by David Lindsay-Abaire
Auditions: Friday, Dec. 8., 6-9:30 p.m. in Tacoma Hall
Callbacks: Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon
First read-through: Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
Rehearsal times: Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Production dates: Fridays and Saturdays, March 8, 9, 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, March 10 and 17, 2 p.m.; Thursday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.
Characters in the play:
As written, roles for five performers, two swing
Becca – Howie's wife, late 30s
Izzy – Becca's irresponsible but well-wishing sister, 30s. She is pregnant throughout the play.
Howie – Becca's husband, late 30s
Nat – Izzy and Becca's mother, 60s.
Jason Willette – 17-year-old boy
Please complete the Audition Form by clicking HERE.
Audition sides will be available on the Call Board by the Stage II door in Cowles Auditorium.
At the audition:
The director will talk briefly about the play and characters and then lead everyone in a group warm up. He will explain what is expected of you and then instruct everyone to pair up with someone that has a matching "side" for their audition. After the pairing, auditioners will return to the stage manager table to place their name on a list to be called in by order. Some may be asked to read with multiple partners, so come ready to play!
Auditions will be held by using printed "sides” which will be available on the Call Board in Cowles Auditorium (by the Stage II door).
Dress comfortably, but please, no loud graphic tee-shirts or excessive dress. Solid color, nondescript clothing you can move freely in is preferred.
About the director, Chris Hansen:
Chris most recently directed his own written work, Another One, in collaboration with three ASL interpreters, live from New York on Spokane Falls Community College's virtual main stage in fall 2021. He is a resident Spokanite and a current lecturer here at Whitworth. He has also been an adjunct instructor at SFCC for the past nine years. His acting credits cross both film and theatre and include multiple children's tours with CDA Summer Theatre. Chris performed in the first Off-Broadway cast of Peter and the Starcatcher in Seattle, Leavenworth and Coeur d'Alene. He is a NISOD Excellence Medallion recipient for his teaching and a perpetual helping hand to the greater Spokane theatre community wherever possible.
As a director, Chris has worked predominantly in newer works and classicals, having directed sold-out productions at Stage Left and other venues. No matter the style, he looks to bring actors toward a place of empathetic action in order to bring his audiences toward an empathetic response!
Content Warning: This play is rated R for language, drug use and emotional content.