Los Angeles – D is for Dog

03/13/2011

D is for Dog
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Studio / Stage, Los Angeles
D is for Dog auditions
Fresh from the success of its award-winning original works, HYPERBOLE: origins (nominated for Best Production by LA Weekly), Gogol Project, and Mr. Punch, Rogue Artists Ensemble announces auditions for their next main stage project, D is for Dog, an original Hyper-theatrical work performing at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa and Studio/ Stage in Los Angeles.

Auditions will be held the in the first two weeks of April, 2011.

About D is for Dog
In the seemingly innocent home of the Rogers family, life is like a 1950s sitcom—or is it? All is not as perfect as it seems. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their two darling children, Dick and Jane, must face their history and identity before it is too late, with only mysterious phone calls and a forbidden book as clues. D is for Dog explores the themes of family loyalty and compassion using iconic imagery from 1950s television blended with startling elements of horror and science fiction. Mixing puppetry, live actors, original music and video projection, the play takes audiences from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between.

Character Breakdown:
MR. ROGERS – EARLY 30’S, FATHER, PROFESSIONAL, PROPER, SCIENTIST, HIGHLY EDUCATED, CARING, LOVES HIS FAMILY, PURSUING THE TRUTH?
MRS. ROGERS – EARLY 30’S, MOTHER, JOVIAL, PLEASANT, PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY, BEGINING TO FALL ILL, LOVES HER FAMILY MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF.?
DICK – “SEVEN” YEARS OLD, BROTHER, SON, INQUISITIVE, LOOKS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD, PLAYED BY A STRONG YOUNG MAN?
JANE – “SEVEN” YEARS OLD, SISTER, DAUGHTER, INNOCENT, MEMORY IS FAILING, LOOKS TO BE SIXTEEN YEARS OLD
THE VISITORS – PUPPET CHARACTERS, EMACIATED AND RUINED BY RADIATION.

Schedule:
Auditions: April 2nd and 3rd, tentatively
May 9th: Rehearsals begin
June 15th – 16th: Preview Performances, Location TBD
June 17th: Show opens at SCR
July 2nd: Show opens at Studio Stage
August 7th: Show closes at Studio Stage

This is an equity waiver production and all cast members will be paid the equity waiver rate per performance of $9 – $12

How: Submit a résumé and headshot with list of related experience to audition@rogueartists.org.
What: Prepare a one minute character monologue and be prepared to read from sides. Puppeteers please bring in a puppet to share during your audition. Dress comfortably and be able to move.

Casting Location: Studio / Stage, Los Angeles
Contact email: audition@rogueartists.org

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