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Casting Six Roles for “The Weather Man” (full length play) (Seattle, WA)

Theatre of Possibilities is currently casting six roles for a staged reading of ‘The Weather Man’ in April, with the possibility for casting in a full production later this year. A shortened 60 minute version of ‘The Weather Man’ is currently under consideration for production in Bumbershoot on the TPS stage, and if it is selected, actors from this audition will be welcomed back for the Bumbershoot production.

‘The Weather Man’ is an original play by local playwright Elizabeth Sparenberg. It is a Seattle-inspired satire on drug addiction, in which sunshine is bagged and sold on the streets. An early draft of ‘The Weather Man’ was given a staged reading at the 2003 FringeACT Festival (directed by Amy Wheeler)

CHARACTERS:

Mark (lead)-playable age 15-17, grew up in the “yuppie” part of town, but finds himself seeking out sunshine on the streets. The plays focuses on his trajectory into addiction.

The Weather Man-playable age 35-50, the dealer. This character requires a strong actor who can play the character with sympathy and not just portray him as a “bad guy.”

Astro-playable age 25-35, guide to the streets and The Weather Man’s runner, severely addicted to sunshine. This character speaks with extremely stylized diction, and is probably the most difficult role in the play, so we are seeking a bold actor for Astro.

Lucille-playable age early-mid 50s (note: this role is cut from the festival production, but will be re-instated in the full production later this year). Mark’s mom, she is very loving and in denial about her son’s behavior.

Judy-playable age early 40s. Judy is Mark’s eccentric aunt, a former addict who has a history with The Weather Man. She catches Mark when he begins taking sunshine, and struggles throughout the play with helping him.

Di-playable age early-mid 20s. Di is a street punk who is addicted to sunshine and sometimes prostitutes herself to get it. She is also Astro’s girlfriend.

AUDITIONS will be held FRIDAY MARCH 19th, from 4-6pm at the Seattle Public Library Central Library (1000 4th ave), in the Performance Arts Space on the 8th floor.

Please come prepared to read sides from the script; if you are interested in a specific role and would like to read it ahead of time, please contact us.

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If you cannot make these auditions, but are still interested in a role, please contact Elizabeth to possibly set up another audition.

PROJECT: “THE WEATHER MAN”

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER AUDITIONS

LOCATION: SEATTLE, WA

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