Call for Artists and Performers
MY BARKING DOG
A West Coast Premiere
by Eric Coble
Directed by Michael Michetti
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Monday, January 12, 2015
2pm – 8pm
One hour break for dinner 5pm – 6pm
No appointments - auditioners will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. You will arrive and sign in for a time slot. No phone calls please. If you have a question please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we will NOT accept online submissions, nor will we take rain checks or make appointments at this email address.
FOR ALL CHARACTERS: Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue.
Character descriptions listed below.
LOCATION: Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Parking lot is located behind the building but please enter through the front of the building into the lobby. There is also nearby street parking available.
CONTRACT: AEA 99-seat (Non-union okay)
RATE: $400 one-time rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance
Rehearsals Begin – 3/10/15
Tech – 4/10/15 – 4/12/15
Dress Rehearsals –4/14/15 & 4/15/15
Previews Begin – 4/16/15
Opening – 4/25/15
Runs through 5/24/15 with possible extension through 6/7/15 TBD
Performance Schedule: Thurs-Sat evenings, Sunday matinees (one added Wed. evening performance on 5/20/15)
What happens when something deeply wild ventures onto your doorstep? Two reclusive apartment dwellers’ unfulfilled lives take a turn for the bizarre when a starving coyote begins to frequent their fire escape. This brush with wildlife incites them to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their untamed visitor. What do we do when nature returns to claim the turf we usurped?
Melinda (Female, 30’s-40’s) Actors of all races and ethnicities are URGED to audition for this role. A loner, one of society’s outcasts or misfits. Melinda works the night shift at a printing plant, feeding paper into machines while avoiding contact with her co-workers. Her encounters with the coyote lead her to an unlikely relationship with Toby, and to a newfound sense of purpose in her life. She goes from reserved, isolated and aimless, to an obsessively driven, vigilante eco-warrior over the course of the play.
Toby (Male, 30’s-40’s) Actors of all races and ethnicities are URGED to audition for this role. A loner, one of society’s outcasts or misfits. Toby has been unemployed for nine months, and isolated in his apartment with his laptop, endlessly searching for a free wi-fi signal and a job. His encounters with the coyote lead him to an unlikely relationship with Melinda, and an unbelievable turn of events in his life. He goes from lonely, isolated and purposeless, to an almost feral wild animal, foraging in the nearby park with his canine companion who transforms him, over the course of the play.
Also seeking understudies for all roles; understudies are guaranteed two performances outside of the regular run, and are paid a one-time $200 rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance.
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