Pamela Robbins, a longtime member of the St. Jean's Players, is casting an original play, Nobody Heard Us Singing, to be performed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (42nd St. just off 8th Ave.) on July 10, 12, 14, 18, and 20.
The play is a 55-minute comedy-drama for 5 women and 3 men, ages 20-60. The plot involves four unpopular teens - 2 boys and 2 girls - who are (erroneously) thought to be planning an attack on their high school. Teachers, parents, and faculty are also heavily involved.
The production is non-Equity. There is no pay.
Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, from 6:30-9:00 PM, at The Williams (720 West End Ave. @ 95th St.). Participants are asked to check in with the security guard and proceed quietly to the basement.
The audition is a cold reading. Sides will be provided.
For more information, contact Pamela Robbins (the director and playwright) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT e-mail your headshots, but do bring them when you read.
PETER MORESCU: Cheerful, irreverent, lives in the moment. Thinks about being a writer but never does it. Chafes at his dad's high expectations.
CHARLOTTE BARNES: Cynical and opinionated. An instigator. Trusts only her 3 friends.
IONA PETERSEN: Artistic, sensitive, easily led. Used to have a facial deformity
(now corrected), but the school still makes fun of her.
MICHAEL MURRAY: Brilliant, knowledge-hungry and a little arrogant. Has the highest grades since antiquity. The whole school hates him.
(For the Teens, ability to sing is helpful though not required.)
ZACHARY MORESCU: Peter's dad. Devoted to Peter but disapproves of Peter's fun-loving ways. European accent helpful (German, Russian, Polish, etc.).
DR. HARTE: Psychiatrist assigned to Peter. Savvy and unshockable. Familiar with every deception known to teen.
MS. JAFFREY: The school guidance counselor. Well-intentioned, but new to counseling. Doesn't know squat.
THE DRIVER: Encountered by Peter and Charlotte when they are hitchhiking. Crazy. Enjoys scaring kids.
The Teen Parents (played by the Teens)
ANNE BARNES: Charlotte's aunt. Efficient and zealous. Works as an attorney.
HOLLY PETERSEN: Iona's mother. Anxious to please and a little fragile.
SETH MURRAY: Michael's father. Blustery and impatient. Thinks his academic son is a loser.
CHERRIE ADAMS: Seth's girlfriend. Devoted to Seth. Has little concept of parenthood but wants to be included.