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About Marilyn
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  • About Marilyn
  • Parley
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Sep 30, 2017
  • Project Ends: Oct 30, 2017
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Julieta Vitullo, associate playwright
  • Primary Phone: 360-860-1850
  • Email
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

PARLEY is casting the world premiere workshop of About Marilyn, a new play by associate playwright Julieta Vitullo and directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth.

 

Other details:
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 consecutive weeks in order to allow the playwright ample time to observe the process, absorb the actors' discoveries and challenges, and use that information to inform and inspire a revision process. In the final week, we perform and celebrate.

MISSION:
Parley is a weekly playwrights' group as well as a producing entity. The term "parley" 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 willingness 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.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
TONY ROMANO: Italian American male. Oldest brother, forty years old. Derisive, sarcastic and foulmouthed. He loses his temper easily but he can also be lighthearted and joke around. He was born in Italy during WWII and was brought to the U.S. at the age of two, when the family emigrated.

GEORGE ROMANO: Italian American male. Middle brother, three years younger than TONY. He was born in New Jersey. Serious and apathetic. He hardly ever smiles. He has an “I’ve been there done that” kind of attitude that doesn’t match his actual life experience but, when he cares about something, he does so deeply.

MARILYN ROMANO: Italian American female. Youngest sister, almost twenty years old, in a wheel chair. She was born in New Jersey. She is good spirited and proper, polite and well-mannered.
(ALREADY CAST)

About Marilyn: rehearsal dates

9/30 11AM - 1 PM
10/3 8:30 - 10:30 PM
10/7 11 AM - 1 PM
10/10 8:30 - 10:30 PM
10/14 11AM - 1 PM
10/21 11AM - 1 PM
10/23 8:30 - 10:30 PM
10/24 8:30 - 10:30 PM
10/28 10 AM - 2 PM
10/30 4 - 9:30 PM PERFORMANCE

Audition/Interview Dates:
email

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
n/a

Audition Requirements:
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Contact parleyplays@gmail.com to request audition sides and we will send them ASAP.
No fancy equipment required! You can use your smart phone and record your audition 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 potential conflicts when you submit.
4. Email your video in Quicktime (or comparably simple) format or a YouTube/Vimeo/similar link of your recording to parleyplays@gmail.com by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 10 pm.

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

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