Open auditions for It’s Only a Play

Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Santa Monica, CA 90405
US

Job Details

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AUDITION NOTICE

FOR THE MORGAN-WIXSON MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION OF

It’s Only a Play

By
Terrence McNally

Directed by Aric Martin

Produced by Kalila Horwitz

Synopsis:

It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his “best” friend, a television star, his novice producer, his doped-up diva, his genius director, a lethal drama critic, and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.

It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender—and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

Auditions:

Thursday, October 17, 7-10 p.m. (in the Rehearsal Hall)

Saturday, October 19, 1-5 p.m. (on the Stage)

Actors only need to come to one of the above auditions. No appointment needed. You will be notified via email if you are needed for callbacks.

Sides will be provided.

Callbacks:

Sunday, October 20, 6-10 p.m. (on the Stage)

Sides will be provided.

Rehearsal Schedule:

November 23 – January 16

Monday through Thursday 7-10 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.; Sunday 6-10 p.m.

Due to holidays, there will be no rehearsals held on November 27-December 1, December 23-26, December 31 and January 1.

Actors will not be called to every rehearsal. Please be prepared to provide any scheduling conflicts at the audition. We are willing to work around conflicts.

Performance Schedule:

Preview: January 17, 2019

Opening: Sat. January 18, runs through February 9, 2019

Performances are Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances.

Location:

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Street parking is available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot (2509 Pico) is available on weekends and on weekdays at no cost after 6 p.m. Do not parkat AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

Bring:

Picture, resume, and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period.

All conflicts must be submitted prior to callbacks.

Sides available upon request and at the auditions.

Character Descriptions:

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a volunteer organization which welcomes people from all walks of life. If specific to the character, we have listed race, ethnicity, sex, age, identity, and disability with character names below. Otherwise, we are seeking and we encourage actors of all races (Arab, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Native, and Multiracial), sex, age, sexual orientation, identities, and abilities to audition for all roles. The age ranges that are listed are suggested guidelines.

Peter Austin, Male 40-49: the excitable author of a new play, “The Golden Egg;” the type who sincerely believes that ”you can write a serious play for Broadway and still have a place in the Hamptons.”

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Julia Budder, Female 50-59: the extremely wealthy, neophyte producer of the play; enthusiastic and passionate devotee of ”the theatre,” charmingly dotty and benevolent dilettante, not the most self-aware woman in the world, such as when explaining the concept of ”breaking a leg” to a roomful of seasoned theatre people.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

James Wicker, Male 40-49: a witty, sarcastic, middling sitcom star; has been best friends with Peter since their off-off Broadway days, egotistical but insecure, turned down the lead in “The Golden Egg” to remain on his (just cancelled) television series, secretly thrilled with the terrible reviews the play receives.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Virginia Noyes, Female, 50-59: the pill-popping, Tony-winning leading lady of the play; trying to resurrect her career by returning to Broadway after a series of movie flops and more than a few cocaine hits.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Frank Finger, Male 25-29: the angst-ridden, boy-wonder/enfant terrible, British-by-way-of New Jersey director of “The Golden Egg;” a self-deprecating almost to the point of self-loathing sort who, after a string of 14 theatrical successes, longs for the flop that will reveal him to be the poseur he claims he actually is, prone to bouts of histrionics and kleptomania.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Ira Drew, Male, 50-59: fawning, sycophantic, two-faced drama critic who is a closet playwright, skewers the theatre world he desperately wants to be a part of.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Gus P. Head, Male 20-29: actor/waiter hired to work the party; just off the bus from Kansas, wide-eyed and naïve, star-struck and impressionable, extremely enthusiastic.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Non-Equity, some pay.

Questions?

Contact Aric Martin, Director at

aric_m@hotmail.com

DURATION

November 23, 2019 – February 9, 2020

SALARY

$100

Audition Information

WHEN

October 17, 2019 at 7:00PM – 7-10 p.m.

October 19, 2019 at 1:00PM – 1-5 p.m.

Where

Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90405

WHAT TO PREPARE

Sides will be provided. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Auditions:

Thursday, October 17, 7-10 p.m. (in the Rehearsal Hall)

Saturday, October 19, 1-5 p.m. (on the Stage)

Actors only need to come to one of the above auditions. No appointment needed. You will be notified via email if you are needed for callbacks.

Sides will be provided.

Callbacks:

Sunday, October 20, 6-10 p.m. (on the Stage)

 

Sides will be provided.

 

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

November 23 – January 16

Monday through Thursday 7-10 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.; Sunday 6-10 p.m.

Due to holidays, there will be no rehearsals held on November 27-December 1, December 23-26, December 31 and January 1.  

Actors will not be called to every rehearsal. Please be prepared to provide any scheduling conflicts at the audition. We are willing to work around conflicts.

Performance Schedule:

 

Preview: January 17, 2019

Opening: Sat. January 18, runs through February 9, 2019

Performances are Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances.

 

Location:

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Street parking is available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot (2509 Pico) is available on weekends and on weekdays at no cost after 6 p.m. Do not park at AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

 

Bring:

Picture, resume, and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period. 

All conflicts must be submitted prior to callbacks. 

 

Sides available upon request and at the auditions.

 

Character Descriptions:

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a volunteer organization which welcomes people from all walks of life. If specific to the character, we have listed race, ethnicity, sex, age, identity, and disability with character names below. Otherwise, we are seeking and we encourage actors of all races (Arab, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Latino, Native, and Multiracial), sex, age, sexual orientation, identities, and abilities to audition for all roles. The age ranges that are listed are suggested guidelines.

Peter Austin, Male 40-49: the excitable author of a new play, “The Golden Egg;” the type who sincerely believes that ”you can write a serious play for Broadway and still have a place in the Hamptons.” 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Julia Budder, Female 50-59: the extremely wealthy, neophyte producer of the play; enthusiastic and passionate devotee of ”the theatre,” charmingly dotty and benevolent dilettante, not the most self-aware woman in the world, such as when explaining the concept of ”breaking a leg” to a roomful of seasoned theatre people. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

James Wicker, Male 40-49: a witty, sarcastic, middling sitcom star; has been best friends with Peter since their off-off Broadway days, egotistical but insecure, turned down the lead in “The Golden Egg” to remain on his (just cancelled) television series, secretly thrilled with the terrible reviews the play receives.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Virginia Noyes, Female, 50-59: the pill-popping, Tony-winning leading lady of the play; trying to resurrect her career by returning to Broadway after a series of movie flops and more than a few cocaine hits. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Frank Finger, Male 25-29: the angst-ridden, boy-wonder/enfant terrible, British-by-way-of New Jersey director of “The Golden Egg;” a self-deprecating almost to the point of self-loathing sort who, after a string of 14 theatrical successes, longs for the flop that will reveal him to be the poseur he claims he actually is, prone to bouts of histrionics and kleptomania.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Ira Drew, Male, 50-59: fawning, sycophantic, two-faced drama critic who is a closet playwright, skewers the theatre world he desperately wants to be a part of. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Gus P. Head, Male 20-29: actor/waiter hired to work the party; just off the bus from Kansas, wide-eyed and naïve, star-struck and impressionable, extremely enthusiastic. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Non-Equity, some pay.

 

Questions?

Contact Aric Martin, Director at     

aric_m@hotmail.com