Dare to Defy Productions, LLC announces open casting for the roles of Cathy and Jamie in the Last Five Years. The auditions will take place on May 10, 2014. Performances will be January 6, 2015, February 3, 2015, March 3, 2015, March 13, 2015 and March 14, 2015 at various venues in Dayton, OH. Rehearsals will be evenings and some Saturdays in December 2015 (with time off for the holidays). THIS IS A PAID NON-EQUITY CONTRACT POSITION. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request an audition. See below for specifics on roles:
Male, ages 25-35, All Ethnicities
Jamie: (Supporting) Jewish, young novelist rockets to success with his first book, and simultaneously falls in love with Catherine. Very ambitious, smart, self-involved, good sense of humor, he wants to fully ride his incredible wave of talent and fortune. Unfortunately, he is unable to keep it all together, and in the play, he tells the story of his failed, 5-year relationship with his wife, Catherine, starting from their first date, through their break-up. Must have broad emotional range, endurance, and focus to sing and act alone throughout the play. Strong tenor, A2 to Bb4. Good pop feel, with strong storytelling.
Female, ages 25-33, All Ethnicities
Cathy: (Supporting) a WASP (referred to as a "Shiksa Goddess"), small-town girl with big dreams of becoming an actress in New York City. Ambitious, a little kooky, insecure, has good sense of humor. In the play, she tells the story of her failed, 5-year relationship with her husband, Jamie, starting from the end of the relationship, and working toward to beginning. Must have broad emotional range, endurance, and focus to sing and act alone throughout the play. Mezzo/Belter, F3 to D#5 Good pop feel, with strong storytelling.
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