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  • THE LIST, by Greg Brisendine
  • Parley
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union; Open to All
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 26, 2017
  • Project Ends: Sep 25, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Greg Brisendine, associate playwright
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Submission instructions:
    Contact to receive audition sides. Please see video sub-mission guidelines above.ABOUT THE PROCESS: Our process is unconventional; it is designed with the needs of new work in mind. We rehearse our plays twice a week for four consec

PARLEY is casting the world premiere workshop of THE LIST, a new play by associate playwright Greg Brisendine and directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth.

Janet, Mark and Bruce are in the Dubai Airport when they learn that there is a list of Americans who will not be allowed to fly home to the United States, and that they are each on this list. As they learn more about each other and their connections, it is unclear who will be getting on the plane and who won’t.


Saturday, August 26, 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 28, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 2, 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, September 4, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Tuesday, September 5, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 9, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 16, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, September 19, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 23, 11 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, September 26 PERFORMANCE at 7 pm; actor call at 4 pm

Tech/Dress: TBD

PERFORMANCE: September 25 at 7 pm. Actor call on the day of performance is 4 pm.

THE LIST will be Parley's 37th 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
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Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Please note: We encourage ALL ethnicities and ALL gender identities to audition for any role!

JANET (female, 30 – 40): Janet is a married mother of two. She converted to Islam when she married Farhad, an Iranian-American man, and is active in her local mosque.

MARK (male, 30 – 40): Mark is single and an enthusiastic American. He owns a gun, attends conservative protests, and believes America is the best country in the world.

BRUCE (male, 50 – 60): Bruce is an aging widower and hippie with an adult daugh-ter and a granddaughter. He has never let go of his appreciation for marijuana, be-lieving it to be a harmless drug.

Audition/Interview Dates:
We are seeking VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ONLY for first round auditions. The deadline to submit a video audition is FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 at 10 pm.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

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 FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 at 10 pm.

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

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