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Auditions for "Actress"
at Theater 29

Categorized as: Performing Arts & Dance
Event tags: theater, 20 Palms, Audition


Theater 29 has set open auditions for the second

in their "Original Play" series featuring plays

written by local playwrights. "Actress", by

Twentynine Palms Resident Josh Lazar, will run

for a limited two weekend run August 3, 4, 5, and 10, 11, 12, 2012.

The Sparks fly when a small town judge and his

wife's youngest "prodigal" daughter runs away to

become an actress in Hollywood and returns 10

years later to star in the town theatre's

production of the same play her talented older

sister- now a farmer's wife- starred in her

senior year in high school. Old wounds resurface,

rivalries ignite, and each character must come to

terms with the truth of their own past before the curtain descends.

"Actress" was developed at the Ensemble Studio

Theatre in New York, won the Connecticut

Playwrights Festival, and was produced at the

Church Street Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe

Festival. "Actress" explores the costs of

pursuing our dreams- and the regrets that come

with not having done so- and the magical but

difficult road to becoming.. an "Actress". The

setting of the play is a small town in Minnesota.

Auditions will be held Saturday, June 9th from

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm at the Theatre 29 facility

at 73637 Sullivan Road, (around the corner from

Barr Lumber) in the City of Twentynine Palms.

Actors should bring a resume limited to acting

experience and a photograph or headshot. Actors

should be prepared to read any of the available

slides for the character they wish to audition

for; actors may (but are not required to) bring

additional material from another play, or a

monologue, to read. Callbacks, if any, will be

held Sunday, June 10th, or Monday, June 11th, at

another location. The cast will be announced no later than Monday, June 11th.

Anyone wishing to audition who cannot make the

June 9th audition date may contact Josh Lazar at

YASHKAJL@YAHOO.COM or call him at 714 661 3794.

ACTRESS will run for six performances on Friday

and Saturday nights and Sunday Matinees on August

3, 4 and 5, and 10, 11 and 12. Rehearsals will

generally be held Monday through Thursday

evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm (although

times and dates may vary after rehearsal begins)

from Tuesday, June 12, 2012 until opening. Anyone

interested in working backstage, stage

construction, painting, lighting, sound,

costumes, or props are requested to come to the June 9th audition.


REGINA (YOUNGER SISTER) (age 25-35) Character

traits: Vulnerable, sensitive, grows up in the

shadow of Bell, but ultimately tough and

passionate enough to succeed as an actress.

BELL (OLDER SISTER) (age 25-35) Character traits:

A "country girl" married to a farmer,

unsophisticated, comfortable with her family

life.but a domineering and jealous older sister

who must always hold "center stage". Regina's

return forces her to confront herself and ask: why did she give up her dream?

JIM (BELL'S HUSBAND) (age 30-40) Character

traits: A "country boy". Easy going, sociable,

effusive, he sees life through a simple, clear

lens, and his wife's sudden transformation into a

bitter woman obsessed with regret baffles him.

HEDDA (age 50-60) Character traits: A stay at

home wife married to a domineering

husband, she is the rock of the family which she lost when Regina ran away

ten years ago. Constantly "chatty" to hide her nervousness, always trying to

put out the brushfires that start when Regina returns, she remains focused

throughout the play on one thing: to get her family back.

GENE (HEDDA'S HUSBAND) (age 50-60) Character

traits: The local town judge, gruff, domineering

at home, no feminine side to speak of. He has a

great relationship with Bell and Jim, but he was

humiliated when Regina ran away ten years ago, and he's not

throwing down the welcome mat when she returns. His saving grace is that he

is very much in love with his wife- and she knows it.

Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer community theater overseen by an elected

Volunteer Board of Directors.

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