NOTES ON MY MOTHER'S DECLINE - The Play Company Auditions

Posted: June 9, 2019

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NOTES ON MY MOTHER'S DECLINE - NYC EPA
Play Company, The | New York, NY

AUDITION DATE
Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC
TBD but no less than $553/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for 2 roles. See breakdown.
Also seeking a PSM (see separate notice on casting call for info)

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

PERSONNEL
PLAYWRIGHT: Andy Bragen (Attending EPAs)
DIRECTOR: Knud Adams
CASTING: Caparelliotis Casting
THEATRE: Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop
FOUNDING PRODUCER: Kate Loewald (Attending EPAs)
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Robert Bradshaw
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCING & ARTISTIC
PLANNING: Melissa Hardy
CO-PRODUCER: Andy Bragen Theatre Projects
ANDY BRAGEN THEATRE PROJECTS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Andy Bragen
OTHER DATES
REHEARSAL: o/a September 9, 2019
TECH.: o/a October 3, 2019
1st PREVIEW: o/a October 6, 2019
OPEN: o/a October 13, 2019
CLOSE: October 27, 2019

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and
encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
BREAKDOWN
Notes on My Mother’s Decline is the story of a mother and a son. The son, a new father himself,
struggles to write about, and cope with, his mother’s ongoing illness and their difficult relationship. The
son examines and considers his mother’s life, and explores their contentious relationship. The mother, a native of Mississippi who moved to New York in the late fifties, is bedridden, spending her days chain-smoking, napping, chatting on the phone, and talking to her home health aide. The narrator, by placing a close lens upon his mother, and envisioning her day-to-day existence, is forced to deal with his own judgments and fears, and to be confronted, ultimately, with the deeper, uglier truths of their relationship. A New York story, set in the East Village, Andy Bragen’s autobiographical play explores with sly wit and bold honesty the ways we care for those we love, and what it takes to live with—and without—them.
MOTHER: (70’s female; any ethnicity)
Originally from the south, but in New York for nearly fifty years. Bedridden, yet emotionally and verbally powerful, with a sharp tongue. Her vulnerabilities emerge, occasionally, despite her best efforts to conceal them behind stories, humor, and a biting wit.
SON: (40’s Male; any ethnicity)
A writer, and native New Yorker. A sense of humor, and irony; an observant, distancing eye that
sometimes betrays him. He is a narrator who is at times unreliable to himself, will discover that the
story he is telling is not the one he thinks it is. His emotions are not foregrounded, but sneak up upon him.

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