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BEST FRIEND, by Celeste Mari Willams

  • BEST FRIEND, by Celeste Mari Willams
  • Parley
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union; Open to All
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jul 25, 2017
  • Project Ends: Aug 29, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Hannah Merrill, Associate Playwright

  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Submission instructions:
    Contact to receive audition sides. Please see video sub-mission guidelines above.

PARLEY is casting the world premiere workshop of BEST FRIEND, a new play by as-sociate playwright Celeste Mari Williams and directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth.

Does your car talk to you?
Chelsea’s friendship with her Honda, Bluella, is the longest relationship she’s ever had.
But when faced with a big choice about her own future, Chelsea embarks on a road trip that will determine Bluella’s fate … only to discover that Bluella’s got opinions and plans of her own. Who’s driving who, here? Can Chelsea and Bluella remain road buddies much longer?

Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, July 29, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, August 1, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 5, 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 7, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 14, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 19, 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 21, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 26, 11 am – 1 pm
Tech/Dress: Tuesday, August 22, 7 – 11 pm
PERFORMANCE: Tuesday, August 29 at 7 pm. Actor call on the day of performance is 4 pm.

BEST FRIEND will be Parley's 36th world premiere by local Seattle playwrights since 2014.


Other details:
Our process is unconventional; it is designed with the needs of new work in mind. We rehearse our plays twice a week for four consecutive weeks in order to allow the playwright ample time to observe the process, absorb the actors' discover-ies and challenges, and use that information to inform and inspire a revision pro-cess. In the final week, we perform and celebrate.

Parley is a weekly playwrights' group as well as a producing entity. The term "par-ley" derives from the French verb "parler": to speak. Historically, a parley was a meeting between adversaries in order to negotiate an end to battle. To signal a will-ingness to talk peaceably, armies would run up a white flag. Writing is a solitary act. It's easy for playwrights who feel isolated to become defensive. Our group seeks to cure that condition. By committing to a process of reading, discussing, and producing one another's work, we surrender the lone struggle and move creatively forward together.

Make plays, not war.
Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
Creator/Artistic Director
Get to know the artists of Parley:


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Please note: We encourage ALL ETHNICITIES and ALL GENDER IDENTITIES to audi-tion for any role!

CHELSEA: Female (30's - 40's) Independent, strong, occasionally depressed. Wants to move forward from her past but often finds herself in a state of stagnation. She is on a literal and figurative journey with her car, which she has owned for twenty years.

BLUELLA: Female (20's - 40's) The soul Chelsea's car. Intelligent, opinionated. Has observed Chelsea's relationships and life choices over the past twenty years, while ab-sorbing some of Chelsea's human emotions. Resentful about her age and condition.

(Note: All male characters to be played by the same actor)

JOHN: Chelsea's ex-husband. (30's - 40's) Affable, unambitious, naive, financially unsta-ble. Believes love will conquer all.

GUY: A casual (sexual) relationship from Chelsea's past. He occasionally appears in her fantasies.

AUTO DETAILER: Positive. Loves his job. Sees the beauty in all cars of all ages. Also dances.

SAM: Kind, compassionate, giving, mysterious. Almost too good to be true. Also dances.
How should they submit? Email submissions

Audition/Interview Dates:
We are seeking VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY for first round auditions. The deadline to submit a video audition is MONDAY, JULY 17TH.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Audition Requirements:
Audition requirements:
Contact to request audition sides and we will send them ASAP.
No fancy equipment required! You can use your smart phone and record your au-dition all by yourself, or ask a friend to help. When recording, make sure to . . .
1. Slate. (Give us your name.)
2. Make sure you’re lit and we can see / hear you.
3. Check the rehearsal, tech, and performance dates. Please notify us of any po-tential conflicts when you submit.
4. Email your video in Quicktime (or comparably simple) format or a YouTube/Vimeo/similar link of your recording to by MONDAY, JULY 17TH .

Monetary compensation:
All actors will receive a $25 stipend.

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