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Auditions for “Distracted” – Oakland, CA

Project: “Distracted”
Location: Oakland, CA

The Piedmont Players, a community theatre, is seeking actors for Lisa Loomer’s Distracted, directed by Sharon Robinson. The play rehearses February-April, and performs May 1-10. A small stipend for transportation costs is available.

Auditions are Thursday 1/22 7-9:30pm, and there is a possible callback Saturday 1/25 from 10-12. Interested actors of all ages and ethnicities should contact via the submission form below with audition availability, and any questions regarding the production.

Here’s the story:
What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. Throughout, Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?

Character Breakdown:

MAMA – Smart, warm, wry, mid 30’s to late 40s. Any ethnicity.

DAD – A guy’s guy, mid 30’s to late 40s. bright, with quick impulses. Any ethnicity.

JESSE – Boy 9 to 12. Any ethnicity.

SHERRY – A well-off suburban mother who wants the very best for her kids. Late 30’s to early 50s. Any ethnicity.

VERA – A neighbor. Mid 30’s to late 40s. Any ethnicity.

NATALIE – A teenager with big mood swings. 15-25 years old. Any ethnicity.

DR. ZAVALA/WAITRESS /CAROLYN – female, any age, any ethnicity

MRS. HOLLY /DR. WALLER /NURSE – female, any age, any ethnicity

DR. DANIEL BRODER/DR. JINKS/DR. KARNES/ ACTOR WITH ADD – male, any age, any ethnicity

Project: “Distracted”
Location: Oakland, CA
Audition Date: January 22
Casting Categories: Lead Roles / Young Talent Auditions / Theater Auditions

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