LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART - Second Stage Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 21, 2014

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Second Stage Theatre|New York, NY

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(lunch 1:30-2:30 pm)
Off Broadway
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY
Studio 1203/1205

Equity actors, male and female.

See breakdown for more information.
Please prepare contemporary monologue NO LONGER than 2 minutes.
Other Dates
1st Rehearsal: 9/9/14
1st Preview: 10/7/14
Opens: 11/3/14
Maximum run through: 11/30/14
Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Associate Artistic Director: Chris Burney
Director: Peter DuBois
Playwright: Terrence McNally
Casting: Caparelliotis Casting
· 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.

SALLY TRUMAN: Female, late 20s – early 30s. Married to SAM. Recently inherited a beach house in a gay section of Fire Island from her late brother who passed away from AIDS. A kind, artistically inclined, still and sensitive soul; but the waters run deep. Honest, but with secrets of her own. Sally has a huge heart, and a good sense of humor, but is still grieving the loss of her brother and trying to find meaning in his death and in her own complicated life and loves.

SAM TRUMAN: [CAST] Male, late 20s – early 30s. Married to SALLY. Identifies himself as ''a humble Trenton, New Jersey homeowner,'' the alpha male taking strong care of his family, but under his sometimes gruff and overbearing veneer Sam harbors deep insecurities. Often unable to perform small tasks like tying a bowtie, Sam can become aggressive and confrontational to mask his vulnerability.

CHLOE: [CAST] Female, late 20s – early 30s. SAM’s sister. An endearingly high-strung, oftentimes silly chatterbox; queen of the local community musical theatre. Seemingly in her own eccentric little world, CHLOE actually misses nothing, and uses her incessant talking and frequent bursts into song and dance to deflect/skim the surface of her pain. Underneath she is a deeply feeling soul aware of how silly she has become, and why; arguably, she possesses the most inclusive and mature take on life of the four.

JOHN: Male, early 30s – 40. Chloe’s handsome, patrician, somewhat standoffish, domineering but charming-when-he-wants-to-be husband; has had an affair with SALLY he is still recovering from. Has an acerbic wit, which he most often unleashes on CHLOE. JOHN is suffering silently from his own life-threatening disease, and as the play progresses he must come to terms with his self-loathing and contempt for who he (and what his life) has become --- which means perhaps recognizing how much he might need the wife he so often mistreats.

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