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Story So Far (musical workshop/stage reading)
Bad Time Friend @ Pocket Theatre

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  • Story So Far (musical workshop/stage reading)
  • Bad Time Friend @ Pocket Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Nov 18, 2017
  • Project Ends: Dec 16, 2017


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  • Contact Person: Michael
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Audition via email.
    Callbacks announced before 11/14/17

Story So Far is a new musical (in workshop) that uses dark humor and folk-rock musicality to explore the functions and dysfunctions within a modern working class American family. The story follows Ashlee and Will Michaelson as they work through old traumas and memories, striving to hold together their family following the death of their father.

**Trigger Warning** Some of the materials will include: Substance abuse, domestic violence, and other instances of abuse or aggression.

The workshop of this new musical will be minimalist and intimate, consisting of a month of script workshop and music rehearsal that will culminate in a staged reading at the Pocket Theatre. This reading will include some minimal blocking/music and will be followed by a 45 minute talk back session with the audience.

Rehearsals start: Friday, November 17th
Performance date: Saturday, December 16th @ 8:30pm

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
**All characters use profane language and interact with potentially triggering themes**

Looking for actors who willing and capable of portraying complex and flawed characters.
All characters have songs, but singing ability is not strictly necessary for the staged reading.
No characters are restricted to any specific ethnicity.
All roles open.


Ashlee (Ash): Female. The oldest sibling in the Michaelson family. Stubborn and critical, but well meaning and usually right. Strong and a little numb. Engaged to Raya. (Stage kissing/mild physical intimacy) (24-30)

William Jr (Will): Male. The middle child. Full of rage and resentment, but clever and compassionate. Hides everything with humor. Dreamer. (Plays guitar)(Stage Combat)(20-25)

Cassidy (Cass): Not gender specific. The youngest sibling, named after Butch Cassidy. Sarcastic and desensitized, but funny and hopeful. A living contradiction. Current heir to the emotional labor of the family (Stage Combat)(13-16)

Donna: Female. The matriarch of the Michaelson family. Unhinged, codependent, and alcoholic- but loving and passionate. Disarmingly humorous. (Substance use)(40-50)

William Sr (Bill): Male. The patriarch. Rocker/Biker, many tattoos. Self employed working class mechanic. Definitely an asshole but loves his family. The Sea-Wolf embodied. Dead. (Stage Combat)(Plays guitar)(45-55)

Raya: Female. Engaged to Ash. Very much a “Progressive Youth” from the city. Caring and loyal, but has trouble sympathizing with the dynamics of lower class rural living. (Stage kissing/mild physical intimacy)(20-25)

Dusty: Male. A cousin adopted as a member of the family. Stands in the undefined region of kinship; is he more a cousin, brother, or uncle? Working class wisdom. Easygoing and open minded. Works for Bill.(Stage Combat) (25-35)

Narrator: Not gender specific. An actor who can give life to stage directions, which will be read at the beginnings of each scene and some other significant moments.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Submit emailed audition by 11/12/17

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
In person callbacks will be held 11/17/17

Audition Requirements:
Please submit auditions by email. Emails should include:

- Potential schedule conflicts
- Parts you are interested in
- Head shot/Resume
- Attachment/link of video of you performing a short contemporary monologue (3 mins max)
- Attachment/link of video of you performing vocally. (If you are auditioning as a singing actor) (3 min max)
- Any other relevant performance reference material (instrumental performance, reels, portfolios, etc.) (Optional)

Direct audition emails, questions, or concerns to badtimefriend@gmail.com

Monetary compensation:
N/A

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