Companion Piece and Meek – Submission Request for Local and NYC Appointments
New Paltz, NY 12561
DENIZEN Theatre seeks audition reservations for the upcoming regional premiere production of COMPANION PIECE by Kevin Armento, and US Premiere production of MEEK by Penelope Skinner.
In-person auditions will be held by appointment only –
Locally, in New Paltz, NY – Saturday March 30th and Sunday March 31st
In NYC – Tuesday April 2nd
Those interested must request an audition time by emailing Information@denizentheatre.com. Please write the title of the play in the subject line (i.e. COMPANION PIECE AUDITION or MEEK AUDITION). Attach a headshot & resume to the email. Please state if you would like to audition in NYC or New Paltz, the role for which you would like to be considered, and if you have access to local housing.
Callbacks may be held by invitation.
All productions will take place in New Paltz, NY between May 14th, 2019 and June 30th, 2019.
See each role description for specific production dates.
Union & Non-Union contacts are available. Equity members will be hired under the Equity Special Appearance Agreement, Level II., $383/wk. minimum, pending Equity approval. Nonunion: $300/wk. minimum.
Housing provided in New Paltz, NY; however, actors with local housing are strongly encouraged to attend.
COMPANION PIECE by Kevin Armento
Rehearses May 14thto June 4th; Runs June 5thto June 30th 2019; possible one-week extension.
In an age of streaming entertainment and online dating, connecting to real people can be a challenge. After months in an online relationship, Dolores comes to New England and meets Leonard for the very first time. This face to face encounter begins to unravel secrets about his previously lonely existence. A witty comedy that explores the nature of what it means to make human connections.
Leonard, (CAST) 40s-50s, identifies as male, any ethnicity. Computer repairman. Struggles with human connection and loneliness. He copes by engaging in a relationship with a full scale female doll, which is called into question after a skype relationship appears in the flesh.
Dolores, 40s, identifies as female, any ethnicity. A single-women seeking connection. She has established a Skype relationship with Leonard that propels her to finally meet him in person. She must use all of her instincts and experiences to determine whether Leonard is a worthy mate.
Kip, 40s, identifies as male, any ethnicity. A friend of Leonard’s from college, he is married and has a child. He struggles with the concept of monogamy.
Rosemary, 30s, identifies as female, any ethnicity. The personification of a life-sized human doll. She is an artist that sculpts life-like human forms, using oversized eyes to help express work.
MEEK by Penelope Skinner
Rehearses July 16thto August 6th; Runs August 7thto September 1st, 2019; possible one-week extension.
In an alternate world where private lives become political and the freedom of expression is not an option, we find Irene imprisoned, unaware of her crimes. A haunting vision of ruthless state theocracy, tense relationships and one woman’s determination not to be broken.
Irene, (CAST) identifies as female, any ethnicity. Imprisoned for an unknown crime. A free thinker. Irene is faced with extraordinary circumstances as she tries to make sense of her new world.
Anna, Identifies as female, any ethnicity. Best friend of Irene. A rule follower. Tortured by societal expectations versus what it means to be a true friend.
Gudrun, Identifies as female, any ethnicity. She is a lawyer who works for the state; however, she is a pro-secularist. She must navigate what it means to defend her client according to the standards and rules of this society.
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