GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
- Submit for NYC Appointment
Huntington Theatre Company | Boston, MA
Alaine Alldaffer, c/o Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd Street
GUESS WHO'S COMING...
New York NY 10036 Contract
$812/week AEA minimum
Submissions from AEA members only for these auditions.
AEA must submit him/herself in order to be considered via this notice.
NYC auditions will be held May 28, 29 by appointment only.
1st reh: 8/12/14. Runs: 9/5-10/5/14. Possible extension to 10/12
Director: David Esbjornson
By: Todd Kreidler
Based on the screenplay by William Rose
Casting Dir: Alaine Alldaffer
Associate Casting Dir:Lisa Donadio
Mark submissions: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER/ AEA SUBMISSION
64, white. Runs the Drayton Gallery. Having taught Joey to treat everyone as equals, her belief in those teachings is challenged when she meets John. Fiercely loving and determined to keep her daughter in her life.
67, white. Publisher of San Francisco newspaper, The Guardian. A workaholic, Matt does not heed his doctor’s warnings to only work three days a week. While a journalist and a liberal he finds reason to disapprove of Joey and John’s marriage.
23, white. “Joey” recently interned for a medical research hospital in Hawaii. She is bold and stubborn in her love for John and unwavering in her plans to marry him.
DOCTOR JOHN PRENTICE:
37, black. A medical research doctor. John cautiously enters the home and his interactions with Joanna’s parents. Intelligent and respectful he will not marry Joey without her parents’ approval.
55, black. “Tillie” has worked twenty-seven years as a domestic for the Draytons. Suspicious of John, she is loyal and protective of the Drayton family.
HILARY ST. GEORGE:
43, white. Associate Director of the Drayton Gallery. Hilary is an employee of Christina’s and happens to be working at the house when Joanna arrives with John. Her casually racist remarks push Christina to fire her.
75, white. Longtime family friend of the Draytons. He is blunt and sees no issue with Joey and John’s marriage . Monsignor calmly gives Christina and Matt reasons to approve of the relationship.
JOHN PRENTICE SR:
63, black. Schoolteacher. Protective and proud of his son, John, he at first strongly disapproves of the marriage as he sees it a threat to all John has worked and built for himself.
59, black. Department store clerk. Having seen the hurt her son, John, has felt, she can neither approve nor disapprove of the marriage but is highly concerned about her son’s heart.
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