Performers for [cowboy face]

Nightshade Theater Co.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Job Details


Auditions for a reading and potential one-night production of [cowboy face], a new play by Elise Wien.

Director: Deby Xiadani
Producers: Liza Couser and Robert Leverett
Casting Director: Sofie Wasserman-Smith

Synopsis: RidgeRock Tech seems like the perfect place to work: beer on tap, a flexible vacation policy, and at least 16 different employees named Matt. But when the new customer support rep Greb joins the office, they sense something dire is coming. Corinne and Kayuri are slacking off with rigor, Diane is slipping into panic, and Greb’s mentor Julie is nowhere to be found. Plus, there are muffled screams coming from the Meditation Room. [cowboy face] is a piece that revels in the absurdity of the tech world, and seeks to bring the delight, delirium, and horror of the Internet to the stage.

Casting the roles of:
KAYURI: F, in her 20s. Brilliant, introspective, goofy. Is most comfortable when she’s in power; tends to shift her personality slightly when she’s around others. Indian American.
CORINNE: F, in her 20s. Tenacious, Midwestern, goofier. Has one authentic self that doesn’t change around other people. Native – played by a Potawatomi or Ojibwe actor, or an actor enrolled in another Eastern Woodlands tribe.
GREB: Any gender, In their 20s. New, nervous, deeply in need of mentoring. Any race. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]
DIANE: F, In her late 20s / early 30s. Believes in God; has her shit together. Strong presence, experienced. Nonwhite.
MATT A.: M (though can be played by any gender), late 20s / early 30s. Cat person with some regrets. Black. Doubles as MATT C.
MATT B.: M (though can be played by any gender), late 20s / early 30s. Palpably desperate dog person. Any race. Doubles as MATT D.
JULIE: Any gender, any age. Exudes butch charm. Holy shit they are cool. Any race. Doubles as Matt E.

To submit, please send a headshot, resume, and reel/link to website (if available) to [email protected]. In the email, please confirm your availability for callback appointments on November 19th from 10 am – 12 pm. If cast, you will be asked to perform at a small invited reading on December 15th at 7 pm, with the potential to continue on to a fully staged production at Dixon Place on January 24th at 7 pm. Please only submit for this project if you are available for both of these performances, and the rehearsal period listed below. You will receive dinner and a small stipend at the time of the December reading, with an additional stipend available if you continue to the Dixon Place showing.

Invited Reading
Rehearsal: 12/15, 4 – 6 pm
Performance: 12/15, 8 – 10 pm

Dixon Place Production:
Rehearsals: 1/4, 1/5, 1/11, 1/12, 1/18, 1/19 from 12 – 5 pm, Tech: 1/24, time TBD Performance: 1/24, 7:30 – 9 pm


December 15, 2019 – January 24, 2020



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