Equality Productions announces auditions for virtual recordings of two episodes from the TV series: THE GOLDEN GIRLS in honor of LBGTQ Pride Month (June):
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC: Dorothy’s college friend Jean comes for a visit and Dorothy decides not to tell Blanche and Rose that Jean is a lesbian. Jean confides to Dorothy that she’s in love with Rose. Meanwhile, Sophia rents X-rated movies.
SISTERS OF THE BRIDE: Blanche’s brother Clayton arrives with a big surprise: his boyfriend, Doug. Blanche claims to have accepted Clay’s sexual orientation, but witnessing his relationship throws her for a curve. Meanwhile, Rose is determined to win the “Volunteer of the Year” award.
- BLANCHE is a vivacious, slightly promiscuous Southerner with a flair for younger men.
- CLAYTON is Blanche’s younger brother. According to Blanche, he is just as “great looking, charming and irresistible to men” as his sister. Clayton, a divorcee, came into his own and proudly so as a gay man.
- DOROTHY is a no-nonsense woman who worked as a teacher.. She often delivers stinging insults and sharp punchlines.
- JEAN is intelligent and warm, but quiet compared to the lead quartet.
- ROSE is a well-intentioned but very daffy woman who didn’t always understand the intricacies of speech.
- SOPHIA is Dorothy’s mother and is as sharp-tongued as her daughter.
All the characters are in their 60’s, except for Clayton who is 45-55 and Sophia who is in her 80s. All gender identities are welcome to audition for any role.
The productions will benefit Ohio community theaters and therefore these roles are non-paid. The director, Richard Zenk, expects to begin rehearsals the week of June 29 with recordings the week of July 12th. Actors will be responsible for their costumes, hair, and makeup. Some assistance can be provided with wigs.
Email your theater resume and 1-minute video audition by June 24 to equalityproductionscincy.com. State your name and the role for which you are auditioning at the start of the recording. Then record yourself in the character you chose. Do an internet search for inspiration.
“Let me tell you girls the three most important things I learned about life: number one, hold fast to your friends; number two, there’s no such thing as security; and number three, don’t go see Ishtar. Woof.” – Sophia
“Boy, I remember when I was a little girl we’d get depressed. Grandma could always cheer us up. She’d take out her dentures and she’d take a healthy swig from the aquarium, and then she’d put a flashlight under a chin, and we could watch the goldfish swim from cheek to cheek. We could have watched it all day… but visiting hours were only from ten to four.” – Rose
“My first was Billy. Oh, I’ll never forget it! That night under the dogwood tree, the air thick with perfume, and me with Billy. Or Bobby? Yes, that’s right, Bobby! Or was it Ben? Oh who knows, anyway, it started with a B.” – Blanche
“Rose, he left me 38 years later for a stewardess that he met on a business trip to Hawaii. It was her first flight. They said, ‘On arrival, give the passengers a lei.’ She got confused, he got lucky, and they now live on Maui.” — Dorothy