Tuesday, July 18, 2017

audition notice - WHISPER SWEETLY & DEPEND ON ME - Brelby Theatre Company - July 22 & 23

Auditions for Whisper Sweetly and Depend on Me.

Auditions July 22 & 23 9am-12pm

Whisper Sweetly Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Aug 5th 10am-12pm

Depend on Me Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Aug 6 10am-12pm
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Auditioners should prepare two contrasting monologues. The two monologues together should not total more than 2 minutes.
Email auditions@brelby.com to secure an audition spot.
If you are interested in auditioning, but are unable to make the scheduled times, please email auditions@brelby.com for more details.
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**Whisper Sweetly**
(A Studio Series Production)
By Devon Mahon
Directed by John Perovich

Rehearses:
Aug 13-Sept 14 (Sun-Thurs from 6:30-10:00pm)
Sept 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 @ 7:30PM
Sept 17, 24 @ 2PM

Whisper Sweetly unveils the untold origin story of the importance behind one’s observing of Daylight Savings Time. In a small village in a forest not far from the edge of town Abbott struggles to stay awake during the crucial hours of Daylight Savings. Anyone who drifts into a sleep risks the loss of their soul and body to those Catchers who feed off of dreams. It’s a tale of discovery, the sacrifice of loved ones, and bags upon bags of coffee.

CHARACTERS

ABBOTT Mid 20’s. Struggles to keep awake. He burns his Mother alive.
CONN A friend to ABBOTT. Charming and thoughtful.
TOWNSWOMAN Grimy and gritty. Wears tattered clothing with feathers in her hair. Wears a cage skirt. Her face is wound with crusted scraps of white yarn. (Cockney?)
TOWNSMAN Greasy and grubby. Wears tattered clothing with beads in his hair. His face is wound with crusted scraps of white yarn. (Cockney?)
ANITA ABBOTT’s mother. Strong. A fighter/protestor. She becomes a wandering spirit.
MAYOR She is in charge of order within the town. (Played by same actor as TOWNSWOMAN)
BREYER The town preacher. (Played by same actor as TOWNSMAN)
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**Depend on Me**
(MainStage)
By Brian Maticic

Rehearses: Aug 27-Oct 5 (Sun-Thurs from 6:30-10:00pm)
Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 @ 7:30PM
Oct 8, 15, 22 @ 2PM

Synopsis: Monica just moved back to town after grad school, and has responded to an ad looking for a roommate. Celia is as much an introvert as Monica is a bubbly extrovert, but Monica’s charm leads them to create a friendship that is tested and strengthened and manipulated when death begins to surround Monica. This dark comedy explores the struggles and strains of conflicting personalities in a roommate, and friendship, and the dark depths people can plunge to in order to feel needed. What would you be willing to kill for?

CHARACTERS
Monica - Mid 20s to mid 30s. Just moved to AZ after jobs post grad school didn't pan out. Her parents retired here, but she doesn't really know anyone else. Moves in with Celia. She is bubbly and chipper, but is weighed down by life, and her mother's struggling health.
Celia - Mid 20s to mid 30s. Works in a floral hop. Needs a roommate to replace her old roommate who is mysteriously missing. Introverted. A little dark, but quirky.
Gloria - The eccentric woman across the hall. Should be older than the girls, and old enough to find DAD attractive, but definitely not an old lady. Maybe mid 40s to late 50s.
Dad - Mid 40s to 50s. The dad everyone hopes they have. Playful, supportive, warm, smart.
Cortland - Mid 20s to mid 30s. Works several crap jobs to make ends meet. A good guy. Monica falls for him causing Celia's jealousy. Likeable.

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