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Audition Details for An Evening of One Acts, May 2019

Published: January 21, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to audition for the following five One Act plays to be presented May 9-12, 2019 at MuCCC! Auditions will take place on Feb 4-5, 2019 at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N Chestnut St, Rochester. Please plan to arrive at 6:30pm to complete the audition form and review the scripts. Auditions will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

No need to prepare any material in advance, selections from each play will be provided to read. You will be reading for all five directors at once, for one or several of the plays. This helps keep things moving along efficiently. You may be cast in more than one play, but we strongly recommend limiting your participation to two.

"The Burning’s Bush" written and directed by Tyler Wolff

Plot: A private detective and his protégé out on a job meet a variety of characters who are out with a slightly different agenda.

Characters: Written as four men and one woman, but genders and ages are pretty flexible and will be cast at the Director's discretion.

There will be a fair amount of crouching and/or kneeling in the scene, please consider this when auditioning.

"Night Walking" written by Frank Canino, directed by Nick Russo

Plot: A wife discovers that her husband goes to parks for sexual encounters with other men, and must decide how she will react to this.

Characters: SHE - WIFE: 20's-40's- literate, curious and vulnerable, dedicated to books, new ideas and recipes.

HE - HUSBAND: 20's-40's- a high school teacher who doesn't like his students, and who cannot deal with his sexuality.

FRIEND: 20's-40's - female, humorous but tough and determined in her radical politics and ability to make personal confrontations.

"The College on Level Z" written by Ariel and Matt Sanders, directed by Justin Rielly

Plot: Wanda, a young parking valet for a hotel, sneaks away for a break on the garage’s lowest level and she finds Edna, who claims to be a college president, and learns a lesson in life in this philosophical comic play.

Characters: FEMALE: Early- to Mid-20's FEMALE: Mid- to Late-30's

"The Epsilon Effect" written by David Kent, directed by S. Michael Smith

Plot: A brilliant-but-awkward scientist, an unemployed librarian, and a 17th-century Puritan walk into a bar... A fast-paced comedy about family, science, and finding your place in the world.

Characters: MALE: Late 40's to 50's MALE: Late 20's to 30's FEMALE: Late 20's to 30's

"Good Intentions" written and directed by Briar-Rose Murphy

Plot: Two former best friends from college run into each other unexpectedly at a mutual acquaintance's party years later, only to rekindle old hurts that were a result of one's good intentions.

Characters: LEAH: A late 20-something bisexual woman from Seneca Falls, NY. Works as an adjunct professor. Stylish and articulate. Any ethnicity.

MONA: A late 20-something gay woman from the Bronx. Works as a photojournalist. Warm and earthy. Any ethnicity.

GREY: A late 20-something straight man from Philadelphia. Works in a museum. Awkward but friendly. Any ethnicity.

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