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CALDWELL'S BOMB - Staged Reading Auditions

Posted: January 17, 2013

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Martin Tanner Productions(NYC)Staged Reading Guidelines
Director: Herman Johansen
Playwright: Bill Rogers
One night only staged reading as part of the Dramatists Guild "Friday Night Footlights " series to be presented March 1, 2013. Rehearsals February 27 & 28 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and March 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Performance is March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dramtists Guild. Auditions will be by invitation only on Feb 26 in NYC.

NYC auditions will be held on February 26, by appointment only.

For consideration, email picture and resume to:
Put Caldwell and role desired in subject line.

Deadline for submissions: Feb 19, 2013

Please only submit if you truly feel you are appropriate for one of these roles.

The play is set in southwest Missouri in a small rural town; present time. Standard midwestern speech necessary.

Caldwell Ducey
Early 20s - An intellectually challenged, physically robust young man who lives with his mother. Although he has no regular job, he is known throughout his community for his “gift” for repairing mechanical things. Probably because his father was murdered in prison after being sentenced to a life term for killing three men, he abhors violence of any kind. At the prompting of a local minister, he recently completed a modernistic sculpture from discarded materials that has begun to draw a great deal of favorable attention.

Deena Ducey
40s to early 50s - Caldwell’s widowed mother who holds two jobs. She works the early morning shift in a gas station/convenience store and as a waitress in a restaurant. She supports herself, her son, and Earl, the man she recently invited to live in her home. She is a strong-willed woman in her mid-forties with a predilection for violent men. She has recently been experiencing migraine headaches and dizzy spells.

A frustrated - 40s to early 50s -unemployed meat-cutter. He is outraged that the meatpacking plant where he worked moved to Brazil. He is proud of his many sexual exploits and bitterly resents the “foreigners an’ degenerates” he blames for his inability to find another job. He recently joined The Eagles of Liberty, a local anti-government militia group.

Jimbo Jolley
late 50s to early 70s -An enraged, arthritic man. A religious fanatic reputed to be an authority on both the Bible and the Constitution; he became a leader of The Eagles of Liberty.

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