A man with a severely disfigured face hires a hustler to spend Christmas Eve with.

[ALLEN]  Male. 20’s – 30’s. Any ethnicity. Gay, shy, sensitive, and innocently charming, he is intensely embarrassed by his own facial deformity.

[ROGER] Male. 20’s – 30’s. Any ethnicity.  Handsome, well built, gay hustler.  His confident, sexual bravado hides a gentle, easily bruised underbelly.

One Comment on “Casting: Actors Submit For Next One-Act Play Series – “In The Living Room – A Holiday Affair”!

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