PITBULLS - Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Auditions

Posted: July 12, 2014

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PITBULLS - Equity Principal Auditions

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
8/25/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, August 25, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LOA-NYC
$288/week (approval pending)

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity actors - 3 men and 2 women - for various roles.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: October 6th, 2014
First Performance: November 6th, 2014
Opening Night: November 20th, 2014
Closing Night: December 13th, 2014

Other
www.rattlestick.org

Personnel
Written by: Keith Josef Adkins
Directed by: Leah Gardiner
Artistic Director: David Van Asselt

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Synopsis:
A small black community in rural Appalachia. Pitbull country. Mary and her son Dipper live in a trailer a few miles from their bible-belt, war-loving, dog-fighting neighbors. Despite being the community’s pariah, Mary is at peace making and selling wine. However, when a prize-winning pit bull is slaughtered on the Fourth of July, Mary’s solitary existence becomes suspect. Pitbulls explores what it costs to be an individual in America.

Seeking

MARY:
female early to mid 40s, African-American, sensual, daring, very smart, an idealist. Born and raised in Appalachia. Makes homemade wine. She lives isolated in a trailer home and prefers the solitude it provides. The community's pariah who does and says whatever she feels and has no interest in her community's love of pitbulls.

DIPPER:
male late teens to early 20s, African-American, cagey, possesses a hidden anger. Born and raised in Appalachia. The son of Mary, Dipper has had little exposure to anything outside the world of his mother. Outside of selling homemade wine on the road for Mary, his life has no frills. He has no friends.

WAYNE:
male 40s, African-American, a minister, a big country boy, good-hearted but foul-mouthed. Born and raised in Appalachia. Wayne has seen a bit of the world, but is afraid to choose a lifestyle that provides the freedom he desires. His friendship with Mary is the only real freedom he knows.

VIRGIL:
male 40s, African-American, sheriff. former Marine. relentlessly foul-mouthed but very charming. very seductive. Born and raised in Appalachia. He's a man who thrives and flaunts his "alpha male". Mary is the only person who he considers an equal. He's dangerously obsessed with her.

DOT:
female 40s, African-American, Wayne's wife. Born and raised in Appalachia. Christian and conservative and unapologetic about either. Appears mousey, but is no pushover and has a few secrets in her past.


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