Auditions: The Actor’s Nightmare & Dentity Crisis

THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE & ‘DENTITY CRISIS
by Christopher Durang

Modjeska Playhouse is seeking actors for our upcoming production of Christopher Durang one-acts: The Actor’s Nightmare and Dentity Crisis, directed by Joshua Stecker.
 
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE: Seeking two men and three women, late 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. Same cast will be used for both one-acts. Non-Union. No Pay.
 
AUDITIONS: Wednesday, June 12, starting at 7 p.m.
at Modjeska Playhouse: 21084 Bake Pkwy, Ste 104, Lake Forest, CA 92630
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


To request an audition, please email headshot/resume to contact@mphstage.org. We will contact you with an audition time.
 
SYNOPSIS:
THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE: 
Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently, no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry andHenry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons—by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, whereupon make-believe suddenly gives way to reality as the executioner’s axe (meant for Sir Thomas Moore) instead sends poor George to oblivion—denying him a well-earned curtain call.
 
DENTITY CRISIS: Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her relentlessly cheerful mother, and confused by her oversexed brother—who keeps changing into her father, her grandfather and her mother’s French lover. Eventually, all (including Jane’s psychiatrist, who undergoes a sex change operation and swaps places with his wife) change characters again and become Jane herself—leaving her with no identity at all and pointing up the near impossibility of self-identification in our uncertain times.
 
REHEARSAL, PRODUCTION DATES & LOCATION:
Rehearsals begin Monday, June 17, thru Thursday, July 25, 2019. Monday thru Friday at 7 p.m., with possible weekend rehearsals (if needed). (NOTE: No rehearsal Fourth of July). All rehearsals are at Modjeska Playhouse.
 
The production runs July 26 – August 18, 2019, Friday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 5 p.m.
 
FOR AUDITION:
Auditions are by appointment only on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Modjeska Playhouse (21084 Bake Pkwy, Ste 104, Lake Forest, CA 92630). Possible callbacks on Thursday, June 13 in the evening.
 
You will be asked to cold read from the script. If you have a comedic monologue prepared, that’s a plus but not required.
 
To request an audition, please email headshot/resume to contact@mphstage.org. We will contact you with an audition time.

Questions, please email contact@mphstage.org.

TO BE IN OUR GENERAL CASTING FILE: Please email your headshot and resume to contact@mphstage.org.

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