Laughing Matter takes place backstage during a standup show, as two exes meet for the first time since their breakup. One of them is a local emcee, while the other returns as a more successful comic, touring with the headliner. Interspersed between the various standup performances, including their own, they find out neither are ready for that first conversation.
Written by Greg Klein and directed by Lindsay McKenna.
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To be performed as part of Long Fringe for the 2020 Frontera Fest, January 20 – February 2. Dates TBA, but there will be four performances at the Ground Floor Theatre between either 1/22-1/25 or 1/29-2/2.
Auditions will be held Saturday, October 12th, 10:15 am - 12:30 pm, at the Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78744. Actors will be cold reading from a script – sides will be provided.
Rehearsal information: Rehearsals will begin late October running through festival start. M-W evenings only, no weekend commitments will be asked except for weekend prior to festival opening. Week long breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays will be scheduled.
Lucas Franklin – Male, mid 20s to early 30s, no specific demographic. Local comic, a bit complacent.
Kat Callahan – Female, mid-20s to early 30s, no specific demographic. Touring comic, sharp wit.
We do intend to pay our cast, which will be commensurate based on ticket receipts.
To request an audition:
Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: ‘Audition,’ your name, contact info, and a 15 minute time slot you would be available on the 12th between the hours referenced above. If any time works, please list “any time.” Please be sure to attach a resume and headshot. If you do not have a headshot, it is very important a recent picture of some kind is still provided.