The Titanic Theater Company presents…
AUDITIONS: THE RETURN TO MORALITY
A political satire by Jamie Pachino
Directed by Michelle M. Aguillon
Auditions are by appointment only and will take place on Saturday, June 4th at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Actors of all color/gender/age are encouraged to audition, and must be versatile, play multiple roles, and play a wide age range.
Audition slots are as follows (be prepared to stay for the entire timeslot):
10:30 AM - 12 Noon
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:00 PM
If necessary, callbacks will take place the same day (June 4th) 3:30 – 5:00 PM.
To schedule an appointment, contact Phil Thompson at Phil@titanictheatre.org and indicate your preferred timeslot and role. Include your headshot and resume.
Actors will audition in groups of 8-10, be given the opportunity to read multiple roles, and will consist of readings from the script. To peruse a copy, contact Phil Thompson at Phil@titanictheatre.org
Rehearsals begin mid-July, taking place 3 to 4 times a week on weeknights/one weekend day, depending on the availability of the cast.
Performances are at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, from Thursday, September 8th through Sunday, September 25th, with evening performances on Wednesdays-Saturday, and matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
About the play…
A lightning-paced political satire about the unraveling of a well-meaning liberal, caught in the maelstrom of his own good intentions. Tracing the fast rise and even faster downfall of college professor Arthur Kellogg, the play follows the publication of his first book, a scathing satire of the religious right. When the novel "accidentally" gets published as non-fiction, it spins out of his control and is embraced as a manifesto by the far right and militia groups -- turning Arthur into the poster boy for all he once sought to fight. Before Arthur has a chance to fix the book's misrepresentation, he winds up interviewed by 60 Minutes, abandoned by his wife, and ultimately blackmailed into giving the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, live, with unanticipated results.
Note: the roles of Man #1 (Arthur Kellogg), Man #2 (Amando Le Becque, et al), and Woman #1 (Jo Kellogg, Arthur's wife) have already been cast.
Open Roles (non-equity) are as follows:
• Man #3 (African American): Ike Lazarus, a talk show host; Ed Bradley, 60 Minutes investigative journalist; Reporter #2; Bartender; Police Officer
• Woman #2 (age 20s): Lily, Arthur's personal assist; Sharon, Ike Lazarus' makeup artist, Beverly/Mindy, a fan (mature looking teen)
• Woman #3 (age 30s-40s): Marge, Le Becque's secretary; Diane Arthurs department chair; Bobbi, line producer on the Lazarus show; Reporter #3; Police Officer; Nurse