Auditions for “Distracted” Pasadena

04/09/2011

casting notice posted by the Director
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Pasadena, California
Milestone Theatre Company presents
“Distracted” a play by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Mike Alva

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FIRST COME FIRST SERVED ON: SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011 12:30PM – 4:30PM
CALLBACKS ARE TO BE DETERMINED

LOCATION: CHURCH OF TRUTH
690 East Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104-4452
(this is not a church production)

Contract: N/A Volunteer-based
Rehearsals Begin: May 9, 2011 (Mostly P.M./ night rehearsals)
Tech Week and Dress Rehearsals Begin: June 12, 2011
Preview Performance: June 16, 2011
Weekend Performances (Thursdays through Sundays): June 17, 2011 through June 26, 2011
Possible extension to July 3, 2011.

Sides will be provided for cold-reads. It is recommended that you read or research the play before auditioning (please email milestonetheatre@gmail.com to request a PDF copy of the play). Be prepared to present one contemporary, comedic monologue on demand.

Please bring a headshot and a theatrical resume. Please note that you must audition in person and no on-line submissions will be accepted.

THE STORY:
“Whats wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He cant sit still, he curses, he raps, and you cant get him into-or out of-pajamas. His teacher thinks its Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says “Hes just a boy!” And Mamas on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neurophysiologist and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnosis’s. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surly a pill cant solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actors-they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?”

SEEKING:
JESSIE-(male/ Age 9) Funny, wild, sweet, impulsive, inpatient, exuberant, angry, with a mouth on him. Mostly an offstage voice, but a big one.
NOTE: This role involves strong language. Because of the nature of the play, Jessie’s lines will be recorded for the rehearsal process and the actor will not be required for rehearsals until after June 1st.

For questions please do not hesitate to contact milestonetheatre@gmail.com

Casting Location: Pasadena, California
Contact email: milestonetheatre@gmail.com

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