Auditions

The Theatre @ Boston Court Presents
The World Premiere of
The House In Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage
by Dan O’Brien
directed by Michael Michetti

OPEN CALL:
Monday, January 30, 2017
2pm – 8 pm
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: audition@bostoncourt.com

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 Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Agreement

RATE: Actors and understudies will be paid as hourly employees based on the current Los Angeles County minimum wage.  For this production the minimum wage is $10 per hour.

SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals Begin – 3/21/17 
Tech – 4/21 – 4/23/17 
Dress Rehearsals – 4/25/17 & 4/26/17
Previews Begin – 4/27/17
Opening – 5/6/17
Runs through 6/4/17 with possible extension through 6/18/17
Performance Schedule: Thurs-Sat evenings, Sunday matinees (one added Mon. evening performance on 5/22/17)

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
The House in Scarsdale is the story of the playwright desperately trying to uncover the truth about his f*cked-up family. With a history of twisted secrets, alcohol, and mental health issues, none of them are even speaking except when they’re suing each other. Following the family’s innuendos that his uncle may actually be his father, the playwright seeks to find the one person who can share the truth. Dan O’Brien’s memoir is a highly poetic, spare, theatrical journey. Two virtuoso actors embody the whole family in an exploration of the deep need we all have to reconcile the family we want with the one we have.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Dan 1: Male, aged about 35. Irish-American playwright and poet. NYC energy and vocal mannerisms (but NOT necessary to do an NYC accent). Haunted, “poetic,” charming, self-deprecating. Likeable and capable of great vulnerability. Quick on his feet and quick-witted. Driven, obsessive. Actor occasionally plays other small roles, male and female of various ages, so must be physically/vocally flexible.

Dan 2: Male, aged about 50. Actor predominately plays other roles, male and female of various ages (members of Dan’s extended family), so must be physically/vocally very flexible. But it’s most important that overall he resemble the character of Brian, Dan’s uncle: garrulous, talkative, unreliable, charming, working-class Irish American, once quite counter-culture (a “hippy”), NYC but now living for thirty-plus years in Broward County, Florida.

Also casting Understudies for both roles.

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