February 7, 2020

Drama Works Theatre Company – Season Casting Call

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“I Have Before me a Remarkable Document Given to me by a Young Lady From Rwanda” is a deeply satisfying, emotional and at times funny play based on the experiences of the playwright, Sonja Linden. It will be directed by Pat Souney. It is the story of Juliette and Simon. Juliette has escaped the horrors of the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 after her entire Tutsi family has been murdered, except perhaps for her brother. She is now living in a hostel in London where she meets Simon at a refugee center. Simon’s job there is to help the refugees heal by telling their stories in the form of short stories or poems. Juliette however has written a book. It’s in Rwandan of course but she fully expects Simon to be able to get it published.


JULIETTE – An African American, early to mid twenties. The ability to do an accent is necessary.
SIMON – An English poet in his early to mid forties. An English accent may not be necessary.

Auditions will be March 14 and 15 from noon to 4 PM. Performances are May 15,16,17,22,23. Rehearsals start the following week.

“The Christians” by Lucas Hnath, directed by Vanessa Vradenburgh. Performances are July 10,11,12,17,18. Rehearsals start June 8th.
“Ages of the Moon” by Sam Shepard, directed by Pat Souney. Performances are August 21,22,23,28,29. Rehearsals start July 20th.
“It’s Only a Play” by Terrance McNally, Directed by Vanessa Vradenburgh. Performances are October 2,3,4,9,10. Rehearsals start August 31st.
“Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay Abaire, directed by Ed Wilhelms. Performances are November 13,14,15,20,21. Rehearsals start Octoer 12th.

Auditions will be held on April 4th and 5th from 10 AM to 6 PM and if necessary on May 9th and 10th from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Drama Works Theatre in Old Saybrook, Ct. 


Casting the Following:

“THE CHRISTIANS” Auditioning from 5 to 6 PM
PASTORE PAUL – Male to play mid forties to mid fifties. The mega-church pastor.
THE WIFE – Paul’s wife. Mid forties to mid fifties
ASSOCIATE PASTOR – Male to play early to mid thirties.
ELDER – Male to play late fifties to late sixties.
CONGREGANT – Female to play a single mother, mid to late twenties.

“AGES OF THE MOON” Auditioning from 11 AM to 1 PM
Two male actors to play Ames and Byron. Both in their mid fifties to mid sixties. Friends for life. 

“IT’S ONLY A PLAY” Auditioning from 1 to 3 PM 
PETER AUSTIN – The playwright. Everything is riding on tonight.
JULIA BUDDER – The Producer. Attractive and genuinely nice.
IRA DREW – The critic. Wears glasses and has food stains on his tie.
FRANK FINGER – The director. Soon to be knighted.
VIRGINIA NOYES – The star. She has an electronic bracelet on her ankle.
GUS P. HEAD – The temporary help. Fresh off the farm.
JAMES WICKER – The best friend. He used to be a stage actor.

“RABBIT HOLE” Auditioning from 3 to 5 PM
BECCA – Early thirties to mid forties. The mother and wife.
HOWIE – Mid to late forties. The father and husband.
IZZY – Mid to late twenties. Becca’s sister and the aunt.
NAT – Becca’s mother and the grandmother.
JASON – A High School senior, 17 or 18. The driver of the car.
The Drama Works Theatre is located at 323 Boston Post Road #4 Old Saybrook, Ct.
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