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A LONEY BOY'S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL - La Jolla Playhouse Auditions

Posted: November 20, 2012

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A Lonely Boy's Guide to Survival (and Werewolves)

La Jolla Playhouse|La Jolla, CA

Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition

Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd
N. Hollywood, CA 91607

Thursday, November 29, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • EPA Rules are in effect.
  • A monitor will be provided.

EPA rules in effect.

TYA - minimum $464.50/week

Equity TYA Actor/ASM. See Breakdown below.

Please prepare a contemporary comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes. You may also be asked to prepare a side from the play.

Other Dates
Rehearsals: Jan. 14 - Feb. 3, 2012 at La Jolla Playhouse
Touring performances at San Diego County Schools: Feb. 4 - April 5

Director: Michael J. Bobbitt
Playwright: Ernie Nolan

In Attendance at auditions: Michael Donovan, CSA - Casting Director

Roles Available: NOTE: All ethnicities encouraged to audition. All roles are performed by adult actors.

Skipper McCready, 10 (but played by an ADULT), an upstanding, American boy and a bit of a loner.

Vivian McCready, 45, Skipper’s perfectionist housewife mother/Sally Ann Johnson, 10, an intensely intelligent and precocious girl

Mr. Josiah (Old Man) Culliford, 45 – 65, an exasperated elderly neighbor/The Voice of the Guide, the calm, instructional, fatherly and sometimes comedic personification of a boy scout’s guidebook.

Jonathan Van, 10 (but played by an ADULT), an imaginative, intensely strange and peculiar boy

*Please note that this be produced under an Equity TYA Tier 2 Actor/ASM contract. All actors who are cast will be responsible for load in and load out of sets for each performance in this touring production. It is essential that all candidates be able to lift and carry equipment.


A Lonely Boy’s Guide to Survival (and Werewolves) by Ernie Nolan
Directed by Michael J. Bobbitt

About the Show: It’s 1956, and even though he has just become a Badger Scout, young Skipper’s life is a big mess. His next door neighbor yells all the time, his friend Sally Ann has become obsessed with detective stories and his dog, Lucky, has gone missing. To top it all off, his mother is forcing Skipper to befriend the new kid, Jonathan, an awkward boy with outlandish tales of his monster-hunting father. Exploring the topics of friendship, self-reliance, loss and grief, Skipper begins to wonder if the answers to life’s uncertainties may be found in his Badger Scout Guidebook or if anything — or anyone — is truly what they seem.

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