The Generic Theater is holding auditions for "BOOM" and "Or,"
BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtreib/Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
Presented by Double Dog Theatre and Generic Theater
Directed by Brendan Hoyle
Dates and Times of Audition:
Mon., Oct. 27 - 7:00pm
Tues., Oct. 28 - 7:00pm
At the Hackney Theater at Norfolk Collegiate School
7336 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
- December 1 through January 29
- No rehearsals December 21-28
At Generic Theater
- January 30 through February 15
Auditionees will read from the scripts. Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. Please check in at 7:00 on the day you wish to audition.
Seeking 2 women and 1 man. The cast of 3 actors will perform in both full length plays. The plays will be presented at alternating performances. Actors will be paid a percentage of the net profit.
Information at www.doubledogtheatre.com
Jo - female - an undergraduate journalism student. Twenties, strong, skeptical, physical. (Played by Actor 1)
Barbara - female - A natural history docent. Forties, buoyant, vulnerable, passionate, grand. (Played by Actor 2)
Jules - male - a marine biology graduate student. Late twenties, uncomfortable, excitable, literal. (Played by Actor 3)
Aphra Behn - female -Playwright, late 20s. (Played by Actor 1)
Nell Gwynne - female - Actress, 20s. (Played by Actor 2)
Maria - female - A Spanish Servant, 50s. (Played by Actor 2)
Lady Davenant - female - Female Aristocrat, 60s. (Played by Actor 2)
Jailer - male - (Played by Actor 3)
Charles II - male - King of England, 30s. (Played by Actor 3)
William Scot - male - Double Agent, 30s. (Played by Actor 3)
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
2 women, 1 man
Sex to Change the Course of the World"—A grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of "no strings attached" sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is that woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one's life, and life as we know it on the planet.
by Liz Duffy Adams
2 women, 1 man
OR, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors' prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell's charms, save Charles' life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy from the playwright The San Francisco Bay Guardian called "an artist of playful and highly literate imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor."