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New York, NY Casting Calls: Seeking Talent for Play “Merry Meeting”

Project: “Merry Meeting”
Casting Calls Category: Theater
Location: New York City/NY

Casting Call Details:

Auditions are being held for Merry Meeting, playing The Riant Theatre’s Summer 2011 Strawberry One-Act Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater.

Author: Jacob Marx Rice
Director: Rebecca Leifer
Producer: Jonathan Jager

Synopsis: A comedy about what happens when a man comes home to find his wife having sex with another man, beats that man unconscious, and then sits down to have a conversation.

Seeking the following roles:

MARK: Male, thirties. Katherine’s husband. Attractive but with a sharp edge to him. Caring but contained and with a cruel sense of humor. He thinks quickly on his feet but takes too much pride in that. Although he certainly has a great deal of self doubt, he is excellent at hiding it and uses his control over his emotion as a way to maintain power.

KATHERINE: Female, thirties. Mark’s wife. Pretty, successful and pissed off. She is Mark’s intellectual and emotional equal but she is less obsessed with beating people over the head with it. Although she is willing to show emotion when it suits her, she is no less obsessed with maintaining power. She is enormously unfulfilled by her marriage.

MICHAEL: Male, twenties. Goes by Ems. Cindy’s boyfriend. Attractive but not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. Naïve but with a big heart, he has some self control issues, particular with regards to the female sex. He is immature, but it is the conscious immaturity of someone who knows that there is no need to grow up yet and loves it.

CINDY: Female, twenties. Michael’s girlfriend. Beautiful and very smart, if perhaps a little flighty. Some people might call her a sex addict, but she considers it to be simply a recognition of what she wants and a comfort with her body. She is used to being the smartest person in a room but people assuming she’s the stupidest.

Rehearsals will be 3-4 days per week from June 21-July 27.
First performance: Thursday July 28, 7pm
There may be additional performances Monday August 1 at 7 or 9pm, Thursday August 4 at 7 or 9pm, Friday August 5 at 7pm or Saturday August 6 at 1pm, and Sunday August 7 at 2pm.
*At each performance, the audience votes for outstanding plays to move on to the next round of performance. Only actors available for all potential performances will be considered*

Auditions will be held June 16, 17, and 18, with callbacks June 19 and 20.

Auditions will be by appointment only. Please submit a headshot/resume with your name and the role you are auditioning for in the subject line.

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Casting Calls
Audition Date: 6/16-6/18
Project: Merry Meeting – Headshot/Resume Request
Location: New York City/NY
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