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The Underbelly; Stories of the American Dream
Karen DeMasters

  • The Underbelly; Stories of the American Dream
  • Karen DeMasters
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union; Open to All
  • Seattle , WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 11, 2018
  • Project Ends: Sep 9, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Becaley Elsie
  • Primary Phone: (206)773-9644
  • Secondary Phone: (206)601-2402
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  • Mailing Address:

    1411 Boylston Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Sat. Aug. 11th at Queen Anne library meeting room 400 W. Garfield St.
    Mon. Aug. 13th at TPS Studio G

This is a staged reading of a new play I have written. It is a fictional interpretation of U.S. history written by one of the plays characters.


Other details:
If you want to see the script send an e-mail to


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
2007 characters
ALYSSA – female, late thirties – early forties, mother of Jason, ex-wife of Ryan, writer and director for local ministry, 25 or 26 in Act 1, Scene 2

JASON – male, 18 – 23, Alyssa & Ryan’s son, college student/intern 6 years old in Act 1 Scene 2

RYAN – male, 40 – 45, Alyssa’s ex-husband, CEO of Silverman- Baggs mid to late forties in Act 1 Scene 2

RANDY – male, 40-45, pastor

SEAN – male, 40 – 45, CFO of Silverman- Baggs, Jason’s godfather

MIKE – male, any adult age, homeless

ANGELA – female, any adult age, homeless

1858 characters

HOWARD – male, early forties, Amanda’s husband, Jonathan’s father, lawyer, plantation owner

AMANDA – female, late thirties, Howard’s wife, Jonathan’s mother,

JONATHAN male, 10 years old, Amanda and Howard’s son

ELLIE – female, black slave, later thirties

STEPHEN – male, twenties, federal marshal

MR TRAVIS - male, fifties, small farm

DOCTOR – male, twenties

1930 characters

ARCHIBALD – male, early forties, Elizabeth and Gregory’s father

ELOISE – female, early thirties, family friend

ELIZABETH – female, 16, Archibald’s daughter

GREGORY – male, 10, Archibald’s son

Audition/Interview Dates:
Sat. Aug. 11th 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Mon. Aug. 13th 7 - 9 PM

Audition Requirements:
prepare a 2 minute monologue, but also be prepared for a cold read from the script

Monetary compensation:

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