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The Little Dog Laughed

by Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Christopher Bernhardt

Performance Dates

  • March 23 – April 8, 2018
  • Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm

Audition Dates

  • Mon., Jan. 15, 7:00pm
  • Tues., Jan. 16, 7:00pm
  • Wed., Jan. 17, 7:00pm

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Rehearsals will start January 20, 2018
  • Rehearsals will be scheduled in the evenings on weekdays and some weekend days.
  • Not all characters are called for all rehearsals, but actors should be prepared to be available.
  • Tech week requires all cast and crew the following dates/times:
    Sat., March 10th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
    Sun., March 11th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
    Mon., March 19th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Tues., March 20th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Wed., March 21st 7:00pm – 11:00pm
    Thurs., March 22nd 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Rehearsals will be off site during a lock out from March 12 – 18th.
  • If you have any scheduling conflicts during the rehearsal dates, please note them on your audition form at auditions.
  • E-mail questions to CMBernhardt128 [at] gmail.com
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This is a Non-Equity, non-paid performance role.

If you have questions about the auditions, email CMBerhardt128 [at] gmail.com.

Break a leg!

Synopsis

What happens when an old-fashioned comedy of manners gets dropped into modern Hollywood? You get this scintillating exposé about an up and coming macho heartthrob and his high-flying, fast-talking Hollywood agent who has to pull every trick she can imagine to keep her star client from coming out of the closet.

Preparation

All roles are open and ALL ETHNICITIES are encouraged to audition!

Generic Theater is seeking NON UNION actors to fill roles (see below). Headshots and resumes are encouraged (but not required). Those auditioning are asked to provide all conflicts they may have through April 8, 2018.

What to bring:

  • Yourself;
  • Head shots and resumes are not required but always welcome;
  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

If you have questions about the auditions, reach out to CMBernhardt128 [at] gmail.com.

Roles

Character Breakdowns:

Mitchell – early t0 late 20’s – Up and Coming Heartthrob Actor who has difficulties dealing with the excitement of his life, the newfound pace of his career and being true to what is in his heart and who he really is.

Diane – early 40’s to late 50s – Mitchell’s “no holds bar,” tough as nails agent who knows how to make an actor successful. She knows who Mitchell is but wants and needs to make him the biggest star he can be. She is the driver of Mitchell’s career and will make him successful at any cost.

Ellen – early 20’s – Alex’s girlfriend who is always looking for her next sugar daddy and her way to lead an easy life. She knows what Alex does for a living and is okay with it as long as he always comes home to her.

Alex – early to mid 20’s – Alex is an escort for a career and loves what he does for the fast and good money. He loves his life but feels like something is missing. When he realizes, he is falling in love with one of his clients, he starts to journey along his own path of self-discovery.

 

Rehearsal Schedule:
Rehearsals will begin January 20th and are expected to be scheduled Monday – Thursdays 7:00 – 10:00pm, Sundays 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals until tech week.

Tech week, requires all cast and crew the following dates/times:

Saturday, March 10th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm*
Monday, March 19th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday, March 21st 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Thursday, March 22nd 7:00pm – 11:00pm

*Rehearsals will be held off site during a lockout March 12 – 18th on a tbd basis

Please note any scheduling conflicts on your audition form at auditions or email questions to CMBerhardt128 [at] gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Auditions Are…

April 2, 3, 4, 2018 @ 7:00pm – Hand To God by Robert Askin – Directed by Matthew Friedman

Frequently Asked Questions

So you’re interested in auditioning and not sure what to expect. Here are some the more common questions we receive. If we do not have the answer to your question here on this website then please send us an email at contact [at] generictheater.org.

Remember the most important thing about auditioning at the Generic Theater is that you have Fun.

How do I get the latest details or ask questions?

In the main audition description, there is typically contact information for the director or their designated preferred contact. But the best place to go is our Facebook page. “Like” us for any general updates:

More specifically, there is usually a Facebook event created for each audition, so that is a great place to go and ask questions, which we encourage as the answers will also help other people!

If all else fails, email our main address contact [at] generictheater.org, but be advised occasionally there can be a delay if the team is busy; we’re volunteers!

Who can audition?

Ready for this… ANYONE can audition.

Do I need a head shot?

Headshots and resumes are strongly encouraged but not required.

What should I bring?

Most auditions are first come first serve. If pre-registration is an option, it will be noted in the description. Bring your headshot and resume (encouraged but not required), any sheet music for musical auditions, and a list of potential conflicts with you at the determined check-in time.

How do I prepare?

Electronic scripts are sometimes available for you to peruse; check above. If so, this will provide you an opportunity to get to know and understand the character(s) that you wish to audition for. We also encourage you to do a search online to better understand the script, and if you’re really serious, buy and read your own copy.

Please contact us using the information in the audition notice if you are interested in perusing a copy of the script.

What should I expect?

On the night of auditions, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to give you ample time to complete a short questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to let our directors get to know you and your acting strengths.

Upon completing the questionnaire, you will be asked to wait in a designated waiting area until you are called into the theater to meet the director. The director may choose to speak with you one-on-one or with small groups. You will usually ‘cold read’ samples taken from the script. You may be asked to read multiple times with different groups of actors. For musicals or plays containing singing, you will be asked to provide a vocal sample; check above for details.

Auditions typically run for two days with a third day reserved for call backs, or in some cases for three days with a weekend callback. Call backs require additional readings from the script and may involve other actors.

This is a mere guideline into what you may expect during an audition. Auditions are conducted by the director, so dates and times may fluctuate. Please check the website for the current dates and times of the production you wish to participate.

The only hard rule we have at the Generic Theater is have FUN.

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