Theater Auditions St Louis

03/26/2010

First Run Theatre, a professional company dedicated to presenting world premiere productions of plays by local-area playwrights, opens its eighth season with The Healing of Joey Padowaski, by Mario Farwell. It will be directed by Vanessa Roman and produced by Jim Meady. Performance dates are June 4, 5, 11, and 12 (evening performances); and June 6 and 13 (matinee performances.) This is a non-Equity production.

Audition Dates: March 27 @ Noon and March 29 @ 7:00 PM. Auditions will be at DeSmet Jesuit High School, 233 N Ballas Road, Creve Coeur. Auditions will consist of cold readings and should last no more than three hours. Please bring a resume and head shot of you have them.

Synopsis:

The play takes place in New York City, in the Autumn. Accents are not required for auditions. The director will decide if accents will be used for the production.

Joey Padowaski is a young Black man who received the power of healing – a power he never wanted – after a near-death experience on Lake Champlain. His one constant companion, aside from the hordes of people clamoring for his “service,” is a voice in his head. This “voice” is very real to Joey, and represented on stage by a Caucasian male. Joey is surrounded by people who offer him advice on how to use this power… some for their own benefit but not necessarily for Joey’s own good.

The cast consists of:

Joey Padowaski……………….. Tall, handsome, fair-skinned black male in his early thirties
Neil Levin…………………… Slightly built Jewish male in his early thirties
Saffle Graham………………… Large, imposing black male in his late fifties
Sarah Fedderson………………. An attractive, white woman in her mid-thirties, showing signs of wear and tear.
Howard Mc Kenzie……………… A white male in his early forties – overbearing, vulgar and brutish
Clarisse Contanza…………….. A flamboyant, attractive black, drag queen in her early thirties
Mildred Padowaski…………….. Joey’s mother, a domineering black woman in her sixties

For more information and directions, visit our web site (http://www.firstruntheatre.com/) or contact the producer at 314-849-1810.

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