Casting: Actors Submit For Hollywood Fringe Festival One-Act Play Series – “In The Garage”!


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 Basement”, to be produced in our theatre space along Theatre Row in Hollywood starting the second weekend in June (note: there are NOT performances on over the 4th of July holiday).  Here’s your chance to join in the fun – all original material, top-notch directors, and a first-rate production.  And the exciting news is that once again we are participating as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  The show has been entered into the festival – so this is a great chance for actors to perform in this fun theatre festival!


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

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)
Mondays or 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).

Production Schedule (subject to changes):
4/16/16 – Auditions
4/23/16 – Callbacks
5/2/16 – Rehearsals Start (run for 5 Weeks) – see rehearsal times
6/7/16 – MANDATORY Tech Rehearsal, Show #1 (4:30-7:30PM)
6/8/16 – MANDATORY Tech Rehearsal, Show #2 (4:30-7:30PM)
6/9/16 – MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal, Show #1 (12:00-2:00PM)
6/9/16 – MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal, Show #2 (2:30-4:30PM)
6/11/16  Opening Night

Shows run on alternating dates through 7/23/16 (excluding the 4th of July holiday).

Performance Schedule:
Saturday, 6/11/16 @ 8:30PM – Show #1
Saturday, 6/11/16 @ 10:30PM – Show #2
Friday, 6/17/16 @ 10:30PM – Show #1
Sunday, 6/19/16 @ 4:00PM – Show #2
Thursday, 6/23/16 @ 7:00PM – Show #1
Friday, 6/24/16 @ 8:30PM – Show #2
*** 4th Of July Hiatus***
Saturday, 7/9/16 @ 8:30PM – Show #1
Saturday, 7/9/16 @ 10:30PM – Show #2
Friday, 7/15/16 @ 8:30PM – Show #2
Friday, 7/15/16 @ 10:30PM – Show #1
Saturday, 7/23/16 @ 6:30PM – Show #1
Saturday, 7/23/16 @ 8:30PM – Show #2

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

Show #1 (“Stand-Alone”) – runs 6/11, 6/17, 6/23, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23

  • A Crumbling Vice
  • A Better You
  • My New Neighbors
  • Just Like Them

Show #2 (“Attached”)- runs 6/11, 6/19, 6/24, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23

  • Stuffed
  • Claire and Peggy
  • Fall & Rise
  • Man In Peril

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.



Live Theatre

Eight one-act plays performed as part of the Studio C Artists one act series for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Casting Director: Studio C Artists
Audition Date(s): 4/16
Callback Date(s): 4/23
Start Date: 5/2-6/9 (rehearsals), 6/11-7/23 (performances)
Location: Hollywood, CA
Pay Rate: There is no pay.

Additional Personnel and Production Info:
Artistic Director: John Coppola
Producer: Michael Sonntag
Directors: J. Bailey Burcham, John Ross Clark, Edgar Pablos, & Tim Powell

Submission Instruction: SUBMISSIONS BY 12PM FRI 4/15

Special Notes:

Please check the website for detailed show and rehearsal schedule info. Each play will have six performances. Play performances are scattered throughout the two months on a random schedule – only one performance per week. Show #1 runs 6/11, 6/17, 6/23, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23; Show #2 runs 6/11, 6/19, 6/24, 7/9, 7/15, & 7/23. There will be roughly 3-6 rehearsals per play. Rehearsals will take place some weekday afternoons, and on the weekends. Mandatory rehearsals: tech rehearsals 6/7 or 6/8 @ 4:30-7:30pm; dress rehearsals 6/9 @ 12-2pm or 2:30-4:30pm.

Character Descriptions and Notes (Storyline):

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


A BETTER YOU by Douglas Stark
Director: John Ross Clark

Synopsis:  A paunchy, settled career-middling advertising executive discovers a young woman in his garage late at night. She’s young, unsettled, and will do anything to help the
object of her obsessive devotion succeed. Her knowledge of every facet of his life is discomforting – even a bit scary — and the middle-manager is alarmed. By degrees, however, he begins to warm to not only what she says, but what she pledges to do for him and his career. He’s never had someone so interested in him before. Maybe having a stalker isn’t such a bad thing, he wonders. The question is: will his wife let this continue or put the kibosh on it?

