Quill Theatre holding open auditions for ‘American Buffalo’ & ‘Stupid F**king Bird’
The Quill Theatre (formerly Hen/Shakes) has an exciting season lined up, and they’re holding open auditions for two of their future plays in the coming weeks. Check out details below and break a leg!
American Buffalo by David Mamet
Directed by Daniel Moore
October 1 – 24, 2015
You make your own right and wrong.
During a single day in an unremarkable junk shop on a nondescript street in Chicago in the mid-70s, three small-time would-be crooks scramble to pull off a fast heist for easy money. As they plan the unlikely caper, an increasing tension between them tests their friendship and threatens to shatter everything they fight for. Hilarious and appalling, this brute race for a lowlife version of the American dream is brilliantly syncopated by Mamet’s rapid-fire two-bit bum’s lingo. Adult themes and language.
At TheatreLab – 300 E. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23219
Donny (Male – mid50′s to early 60′s): Owner of the “re-sale” shop where the play happens. Solid. Stoic. For the most part cautious and unflappable. Resigned to the life he has.
Teach (Male – early 50′s): Antsy, angry and aggressive. Could he be violent? Wants something better and wants it now. Lives by his own made up creed and oblivious to the moral contradictions that creed creates. Ultimately all bark with very little bite.
Bobby (Male – early to mid 20′s): Naïve. Confused. Rudderless. Needy with a good heart.
Stupid F**king Bird by Aaron Posner
Directed by Jon Kretzu
January 7 - 30, 2016
Here we ARE. Here WE are. HERE we are.
Winner of the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play! An exquisitely narcissistic
family of directors, actors, and admirers warily orbit, swoop, dive and devour one another as they grapple with the fatal truth that life goes on, no matter what. Loosely inspired by Chekhov’s classic The Seagull, this is a powerful, sharply contemporary re-imagining of the eternal struggle between artists and those who both inspire and are destroyed by them. Posner has created a unique metatheatrical experience that swings wildly between farcical hilarity, searing heartbreak and an intensely intimate exploration of the thin line that separates audience and actor. One of the hottest new plays in American theatre!
Doyle (Male mid 30s to early 40s) enigmatic / sensual / magnetic – a rumpled, passive-aggressive seducer with a silver tongue and the boundless ego of the self-centered artist.
Dev (Male 30 something) loving / sensitive / ironic – a romantic clown with the soulful depth of a poet must be able to sing well in a jazz/blues style. Must be able to play electric bass well or learn.
Sorin (Male 60 to 75) irascible / caring / full of life – an aging lion at the end of his days and roaring against it.
Auditions: Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 2pm and Sunday, May 31st from7pm to10pm
Location: Battery Park Christian Church - 4201 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
- Please prepare a one to two minute memorized contemporary monologue
- Please bring one headshot and resume
- All acting positions are paid.
- Equity contracts are available for this show.
- No conflicts will be accepted 3 weeks prior to opening week.
- Callbacks will be June 1st and 2nd in the evening.
To schedule an audition slot, please contact Brittany Keegan at: Brittany@QuillTheatre.org. Please indicate which play(s) you would like to read for and the audition date you would like. No phone calls please.
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