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Auditions for summer 2014 – punkplay / Detroit

14 February 2014

What

Auditions for Cap T’s upcoming production of punkplay and Detroit.  Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script.  We are looking for non-equity actors at this time.  NO ROLES HAVE BEEN PRECAST.  All roles will receive a stipend.

When

Sunday February 23rd from 8am-1pm (appointment only)

Where

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W43rd St, Austin, Texas 78751

Sign up

read character descriptions below then

sign up for a 30 minute time slot here.

The Plays

punkplay

by Gregory Moss

Directed by Mark Pickell

May 29-June 21

Hyde Park Theatre

Rehearses:  April and May

A history of America in the 1980s, an idiosyncratic genealogy of punk rock music, and a personal narrative of growing up as an outsider, punkplay is a mix tape tribute to the excesses and energy of adolescence. Mickey, a thirteen-year-old suburban misfit, is befriended by an angry runaway named Duck. Together, the boys attempt to reinvent themselves using punk rock, but as reality threatens to crash in on them, their fabricated world of amped-up music and shocking band names becomes just as oppressive as the society they’re desperate to reject.

Roles 

Male

duck – an unremarkable American boy, 14-18  (looking for actor between 17-22ish)

mickey – an unremarkable American boy, 13-17 (looking for actor between 17-22ish)

marcel – wheelchair-bound, French-Canadian, (looking for actor between 25+)

chris sawtelle – the coolest punk rock guy in a very small town (25+ years old)

Female

sue giki – it’s pronounced “geeky”, exceptional Asian-American teenage girl 14-18 (looking for actor 17-22ish)

inés – marcel’s girlfriend, french canadian, 13 (looking for actor between 17-22ish)

ronald reagan – a bikini clad lite beer model / the 40th president of the united states (partial nudity)

Detroit

by Lisa D’Amour

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 21-September 13
Hyde Park Theatre

 Rehearsals July and August

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don’t own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American back-yard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous—and filled with potential.

Male

BEN 30’s. Raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas
City, maybe Denver. He worked at one bank for 5 years and another
bank for 6 years. Recently laid off from his job.

KENNY late 20’s, but he looks older. In that way people look older when
they’ve been abusing drugs and alcohol on and off for a long time.
Raised in several cities California until he was 12 or 13 and his parents
finally split up and he moved to Omaha with his mom. Now he works as
a warehouse manager.

Female

SHARON late 20’s. but she looks older. In that way people look older when
they’ve been abusing drugs and alcohol on and off for a long time.
Raised in Tucson, AZ until she was 9, then she and her mother moved to
Columbus, Ohio for 2 years and then to Indianapolis, where she went to
high school. In her junior year her mother moved back to Arizona with
her boyfriend, and Sharon lived with her best friend to finish school. Now,
Sharon works at a phone bank, answering customer service calls.

MARY Ben’s wife. 30’s Raised in the United States, somewhere
inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver. Met Ben after college, when they
were both working, at a happy hour. She works as a paralegal at a small
to mid-sized law firm.

FAQ

Can you send me the script?

Sorry we won’t be able to send the scripts to you before the audition.

What should I expect at the audition?

We will read from the script.  You may or may not be asked to read for more than one role.  This is the first round of auditions so it will be brief.  You may only read for one role but you may be considered for multiple roles.  Expect to stay 30 minutes.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.

I am not available on the audition date, can I set up another time to meet with you?

Send us a headshot and resume to info@capitalT.org.  We will most likely not be able to accommodate your schedule.   If we don’t find what we are looking for we may hold another open round of auditions.  If we do we will announce a new round.

What times during the day and week are the rehearsals?

We generally build the rehearsal schedule after we have the best talent in place.  We try to work around the actors’ schedules.  Usually we rehearse for 2-3 hours 5-6 times a week.

sign up for a 30 minute time slot here.