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'Raft Of The Medusa' by Joe Pintauro

Casting notice expires: April 24, 2013

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John DeSotelle Studio
Joe Pintauro, writer; Deborah DeSotelle, casting

Production Description

John DeSotelle Studio is casting "Raft of the Medusa." In an opening scene, a man dies an agonizing death from AIDS. The play itself is an explosive AIDS support group session, where the members discover the disease they share can divide as effectively as it conquers. The members of the group are a diverse lot, including homosexuals, heterosexuals and bisexuals, conservatives and liberals, black, white and Hispanic, rich and poor. Some of them are philosophical, some are angry, and some resigned. As the evening's discussion progresses they discover that one member, does not have AIDS, but is tape recording the sessions for an article. They attack him verbally and physically until Nairobi, a homeless woman in the group, stabs him with a dirty syringe, infecting him with the virus. The others are stunned and the stabbed victim is hysterical.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin in April; runs for seven performances May 16-18 and 24 & 25 (two shows on Saturdays).

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Actors are paid with a share of the house.


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