Launched the website yesterday so it’s auditions today! We’re having auditions for The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl November 18-19 with callbacks on November 20. And guess what? You don’t have to have a monologue! You’ll be reading sides from the script that we email you prior. Oh, but you DO have to tell a joke. And make it a good one, cuz we love to laugh! We are searching for 2 Latinx actors and 1 mid-50’s male. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way! Below is a complete description of the audition requirements:
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The Clean House
As If Theatre Company
Project Begins: Dec 3, 2018
Project Ends: Feb 24, 2019
Project Website: https://asiftheatre.com
Contact Person: Molly Hall – firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will be in Edmonds. Location will be emailed with sides upon sign-up.
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl: Lane, a doctor, values order in every aspect of her life – her career, her house, her emotions, her relationships. Her live-in Brazilian maid, Matilde, finds cleaning makes her sad and yearns to be a stand-up comedian; while Lane’s sister, Virginia, finds solace in cleaning and secretly takes over Matilde’s duties. When Lane’s husband, Charles, falls in love with a terminally-ill patient, Ana, everything that was clean and tidy for Lane is thrown into disarray, and she must turn to the women in her life to help sort out the mess. Blending whimsical humor with wisdom and compassion, this romantic comedy about love, sex, death – and finding the perfect joke – proves that shared laughter can heal almost anything.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Casting for the following roles:
Mathilde – female character, 25-35, Latinx
Lane’s cleaning lady; a woman in her late 20s; she wears black; she is Brazilian (and regularly speaks Brazilian Portuguese, and occasionally Spanish in the play); she has a refined sense of deadpan.
Charles – male character, 50-60, all ethnicities
Lane’s husband; a man in his 50s; a compassionate surgeon; he is childlike underneath his white coat; in the first act, Charles plays Matilde’s father; athletic and comfortable with some states of undress. Should be able to move well, as script calls for some basic dance. Some limited singing is also required.
Ana – female character, 50+, Latinx
A woman who is older than Lane; she is Argentinean (and regularly speaks Spanish in the play, and a little Portuguese); she is impossibly charismatic; in the first act, she plays Matilde’s mother; she is also in a state of undress at moments in the play.
Nov 18 – 5pm-7pm & Nov 19 – 7pm-9pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Nov 20 – 7pm
Resume and headshot required. Sign-up for audition dates and time at link. Please be prepared to read from the script and tell a joke.
Sides will be emailed to you once your audition is scheduled.