Casting Call for Six Degrees of Separation at Players Club of Swarthmore in Philadelphia, PA

08/23/2018

Players Club of Swarthmore Open Call for Six Degrees of Separation / Auditions

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Type: Theater, Non-Paid

Monday evening September 24th at Players Club of Swarthmore

 

When:

Monday September 24th 7pm

Auditions by Appointment), see details below

Where:

Players Club of Swarthmore

614 Fairview Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081

*Free Parking at the theatre

/ Theatre is 0.8 miles from Septa Regional Rail

What to prepare:

Download and fill out audition form and bring your headshot (if available) and resume.

Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue

If you cannot make Sept 24, and wish to audition, please contact director Michael Steven Schultz at 6degreesaud@zmulls.com

Schedule information: Production is March 15-30, 2019. Rehearsals begin Jan 13, 2019. There will be one (1) cast meeting in December.

More information about auditions (and the Players Club) at http://www.pcstheater.org/site/auditions-six-degrees-of-separation/

Who: Seeking men and women ages under 30 and over 40 to fill available roles.

Character Descriptions:
All parts are open.

PRINCIPAL ROLES

OUISA (late 40s to mid 50s). Upper East Side, has money, expects to have more. Ouisa knows how to talk, how to dress and how to behave in her current, and hoped-for, social set. She is smart and witty and brittle. But she can feel how much her life is performative and unfulfilling. She feels her lack of connection.

FLAN (late 40s to late 50s). Upper East Side art dealer, married to Ouisa. Ambitious and driven, plays the game very well. Used to love art, now it is a means of commerce. He is unaware how much of himself he has given up. He is charming, though not always in a good way.

PAUL (mid 20s) African-American, extremely charming and well spoken. Will tell you he is Sidney Poitier’s son, and will describe his thesis on Catcher In The Rye, and will have you captivated. Much of what he says is not true, but it is an open question whether he believes what he says when he says it. Despite his fabrications, his earnestness and eagerness to belong and deeply felt.

ROLES OVER 40

LARKIN and KITTY (same age as FLAN and OUISA): Larkin and Kitty appear frequently as another Upper East Side couple, friends of Flan and Ouisa. Their children go to school together and they socialize. They have had similar recent experiences and work with Flan and Ouisa to get to the bottom of things.

DR. FINE (late 40s to early 60s) His son goes to school with the other couples’ children. Dr. Fine is a well-meaning individual who is duped and charmed like the rest of his friends.

GEOFFREY (Anywhere from 40s to 60s) Geoffrey is a South African billionaire. He is in Flan and Ouisa’s apartment for almost the first half of the play, where they try to get him to invest in a painting. Strong character part, hard-edged businessman, but good company, and has the same lovely experience as Flan and Ouisa when Paul comes in.

DETECTIVE (Anywhere from 40s to 60s) Hard-bitten NYC detective. Age not as important as attitude.

ROLES UNDER 30

TESS (mid 20s, out of college) Flan and Ouisa’s daughter. Sardonic, independent, the most vocal of the children. Has plenty of opinions and expresses them.

DOUG (just graduated college) Kitty and Larkin’s son. Like most of the kids, is abrasive to his parents

WOODY (still in college) Flan and Ouisa’s son. Is furious that his shirt has been given away.

BEN (still in college) Dr. Fine’s son. Carries around a lot of anger.

TRENT (same age as Tess) Beady-eyed preppy. Well spoken, well mannered and without scruple.

RICK and ELIZABETH (mid 20s) Young couple come to New York to make it. He is dreamy, happy and unrealistic. And gullible. Elizabeth is more practical, though she shares Rick’s sunny demeanor; and she is less willing to trust.

We will also be casting a Doorman, a Policeman and a male Hustler (who appears mostly undressed)

Director- Michael Steven Schultz

Assistant Director: LeAnne Mangano

Producer: Rose Azrael

Submit to (email): 6degreesaud@zmulls.com

Submit by: 9/23/2018

Callbacks will be held Monday October 1st, if necessary Please email 6degreesaud@zmulls.com for any further questions.



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