Back Hand Productions: Theatre Division
Cyle Conley, artistic dir.
Casting "Social Darwinism," an absurdist socio-policital comedy play by Angela Gant that follows a familial group of eight characters (and two narrators) as they evolve, change, and adapt to various societies and social expectations as chimpanzees, rednecks, middle-class 1950's Americans, and members of the upper-class. The play looks at racism, homosexuality, and the subjugation of women; which change as the play and cultures progress. Some adult language, situations, and themes are present in the play.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin Sept. 2 (rehearses Mon.–Thurs. evenings and either Sat. or Sun. afternoon each week until opening); runs Oct. 18-27 at Under the Sun Studios in Concord, CA.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Alpha Male (Lead):
Male, 30-45, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
leader of the familial group, tough and uncompromising, all decisions for the group ultimately end with him. While this is a primary role, t...
Alpha Female (Lead):
Female, 30-45, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
strong and responsible, but caring and gentle. The antithesis to her husband's extreme aggressiveness, she keeps a humane and tender presenc...
Subordinate Male (Second Banana) (Lead):
Male, 20-35, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
the closeted homosexual stepbrother of the Alpha Male; always striving to move up in social stature and responsibility, and goes to excessiv...
Subordinate Female (Lead):
Female, 18-29, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
the most headstrong and outspoken of the women; smart, insightful, logical, and straight-forward. She has no problem with calling out any of...
Adolescent Male (Supporting):
Male, 13-19, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
an awkward teenager who has few social skills; he is often spurned by the other males in the group. He has good intentions, but doesn't alwa...
Adolescent Female (Supporting):
Female, 13-19, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
a happy, short-sighted, and naive cheerleader type. She loves being her father's favorite, loves attention in general, and is very much a da...
Outside Male (Supporting):
Male, 20-35, African American, Hispanic, Asian, East Indian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander
the occasional homosexual partner of the Subordinate Male. Very specifically not Caucasian. The most diverse character in the show in terms ...
Outside Female (Supporting):
Female, 20-35, African American, Hispanic, Asian, East Indian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander
favored sex partner of the Alpha Male; tries to avoid conflict, but also enjoys showing off her status and privileges to the other females. ...
Field Scientist (Lead):
Male, 25-45, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
a scientist studying different classes of primates. A cross between Jane Goodall and Steve Irwin. Acts as the narrator / Greek chorus for th...
Female, 18-29, All Ethnicities
assistant to the Field Scientist who thanklessly does most of his grunt work; interacts with all characters throughout the play, and acts pa...
Seeking submissions from: Concord, CA
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