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THE RELIGION THING **Revised** - Project Y Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: April 21, 2014

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THE RELIGION THING – Equity Principal Auditions

Project Y Theatre Company|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
4/28/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Monday, April 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Showcase-NY
Seasonal Showcase Code; $574 total stipend

NEW AUDITION LOCATION. NOW AT:
Roy Arias Studios (777 Theatre Center)
777 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity actors, men and women, for various roles.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a contemporary comedic monologue. Monologue should be maximum 2 minutes.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
Rehearsals 5/14-6/17
Opening night: 6/18/14
Closing night: 8/1/14
Performance schedule is Wed, Thurs, and Fri night 8pm shows, with the exception of July 4th week, which is an adjusted schedule.

Personnel
NY premiere by Renee Calarco
Doug Hall, Director
Michole Biancosino, Co-Artistic Director of Project Y, Producer of show.
Andrew Smith, Co-Artistic Director, Producer of show

· 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:
Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A comedy about relationships, faith, and the fine line between compromise and regret.


SEEKING:

MO
Female, 30s. Funny, intelligent, fierce. Loves a good party. Consumed by others’ expectations of her. A little high-strung, but not overbearing or obnoxious in any way. She wants only the best of everything—in her career, in her marriage, and in her friendships. She’s the type of woman who always has tissues and an extra tampon in her extraordinarily organized purse. Loyal to a fault.

BRIAN
Male. 30s, MO’s husband. Passionately in love with Mo, not sure what to do about it. Jokey, friendly, a typical guy’s guy. Really smart but doesn’t like to show it. Physically fit, but not particularly athletic. Gets his sports fix from watching football and playing on his lobbying firm’s softball team. Likes his job, but doesn’t love it. Probably a disappointment to his parents. Lost.
Yearning.

PATTI
Female. 30s. Effortlessly brilliant. Self-destructive. Hard and soft. Falls in love hard and stays there. Like Mo, she loves a good party. (When she was drinking, she WAS the party.) Probably
the youngest sibling in her large family. Probably grew up wanting to be a cloistered nun. Adores men and has spent a lot of time being consumed by them. Can’t get enough of Jeff. Can’t get enough of her books. Desperate for peace and grace and beauty in her life.

JEFF
Male 30s, PATTI’s husband. Smart, charming, honestly insatiable for Patti, shattered. Wears his “straight guy mask” extraordinarily well, even though it hurts beyond belief. Thinks that personal behavior creates identity. Probably left home the minute he got accepted to college and never went back. Adores men, but loves Patti in a way that he can’t even begin to explain. God is his co-pilot.

GLICK
Male 30s, PATTI’s ex-boyfriend. Fun-loving, charming, kind of sexy, kind of an asshole. Loves to drink and can hold his liquor pretty damn well. A refined bull in a china shop. Probably was a nationally-ranked college lacrosse player.

The actor who plays GLICK also plays the following characters:

GRAMPA – An old-school mensch. Also: maybe a little gruff.
SISTER MARY KEVIN – An old-school nun who’s really quite rebellious
BILL – A cipher. Smokin’ hot sexy.


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