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The Realistic Joneses
Eastside Actors' Lab

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  • The Realistic Joneses
  • Eastside Actors' Lab
  • Equity/Non-AEA Theatre
  • Theater or Stage
  • Open to All
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 11, 2019
  • Project Ends: Sep 29, 2019


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  • Contact Person: Aaron Shabansky
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    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Kirkland, Washington

    Submission instructions:
    Email headshot and resume

Eastside Actors’ Lab is auditioning now for its fall production, The Realistic Joneses, directed by Andrew Galteland. Auditions will occur Tuesday, June 25, in Kirkland, Washington. Audition times will be offered in 10 minute increments between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Actors will be asked to read from sides, which will be provided to actors.

The character descriptions, together with the production details, are below. If you want to be considered for casting purposes, please email your headshot and resume to the Production Manager, Aaron Shabansky, at aaronshabansky@gmail.com.

Eastside Actors’ Lab values creativity and values actors’ work. We are a new organization, however, currently in its freshman fundraising years. As a result Eastside Actors’ Lab will not offer compensation for this production. But the production will nonetheless offer much to its creative team: Eastside Actors’ Lab intends to challenge antiquated assumptions about storytelling and the creative process in general and to build a better way to tell stories. In the end, the goal is to produce a well-told, incredibly well-acted production.

Production Details
The Realistic Joneses
September 26-29, 2019
Theatre33, Bellevue

Rehearsal Details
Rehearsal Period begins August 11 (off-book)
Rehearsals will be scheduled with the Director

Character & Story Descriptions
Bob Jones (married to Jennifer Jones), male, late 30s, 40s
Jennifer Jones (married to Bob Jones), female, late 30s, 40s
John Jones (married to Pony Jones), male, late 30s, 40s
Pony Jones (married to John Jones), female, late 30s, 40s

The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, is a comedic play about two couples, both with the last name Jones, who wrestle with major mid-life issues, including degenerative disease. Touching and hilarious, this quirky play strikes a balance between the tragedy and the comedy of life in the 21st century.

The Realistic Joneses is presented in a series of twelve realistic, mostly comic scenes. We meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. This play presents philosophical musings and character-driven humor. It celebrates the simple joy of life while suggesting that we should enjoy the amazing life that comes our way, however long it lasts.

 

Other details:
Eastside Actors’ Lab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides actor training and production to the under-served communities east of Seattle (Kirkland, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, Redmond, etc.). The Lab believes that a diverse collection of actors of all gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and cultural background will promote a rich artistic integrity for the community’s benefit.

Of Ritual, Of Magic, Of Enchantment

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Bob Jones (married to Jennifer Jones), male, late 30s, 40s

Jennifer Jones (married to Bob Jones), female, late 30s, 40s

John Jones (married to Pony Jones), male, late 30s, 40s

Pony Jones (married to John Jones), female, late 30s, 40s

Audition/Interview Dates:
June 25, 2019

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
TBD

Audition Requirements:
Readings from script, which will be provided beforehand

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