Open auditions for the final show of The Community Players 2015-16 season will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10th, with callbacks being on Wednesday May 11th if necessary. The show will feature the top three finishers in The First Annual New One Act Play Festival. Playwrights from around the state were encouraged to submit their previously unpublished, unproduced one act plays, which were in turn scored by a panel of independent judges. The prize for the top three scoring plays was having the world premiere of the play produced by TCP.
The brief description and the character breakdowns for the top three plays are as follows:
Damascus by Vince Flynn
A man falls in love with his daughter’s teacher, but there is a hitch…she’s a nun.
Ann O'Brian: an attractive nun in her thirties; intelligent, sensitive; high school English teacher at Carrie's school.
Jack Gaffney: a lawyer in his forties; charismatic, self-assured. Carrie's father.
Carrie Gaffney: a girl, fifteen, or actor who can play fifteen; a high school student. Enthusiastic; innocent rather than cynical.
Gina Bommarito: sixties-seventies. A nun and a high school science teacher at Carrie's school. A no-nonsense realist.
Free by Leslie Powell
How far would you go to protect your lover? But is it protection she wants? or vengeances? Two women lovers face a dilemma when Lynn's ex-boyfriend is freed from jail and moves back home, too close for comfort. Will the two women ever be free of him and fear? And at what price will their freedom come?
Lynn: in her 20's a bit insecure, a bit unsure of herself. Vulnerable, struggling to be strong.
Jeanette: 30's -40's, substantial, worldly, loving, mature, reasonable.
Kyle: late 20's to late 30's good-looking, charming, cocky, dangerous, sinister.
Internal Dialogues by Gavin Kayner
Interior Dialogues is play involving six characters - three couples at various stages in their relationships who have come to an impasse, and in their conflicted silences, they speak their minds. Is anyone listening?
Not Worth the Trouble -
William - a man in his 20's, alone and confounded
Eva - a woman in her 20's -30's, a working class female who's a bit world-weary
All Out of Words
Andrew - a man in his 30's (40"s) - a scientist involved in brain research - uncomfortable regarding matters of the heart.
Rebecca - a woman in her 30's (40's?) - a professor of languages who came to love late - Andrew's wife
Before This Day is Done
Ella - a mature woman well worn by her advanced years and farm work - Fred's long-time wife
Fred - a mature male well worn by his age and hard work
Those wishing to audition should come prepared to cold read from the scripts. You may be asked to read for more than one of the shows. If you would like to read for a specific part, please let the stage manager know.
Audition times will be from 7-9pm, Monday and Tuesday May 9 and 10 with call back’s if needed on Wednesday, May 11th. They are being held at The Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.
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