2017-2018 Season Auditions
by Jarrott Productions
Southwest Regional premiere: THE FATHER by Florian Zeller, 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play!
“…an astonishingly unguarded play about the cruelties of love and the limits of patience, and the way the child-parent relationships become inverted as old age creeps up and mugs us…” - New York Times
SEMINAR, a provocative new play from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, in which four aspiring novelists sign up for private writing classes with an international literary figure. Innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS FOR JARROTT PRODUCTIONS UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS OF FLORIAN ZELLER’S “THE FATHER” AND THERESA REBECK’S “SEMINAR” WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 6-10PM.
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS.
Auditions will be held at the Huntington-Surrey Prep School, 5206 Balcones drive, Austin TX 78731.
To reserve an appointment time and receive audition sides, please email headshot and resume to email@example.com. 5-minute time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate the role/roles for which you would like to audition.
Call-backs for “THE FATHER” – Sunday, October 29th, 6-10pm
Call-backs for “SEMINAR” – Monday, October 30th, 6-10pm
“THE FATHER” will rehearse January 8- February 7. Runs February 8-March 4, 2018.
The play will be directed by Nick Mayo.
“SEMINAR” will rehearse April 9-May 9. Runs May 10-June 3, 2018.
The play will be directed by Bryan Bradford.
AVAILABLE ROLES FOR “THE FATHER”
THE ROLES OF ANDRE AND ANNE HAVE BEEN CAST
All actors are paid a stipend.
PIERRE (MALE 30-40)
Anne’s partner; he is resentful of Andre’s presence in his home, and is trying to take care of Anne while imposing some boundaries on the old man; he is occasionally cruel and threatening, but genuinely sensitive to Anne’s needs. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
LAURA (Female 30-40)
Professional caretaker; she is kind to Andre and seems to understand him; professional and positive. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
WOMAN (Female 40-50)
Plays a number of characters in the play who Andre experiences as threatening strangers; must have the ability to be both sensitive and sinister, and have a strong presence. Andre experiences her as a stranger because of his dementia, but who are/were known to him. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
MAN (Male 40-50)
Plays a number of characters in the play who Andre experiences as threatening strangers; must have the ability to be both sensitive and sinister and have a strong presence. Andre experiences him as a stranger because of his dementia, but who are/were known to him. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
AVAILABLE ROLES FOR “SEMINAR”
All actors are paid a stipend.
MARTIN (Male 20s)
A writer who is struggling financially; he is afraid to show his work to anyone. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
DOUGLAS (Male 20s)
Nephew of a famous playwright from Harvard. He can actually write but is constantly accused of “name dropping.” Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
IZZY (Female 20s)
Deemed a good writer from the beginning, she is at the center of the group’s romantic conflicts. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
KATE (Female 20s)
Her writing is immediately criticized as having a narrator no one cares about. She constantly tries to prove herself. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
LEONARD (Male late 40s-50s)
The seminar’s professor; he has a long, dramatic history as a writer. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
[poster images via Jarrott Productions]