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SpeakEasy Stage Co. Season, Dramas

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Company

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Paul Daigneault, prod. artistic dir.; Paul Melone, general mgr.-prod. mgr.

Production Description

Casting the 2014-15 season dramas for SpeakEasy Stage Co. Season dramas include: "Bad Jews" (Joshua Harmon, writer; Rebecca Bradshaw, dir. Rehearses Sept. 29-Oct. 23; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 22), "A Future Perfect" (Ken Urban, writer; M. Bevin O’Gara, dir. Rehearses Dec. 15, 2014-Jan. 8, 2015; runs Jan. 9-Feb. 7), and "Necessary Monsters" (John Kuntz, writer; David Gammons, dir. Rehearses Nov. 17-Dec. 4; runs Dec. 5, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs in Boston, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $371 min./wk. Equity NEAT Contract, Cat. 6.

Auditions

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Full Character Breakdown

BAD JEWS
By: Joshua Harmon
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw

Rehearsals: September 29-October 23
Performances: October 24-November 22

DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM: (Female – 22) Daphna is a proud Jewish woman who is deeply passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, much to the dismay of those in her company. She is a mover and shaker with dreams that may make yours feel a bit inadequate. Her appearance screams “Jewish”; it is essentially oozing from her pores.

LIAM HABER: (Male – 25) Daphna’s cousin. A fiercely intelligent Asian studies Fullbright scholar who is less than interested in practicing Judaism. He has as much sense of humor as an overdue library book. Liam’s elitism and Daphna’s intensity do not play nice together. He is ambitious and motivated to succeed beyond the parameters of his religion.

JONAH HABER: (Male – 21) Daphna’s cousin and Liam’s younger brother. He is less brainy than his brother, but makes up for it with heart. His reason helps guide the conflict. Although less outspoken than Daphna and Liam, he eventually expresses himself through action rather than words.

MELODY: (Female – 24) Liam’s girlfriend. She is an All-American cute blonde. Her sweetness and naïveté is a breath of fresh air against this highly critical and judgmental family. She simply wants the best for her future with Liam.

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NECESSARY MONSTERS
By John Kuntz
Director: David Gammons

Rehearsals: November 17-December 4
Performances: December 5-January 3

DRAKE: (Male) Pill-popper. Doesn't remember much. Forward and blunt. Always heavily medicated. Paranoid and haunted by “beings”.

CISSA/GILLIAN: (Female) Cissa: A hard-working film special effects editor, displeased with her career. Tends to ramble. Gillian: Obedient, forgetful and somewhat dim. Mourning her recently deceased mother and being fired.

MIDGE/FAYE: (Female) Midge: An undercover cop. Forward, blunt and insensitive to the point of rudeness. Faye: A ruthless children’s TV star. Brutal, harsh, whiny and self-obsessed.

VICTOR/CLINT: (Male) Victor: An actor. Was attacked and is sensitive about it. Reticent and reserved. Seeks revenge. Clint: A sinister, sadistic serial killer who preys on young children.

STEPHEN/THEO: (Male) Stephen: All business, very professional. Had an intimate, emotional connection with Drake in the past. Theo: A struggling actor with one hand seeking revenge. Wishy-washy and non-committal, he feels victimized by his own wife and tends to overreact. This role has already been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

MIA/ABIGAIL: (Female) Mia: A prostitute. Brazenly open about her disturbing past. Desperate for approval and attention. Abigail: A binge eater who talks incessantly about the food she’s eaten. Anxious, lonely and depressed.

FLORA: (Female) A woman recounting her experiences on hash. Exaggerates often and rambles, she always seems as if she is still high. An obsessive stalker.

GREER: (Female – 50s-60s) A wealthy society matron, affluent to a point of ignorance. Speaks openly on her uncouth opinions of those she considers to be lesser than she. Bourgeois, apathetic and insensitive. This role has already been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

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A FUTURE PERFECT
By: Ken Urban
Director: M. Bevin O’Gara

Rehearsals: December 15-January 8
Performances: January 9-February 7

CLAIRE: (Female – late 30s) Career-driven, ball-buster, one of the boys. Claire acts first and thinks second, until something happens that makes her re-evaluate her priorities. She calls the shots in her relationship and in her professional life, and cannot stand the thought of being seen as powerless or weak. This role has been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

MAX: (Male – late 30s) Claire’s husband and Alex’s best friend. He is a kid at heart but now wants to make big life changes and do things that matter, in his personal life and professionally. He is a writer and performer of a puppet show for PBS. Must be able to play punk rock guitar. Skills with puppets a plus.

ALEX: (Male – late 30s) Claire and Max’s best friend from college. He is similar to Max in his guilty pleasures, but has been willing to make sacrifices and therefore has progressed farther in his professional career. He confides in Max, and shares his fears of fatherhood and responsibility. Also must be able to play guitar.

ELENA: (Female – early 30s) Alex’s wife, new to the gang. She places family over a career, and is desperate to not be seen as a failure in that realm. She clashes with Claire over priorities.

ANNABELLE: (Female – around 11 years old) A spunky, precocious child actress on Max’s PBS TV show. She is very career/money minded, and causes Claire to re-evaluate what’s important in her life.