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Bounce (A staged reading)
Brown Soul Productions

  • Bounce (A staged reading)
  • Brown Soul Productions
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 23, 2019
  • Project Ends: Aug 26, 2019


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  • Contact Person: Alma Davenport
  • Primary Phone: 202-299-4819
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  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Submission instructions:
    Email Alma for an appointment at: alma@brownsoulproductions.org. If you have a headshot and resume please send it, but it is not required.

This is a staged reading of a new play written by Somnia Mari Feral.

The reading will take place on the evening of Monday, August 26th in the Black Box Theater in the Armory at Seattle Center.

This play is being workshopped in preparation for a full production in 2020.

Here is a brief Synopsis:

Monica’s struggle with depression leads her back to a very conservative church. She becomes an unlikely first lady and finds herself pulled between her jealous best friend and an emotionally abusive husband. Will she choose one of them, or will she finally learn to love herself?

 

Other details:
You need to be available to rehearse on August 23rd, August 24th and August 25th. Some roles will need more time than others so depending on the role, there can be some flexibility in rehearsal schedule.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
MONICA: (20’s Black-American Woman, uses some profanity) Mother of two daughters. She has received in-patient care as a result of her depression. She seeks love from outer sources and relationships as a result of being raised by an emotionally unavailable single mother. Monica is very vulnerable emotionally and gullible. She fears being alone due to the abandonment that she experienced as a child.

GERALD AKA APOSTLE: (40’s-50’s Black-American Man) Pastor of Brighter Glory. Father of an adult son who still lives at home. Sensitive emotionally but does his best to never allow himself to appear vulnerable. Old fashioned in his views around relationships. He believes that women are the weaker sex and men are in charge. Providing for his family is a major source of pride for Gerald and it is how he validates himself.

RITA: (20’s-early 30’s Black-American Woman, uses lots of profanity) Monica’s best friend. Very abrasive and fun personality. Protective of Monica. Speaks her mind unapologetically and has no concept of being what others may deem appropriate. She is also deeply in love with Monica.

JOYCE: (40’s-50’s Woman. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition) Gerald’s wife. Dotes on her family. Takes her role as the First Lady of Brighter Glory very seriously.

EVELYN: (Late 40’s to early 60’s Black-American woman) Monica’s mother. Strong, confident and somewhat cold. No-nonsense and controlling.

DONTE: (Early 20’s. Black-American Man, uses some profanity and displays suggested violence in one scene) Gerald and Joyce’s son. Puts on a rough exterior and a thuggish persona to distance himself from being the son of a pastor. Has suffered emotionally from being a ‘preachers kid’ due to the pressure of being expected to carry himself a certain way.

CARLA: (Early 20’s Woman. All ethnicities encouraged to audition for this role, is the recipient of suggested violence in one scene) Donte’s girlfriend and mother of his son. Lives with Dante at Gerald’s house and is the breadwinner of her and Donte’s family.

CHARLOTTE: (20’s-30’s woman. All ethnicities encouraged to audition) Monica’s Co-Worker. Friendly, but not a close friend.

GLEN: (20’s-40’s woman. All ethnicities encouraged to audition) Gerald’s mistress. This actress will most likely be double cast as Charlotte.

Audition/Interview Dates:
email for appointment

Audition Requirements:
Be prepared to read from sides provided prior to audition

Monetary compensation:
Yes. A stipend of $100-$150 per actor depending on role.

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