Casting for workshop production of “Final Audition,” an inspirational comedy about the actors and actresses living in the Wells Street Hotel on the near north side of Chicago, who are working to land their “big break.” It’s an ensemble piece but centers on the story of a 50ish year-old actress who has experienced all of the heartaches inherent in the life of an actress and is ready to throw in the towel and go back to Normal (Illinois), her hometown.
Sally Cochrane: Lead, 50s, Caucasian, sharp comedic wit; supports herself by managing front desk at Wells Street Hotel; frustrated from years of acting and never landing a big break, she is ready to throw in the towel when a lead opportunity is presented to her and she must decide if she will do one final audition.
Jim Brotstein: 20-30s, big, loud, obnoxious, funny actor, full of himself, keeps avoiding paying rent to Sally while claiming his big break is coming, always the next day.
Bonnie Lunt: 20s-30s, beautiful blonde, ultra-confident, manipulative, very successful landing parts.
Colleen McNule: 20-30s, brunette, lacks self-confidence, doesn’t land many roles, good friend of Sally, jealous of Bonnie.
John Simon: 30s-40s, good-hearted, full of integrity, a bit naïve about women, mission in life is to write great plays that make positive social commentary.
Mike Cochrane: early 20s, Sally’s son, aspiring actor.
Elliott Pruett III: 30s-40s, bearded, professorly, dresses in tweed jackets and corduroy slacks, smokes pipe, cynical, snobbish, complete phony.
Nick Michaels: Intellectual from 1960s, who caught his big break young and went on to become a very famous writer/director on Broadway and in films.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Chicago
Please submit to: email@example.com by 2021-10-18
Please send self-taped 1-2 minute comedy and/or dramatic audition (if 2 on separate files) along with headshot and resume.
This casting notice was posted by: 3RD ACT PRODUCTIONS