Wednesday, December 4, 2019

audition notice - THE WOLVES - Stray Cat Theatre - December 15


STRAY CAT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR:

THE WOLVES
by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Heather Lee Harper

WHEN
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 12pm-3pm
Callbacks will be on Tuesday, December 17th in the evening.

WHERE
Childsplay Campus of Imagination and Wonder
900 S. Mitchell Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281
Please enter on the Mitchell side.

ROLES AVAILABLE – seeking 10 female identifying performers. All 9 girls on the team must be athletically capable.

#00 - 18+ to play 17; open ethnicity. Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever; she has a 4.9 GPA, is Editor in Chief of the high-school newspaper, plays cello; before every game, she stops talking and vomits; militant. East High.

#2 - 18+ to play 16; open ethnicity. Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind; sweet, naive, sheltered, she considers herself a nice and humble person; she is a member of her church's youth group and of Amnesty International, along with the oldest sister and caretaker of her many younger siblings; has an eating disorder; has suffered multiple concussions; doesn't like talking bad about others. Junior at East High.

#7 - 18+ to play 16; open ethnicity. Striker. Too cool for school; sarcastic af, thick eyeliner; the child of a bad divorce, her lawyer father owns a ski house, and she's dating a college boy--they're very much in love; has problems with authority. Junior at St. Albans, Catholic all-girls school.

#8 - 18+ to play 16; open ethnicity. Defense. "Omigosh," plays dumb, goofy, giggly, excitable, a crier, a dreamer; obsessed with The Lord of the Rings and making it to nationals in Miami; her mom died when she was ten, and she never talks about it; she lives in a self-inflicted state of innocence. Junior at East High.

#11 - 18+ to play 17; open ethnicity. Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful; smart and she knows it, watches documentaries, columnist for high-school newspaper; both of her parents are psychiatrists; a bit of a know-it-all, she enjoys policing and correcting her teammates. Junior at East High.

#13 - 18+ to play 16; open ethnicity. Midfield. Class clown, jock, a bit of a bro, her older brother's a stoner, and they definitely play FIFA; into her wackiness; refuses to take anything too seriously, she lives to rib her teammates, which can get her in hot water. Junior at East High.

#14 - 18+ to play 16; half-Armenian. Midfield. #7's insecure sidekick; just switched to contacts; she's modeling herself on the cool girl, #7, but begins to rebel after a ski weekend gone wrong; her mother is Soccer Mom, very involved in her life. Junior at St. Albans, Catholic all-girls school.

#25 - 18+ to play 17; open ethnicity. Captain. Classic ex-coach's daughter; she keeps the team on track, even if she'd rather join in on the fun, loves a good pep talk; a hard worker, a good leader; emotionally closed off, she discovers her first crush on a woman and shaves her head. Junior at East High.

#46 -18+ to play 16; open ethnicity. Bench. The new girl, awkward, different; homeschooled, she lives in a yurt with her new age travel writer mom; her nomadic life has left her with idiosyncratic passions (bird watching) and a lack of social skills, but she doesn't seem to mind; extraordinary soccer skills are essential; she must juggle a soccer ball for a minute, or perform a similarly impressive feat.

Soccer Mom -40s-50s. Manic with grief, warm, generous, she is a suburban woman who prides herself on her involvement in her teenager's lives; in the wake of her daughter's death, she sees herself as a mother to all, and would rather console her daughter's teammates than admit her tragedy; never misses a game; verbal dexterity is essential; she is spinning very fast to avoid looking at her unthinkable loss.

PLEASE PREPARE
Auditions will consist of ONE modern contemporary monologue totaling NO MORE THAN 2 MINUTES.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION
DO NOT CALL!
SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
IF YOU ARE MISSING ANY OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED:
1. NAME
2. GENERAL TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION. (We will do our best to accommodate these requests.)
3. A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU
 REMEMBER THIS EMAIL MUST HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OR YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED. YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS.

EMAIL: rmay@straycattheatre.org

PAY
There is a stipend for all actors cast.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

THE WOLVES
By Sarah DeLappe
February 7 – 22, 2020
at Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Heather Lee Harper

FINALIST! 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
One of the most talked about and produced plays in recent years, THE WOLVES is at its core a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls’ high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A searing portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Listen very carefully.

CRITIC'S PICK! "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe." - The New York Times

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