SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS - Mississippi Mud Productions Auditions

Posted: March 7, 2014

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Mississippi Mud Productions|Long Beach, NY

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Non-Required Principal

OPEN Auditions by APPOINTMENT (AEA and Non-AEA)
Monday, March 31, 2014
7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014
2 PM to 5 PM

Special Appearance
$216 Minimum Weekly Salary AEA

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
250 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561
Parking lot & 2 miles from Long Island RR Long Beach station taxis at RR

4 Male Actors (AEA or non-AEA) for two of these one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS: THREE TALES BY TENNESSEE

see breakdown

see breakdown for full preparation instructions

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
Rehearses April 7-May 8, 2014.
Performances May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. Evening shows and one matinee performance, six shows total. Rehearses nights, weekends, some day rehearsals targeted.

Callbacks only April 5 @5-7


Lisa Raymond, production manager
Jen Danby, Lisa Raymond, Colleen Leone, Edward Bergen, Artistic Core Production Team

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

email for an appointment:
No phone calls, please.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Seeking: 4 male actors for roles to be cast in Moony's Kid Don't Cry and Interior: Panic.
(all roles in The Lady of Lakespur Lotion have been cast)

Director: Jen Danby

Age 25-35 (Lead) in "Moony's Kid Don't Cry." Charismatic, handsome, dreamer, little boy lost with some temperamental aspects, loves his wife and baby, but resents them at the same time as he wants to fly, the soul of a poet working a dead end job and feeling trapped. A Jim Morrison kind of charisma, but set in the 1930s depression era. Singing and playing guitar a plus and actors will be asked to sing and play at audition.

Director: Edward Bergen

Age 25-35 (Lead) in "Interior: Panic," Grace's husband, athletic type, really doesn't understand the depth of Blanche's problems, an early prototype for Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Bill Collector:
Age 25-65 (Supporting) in "Interior: Panic," blue-collar worker, a friendly pleasant man in reality, but a gossip with a cruel streak in Blanche's panic fear perception of the conversation, so the actor must be able to play the real and monster versions of the character; supporting in a meaty scene with Grace (a Stella Kowalski prototype).

Age 30-40. (Supporting) in "Interior: Panic," Blanche's suitor, a lonely sensitive man, who thinks he may a have found love with Blanche, a prototype for Mitch in a pivotal scene with Blanche.

Preparation Instructions:
Preparation: Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and may be asked to present a contrasting monologue. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

Actors auditioning for Moony who play guitar and sing will be asked to sing and play guitar at their audition so please bring your acoustic guitar if you play. Actors should note what role(s) they are auditioning for when they book their appointment, and actors who play guitar and sing should note that for Moony.

For audition monologues: no dialect work and no monologue from these three plays; we want to hear your own voice and sound.

Additional Info

Mississippi Mud Productions is a Made in the U.S.A. Theatre Company working with artists from around the world. We encourage diversity in casting, as an ensemble company that works with core and guest artists. The three one acts will be performed by members of the ensemble in roles already cast, along with artists we cast for several key roles from these auditions."
Producer plans to apply for an Equity Special Appearance Contract. Producers state: "Modest budget as we grow; high caliber 'American Poor Rich Theatre' is the way for this Indie company. We are about actor and storytelling and where acting is like sports, about play, about shining a light in the dark with stories about our common humanity. Actors cast in auditions are responsible for their travel and travel expenses so should live local or in proximity to the area or be willing to travel by car or train."

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