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Casting: Amy and the Orphans

CONTRACT

Non-Equity

$15 hourly

 

SEEKING

6 Non-equity actors for roles in AMY AND THE ORPHANS (see breakdown).

Local actors encouraged to apply.

We require a fully vaccinated company. Actors must be fully vaccinated prior to first rehearsal.

INSTRUCTIONS

SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Submit electronically with the subject line: AMY AND THE ORPHANS SUBMISSION - (YOUR NAME). 

Videos must be sent in the form of a link to view, not a file to download. 

Deadline: Wednesday November 3, 2021
SUBMIT TO

nathan@cinnabartheater.org

PERSONNEL

Producer : Cinnabar Theater

Artistic Director : Nathan Cummings

Director: Nathan Cummings

Playwright : Lindsey Ferrentino

Viewing auditions :

Nathan Cummings, Artistic Director

Brittany Law, Casting Associate

OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal : December 27, 2021

Opening : February 3, 2022

Closing : February 20, 2022

OTHER

Venue : Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma CA, 94952

 

Cinnabar Theater is committed to diversity and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose a side from those provided in the link below, (read whichever character you connect with), OR you may perform a one minute monologue of your choice. If you do not have access to a reader, you may create a monologue from the play text. Please slate with your name and what side you have chosen.  

Sides:

 

Script: AMY AND THE ORPHANS full play   

 

SYNOPSIS :

Estranged siblings Maggie and Jake may be adults, but when their elderly father dies, they still wish a “grown up” could sort it all out. Their biggest worry: How to break the bad news to their sister Amy, a person with Down syndrome who has lived in a state home for years.  The three siblings find out just how much they don’t know about their family and each other. It seems only Amy knows who she really is.

BREAKDOWN:

SARAH 30 to 40.

Married to Bobby; has brought Bobby to a couples retreat in attempts to mend their broken marriage and convince him that they are making the best possible decision for the family.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

BOBBY 30 to 40.

Married to Sarah; he is somewhat heavyset; a likable underdog; slightly oblivious to the problems in his marriage but willing to attempt a fix. Wants to be a good father and husband.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

JACOB 60s.

Eldest child of the Jewish family, Jacob finds solace in his newly discovered Christianity and juicing; he is tightly wound and clenching to keep it that way; he is disconnected from the family, seeing Amy once a year and Maggie even less than that; he attempts to re-establish his relationship with Amy.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

MAGGIE late 50’s to early 60s.

Unraveled slightly wounded younger sister of Jacob.  Maggie lives the performative fantasy that she and her sister and brother are “extremely close”, but it’s obvious that these siblings are anything but. Wants the appearance of having it together to a fault.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

KATHY late 20s to mid-30s.

Devoted caretaker to Amy at her place of residence; she is visibly pregnant; Kathy is no-nonsense and doesn’t hesitate to make her opinion known; she is outspoken but takes her job and her patients seriously and remains devoted to their care. Heavy New York accent.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

AMY (Could be Andy if male identifying) 40s to 50’s.

Strong – willed woman with Down syndrome who is the adult sibling to Jacob and Maggie. She helps her family deal with their father’s death. Frequently communicates in “found language”, catch phrases from movies as she’s a bit of a buff and works part time at the local movie theater. Amy is more self-aware and purposeful than her siblings realize.