Allens Lane Theater holds open auditions for our Main Stage and Readers Theater productions. Non-traditional casting is highly encouraged and we invite actors of all ages, races and ethnicities to audition. Upcoming audition notices are posted here when they become available.
Auditions for A BODY OF WATER at Allens Lane Theater
Non-union auditions for Allens Lane Theater’s production of A BODY OF WATER by Lee Blessing, directed by Robert Bauer, will be held via Zoom by appointment on: Sunday, February 7 from 2:00pm-4:30pm, and Monday, February 8 from 7:00pm- 9:00pm.
To schedule an audition email email@example.com with A BODY OF WATER in the subject line. Indicate for which character you will be reading (see plot and character descriptions below), on which date you will be auditioning, and any time preference you might have. Please attach a resume and photo. Audition sides will be emailed with your appointment time confirmation.
A BODY OF WATER will be filmed for streaming on May 14, 15, 16. A small stipend will be paid at the conclusion of filming.
PLOT: One morning a man and a woman wake up together with no memory of who they are or where they are. A man and a woman wake up together one morning with no memory of who they are or where they are. It’s morning. A man and a woman wake up together with no memory of who they are or where they are. And who, they wonder, is the other woman in the house with them? Is she their daughter? Is she their caregiver? Is she their lawyer? And can they believe the stories she tells them? And does it matter that the stories she tells them change from day to day if the couple can’t remember the story from the day before? What is real? How can we be sure?
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: (1 male, 2 female, flexible ages, any race or ethnicity)
MOSS (late 40s or older) has no memory of who or where he is. He seems to be healthy, educated and well-to-do. He knows that he woke up next to a woman and that they are in what seems to be a vacation house surrounded by water. He and the woman may be married. They may be Wren’s parents. Moss may be a judge.
AVIS (late 40s or older) has no memory of who or where she is. She seems to be healthy, educated and well-to-do. She knows that she woke up next to a man and that they are in what seems to be a vacation house surrounded by water. She and the man may be married. They may be Wren’s parents. Avis may run an institute for the healing of wounds.
WREN (mid-20s or older) is a stranger to Moss and Avis, although she may be their daughter, or their caregiver, or their legal council. She is sometimes comforting, sometimes short-tempered, and often frustrated. She is a take-charge kind of person who begins every day by telling Moss and Avis the story of who and where they are. It isn’t always the same story. Wren likes to run. Is she trying to run away from something?