Open audition notice for OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR by Richard Greenberg
Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Jan 14 & 15, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Mar 1-17, 2019
The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org
Directed by Patrick Allyn Hayes
Produced by Christina Tomazinis
Anna is in the hospital having the latest of her frequent deathbed scenes, and this one looks like it may be the real deal. She makes a shocking confession to her grown children about an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.
• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
• Please provide a list of all known conflicts.
A woman perpetually dying. Anna is a woman in her mid-sixties who, after years of hiding, admits to an affair she had when her two children were young. In her youth she was a beauty and even now retains some of that elegant sophistication. She knows how to pose. Anna didn’t do anything extraordinary in her life but decides to make up for it by, perhaps, re-editing the past.
Anna’s son. Late thirties to mid-forties. He makes his living writing obituaries. As a boy he attended Julliard studying the viola. He has difficulties with relationships and, perhaps, some of Anna’s coldness rubbed off on him.
Anna’s daughter, Seth’s Sister. She lives in California, as far away from the family one could be without leaving the country. Let that tell you something. She has a child of her own and a challenging relationship with her partner. Abby is more boisterous and animated than Seth.
-) Lover/Dad (Abe):
This actor plays both the mysteriously romantic Lover and her loveless husband in the past. The Lover is an “Urban Gentleman” and Abe has grown tired of Anna and her theatrics.
*Director’s note: Everyone is Jewish(ish)
For more information please contact:
Producer Christina Tomazinis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The show runs weekends Mar 1-17, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
*Children under seven will not be admitted
Individual tickets on sale now
Senior (60 or older): $17
Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
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– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show
* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.
for more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org