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Pressure Cooker at Cafe Nordo presents 'Please Open Your Mouth' by Joanna Garner
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  • Pressure Cooker at Cafe Nordo presents 'Please Open Your Mouth' by Joanna Garner
  • Cafe Nordo
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: May 20, 2017
  • Project Ends: Jul 11, 2017
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Norah Elges
  • Primary Phone: 301-412-1293
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  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    We will contact you if we would like to see you on Jan 19 or 20.

    Submission instructions:
    Please fill out the following Google Form: http://bit.ly/POYMrequest

Please Open Your Mouth is an immersive, participatory theatrical experience of food and sex. Audience members gain entrance to a secret culinary orgy where a charismatic host, brooding chef and a cadre of returning supper club members lead the guests through a series of wildly unexpected dinner courses. The host and chef are celebrating their anniversary, and as they surprise each other and the guests, secrets are revealed and the night becomes dangerously messy.

Written by Joanna Garner and directed by Norah Elges, this piece is part of the Pressure Cooker, Cafe Nordo's new play development program.

Performances: July 6-10, 2017

 

Other details:
Food service experience and improv a plus.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
We are casting for a diverse ensemble of performers who are comfortable with and excited by devised work, audience interaction, and improv. Must also be game for intimacy with other performers, audience members, and a variety of foods. All ages, races, genders welcome. This is a paid opportunity.

HOST, written in the script as female, but could be any gender, including gender-queer. Excellent with words, gracious and playful, likes to orchestrate a lovely evening, and also likes to get messy.

CHEF, written in the script as male, but could be any gender, including gender-queer. Authoritative, perfectionist, controlled.

GUIDES, 6-8 parts available. Guides integrate with the audience under the guise of "returning members of the club", and so they are able to offer advice on protocol, help facilitate courses, and lead audience members in some intimate experiences. There is a lot of room in the script for actor/director-led development of these characters.

MUSICIANS, 1-2 parts available. They offer underscoring for the evening, help transition courses, and are characters as part of the world that interact with the audience. They are guides in their own way. Style of music/instrumentation is open.

Audition/Interview Dates:
January 19, 20, & 21

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
January 21

Audition Requirements:
Be prepared to detail your favorite food experience/dining experience.

Sides/Script download:
bit.ly/POYMrequest

Monetary compensation:
Stipend + tips for performers.

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