Theater: Plays

Island City Stage Season

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Company

Island City Stage
Andy Rogow, artistic dir.; Michael Leeds, assoc. artistic dir.

Production Description

Casting the Island City Stage's 2014-15 season. Season includes "Poz" (Michael Leeds, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 6; runs Oct. 23-Nov. 23); "Octopus" (Andy Rogow, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 12, 2015; runs Jan. 29-Feb 29); "The Little Dog Laughed" (Michael Leeds, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 30; runs Apr. 16-May. 16); and "Daniel's Husband" (Andy Rogow, dir. Rehearsals begin May 11; runs May 28-June 28).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Note: There is no housing or transportation provided. Actors needs to have their own local housing.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $222/wk. Equity Special Appearance Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

POZ
World Premiere
By Michael Ahman
Directed by Michael Leeds
Rehearsals start Oct. 6th , 2014
Runs Oct. 23rd – Nov. 23rd , 2014

Synopsis: POZ is a “dramady” that concerns a young man in 2003 with tuberculosis who discovers that if he was HIV+ he would be covered by insurance. He arranges to date an HIV+ man with the idea of being infected. The play examines an unconventional love between the two men and an odd family of characters each dealing with their own demons: a famous aging actress struggling with asthma, an eccentric woman who speaks with angels, a middle aged flamboyant queen with a dying father, and a young man who died of AIDS early in the health crisis.

Seeking:

Catherine:
late 50s-60s, an elegant actress with a dry sense of humor that covers her overly generous heart.

Edison:
a young man in his early 20s. Exuberant, a bit naive but full of optimism.

Robert:
50 years old. Good looking, in a rut he likes to call life. HIV Positive.

Oscar:
old-school fabulous man in his early 50s. He pretends to be bitter but it’s part of the act.

Maia:
50s, an extremely intelligent woman who speaks with angels – on the cusp of becoming an eccentric.

Arthur:
a handsome man, witty, in his 30s – at least he looks like he is because that’s how old he was when he died.

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OCTOPUS
South Florida Premiere
Written by Steve Yorkey
Directed by Andy Rogow
Rehearsals start Monday January 12th , 2015
Runs January 29th – February 29th, 2015

Synopsis: After young couple Kevin and Blake engage in an adventurous and hastily planned night of group sex with the older, more “experienced” Max and Andy, they are left trying to salvage their relationship from a pummeling mix of jealousy, betrayal, telegrams from a soaking wet delivery boy and a ravenous sea monster from the ocean floor. This universal love story rendered through a post-modern gay lens slips from domestic comedy into a darkly fantastic fable examining the role and depth of commitment in relationships and what it really means to say the words “I love you.”

Seeking:

Kevin:
a man, 20s, handsome, bright, rational, arrogant, reckless, brief nudity

Blake:
a man, 20s, witty, innocence and care, maybe a bit hipster, brief nudity

Max:
a man, 30s, polished, but somewhat like a predatory cat, brief nudity

Andy:
a man, 40s, fit, confident, and suspending disbelief, brief nudity

Telegram Delivery Boy:
a younger man, an idea of youth, beauty and vitality all wrapped in a tight, snappy outfit; a slice of Americana; but there is something darker underneath

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THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
Written by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Michael Leeds
Rehearsals start March 30th, 2015
Runs April 16th – May 16th , 2015

Synopsis: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star whose resourceful agent, Diane, keeps pushing back in the closet, even while he’s falling for the cute rent boy with the girlfriend. (wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?)

Seeking:

Mitchell
30s, A budding screen idol who wants to be honest about his sexuality, but not at the cost of his career. Brief nudity

Diane – (role already cast)

Alex:
20s, a sexy, smart bi-sexual hustler who finds himself unexpectedly falling in love and out of his depths. Brief nudity

Ellen:
20s, a smart, attractive girl from Westchester who has it all: an older sugar daddy and a sexy boyfriend – until she loses both.

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DANIEL’S HUSBAND
World Premiere
Written by Michael McKeever
Directed by Andy Rogow
Rehearsals start May 11th, 2015
Runs May 28th – June 28th , 2015

Synopsis: DANIEL’S HUSBAND is about the contemporary gay couple who are challenged with the consequences of not getting officially married. Even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied or ignored, the results can be devastating to all involved. With humor, pathos and great insight, DANIEL’S HUSBAND explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society, and the results of not demanding the rights due to every human being.

Seeking:

Daniel St. Charles
late 40's - Smart, easy going, pleasant, a teacher

Christopher Dodd
late 40's - Daniel's partner of 7 years, intelligent, quick witted, demanding

Evelyn St. Charles
late 60's -70's - Daniel's mother, charming, elegant, very liberal

Gary Stone
40's - Daniel and Christopher's best friend, a civil rights lawyer

Andrew
early 20's, funny, good looking, an in-home health care specialist