[DAVE] Male. 30’s. Any ethnicity. Paunchy, easy-going, wears a hockey shirt, and hates taking risks. Stashes his best ideas in either the drawer or in the trash can.

[TRACY] Female. Late teens – Early-20’s. Any ethnicity. Waif-ish but fierce, wears hi-top sneakers, all-black, Ramones t-shirt, but doesn’t put up a front – she wears her heart on her sleeve and believes Dave has major talent.

[GLORIA] Female. 30’s. Any ethnicity. Immaculate, manicured and pedicured, will do anything to preserve the very comfortable home she designed, decorated, and displayed for all to see.


A CRUMBLING VICE by Damian Padilla
Director: J. Bailey Burcham

Synopsis: Dom, the stagnant son who stayed behind, haphazardly confronts his sister Bea about the details of their Father’s will. Bea, a developing author with one novel of family reflections already tucked beneath her belt, is less than keen to speak. Tensions rise as personal truths and perceptions come to light. They both find that loving is much easier in the abstract.

[DOM] Male. Late-20’s. Any ethnicity. A restless, rough, young man. Has an air of undeserved superiority about him.

[BEA] Female. Early-30’s. Any ethnicity. A distant, no­nonsense, woman. You can tell she’s restraining herself in almost every way.


Director: John Ross Clark

Synopsis: A breaking and entering turns into a reunion of sorts for two classmates.

[CLAIRE]  Female. Late-30’s – Early 40’s. Any ethnicity. Life has not gone according to plan for her. She’s at a low point. A little rough around the edges – more working class. More of a free spirit.

[PEGGY] Female. Late-30’s – Early 40’s. Any ethnicity. She is successful and happy. A classy person who is slightly reserved.


FALL & RISE by Joe Gulla
Director: J. Bailey Burcham

Synopsis:  What happens when an airplane EXPLODES and a hot Catholic Priest parachutes (by accident!) into an outdoor GAY DANCE PARTY on the island of IBIZA ?!!!

[FRIMA] Female. Mid-30’s. Caucasian. Jewish woman who speaks her mind.

[FR. GERARD] Male. Mid-30’s. Any ethnicity. Catholic priest – reserved, but open.


JUST LIKE THEM by Chris Widney
Director: Edgar Pablos

Synopsis:  The black market for exotic wildlife generates nearly $20 billion per year. When a species becomes extinct, its value skyrockets. In a blacked-out garage in Florida a Chinese Salamander knows that his time is near. He looks to his cage-mate, a fun-loving, naive Panda, as his last chance to escape.

[CHUCKY] Male. 30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. A streetwise Salamander.

[PAULIE] Male. 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. A young, goofy, fun-loving Panda.

[OWEN] Male. Mid-Late-20’s. Any ethnicity. A young entrepreneur.


MAN IN PERIL by Alex Dremann
Director: Edgar Pablos

Synopsis:  Peter is trapped in mysterious garage somewhere in the middle of the South Pacific but the super hero that comes to save him has lost his strength.

[MAN IN PERIL] Male. 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. Nerdily adorable.

[SUPERHERO] Male. 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. Manly superhero good looks and body.

[VILLAIN] Female. 30’s-40’s. Any ethnicity. Deep mellifluous evil laugh.


MY NEW NEIGHBORS by Anne Flanagan
Director: Tim Powell

Synopsis: Is “Mansionization” destroying our landscape or are we simply fulfilling our destiny as Americans?

[HIM]  Male. Late-20’s. Caucasian. New money.

[HER]  Female. Late-20’s. Caucasian. Him’s wife.


STUFFED by Jeanette Farr
Director: Tim Powell

Synopsis: A young girl brings a bundle to a garage-bound recluse in hopes to take advantage of his taxidermy skills.

[BUBBA-BLUE] Male. 30’s-40’s. Caucasian or African American. A large, menacing figure but soft as a bubble.

[AUDREY-LEE] Female. 11-14. Caucasian or African American. A little spitfire. On the verge of puberty.

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