Riot Act, Inc. holds auditions for our spring production of Distracted by Lisa Loomer will be held Tues. March 4 and Wed. March 5 from 7:30-9pm at Dancers’ Workshop Studio 2 in the Center for the Arts.
Join us for Auditions! Everyone welcome! The play calls for many varied people of different ages, any ethnicity, and both sexes.
THE STORY: What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can’t solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents’ marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters? ~ Dramatist Play Service
The script calls for 15 characters played by 8 or 9 actors. The characters are:
Mama – 30s to 40s
Dad – 30s to 40s
Jesse – can play 9 to 10 year old boy
Natalie – can play teen girl
Dr. Zavala – 30s to 70s
Dr. Broder – 30s to 70s
Dr. Jinks – 30s to 70s
Dr. Karnes – 30s to 70s
Ms. Holly – 30s to 70s
Dr. Waller – 30s to 70s
Carolyn – 30s to 40s
Nurse – 30s to 70s
Waitress – 20s to 40s
Sherry – 30s to 50s
Vera – 20s to 50s
The play is scheduled for performances May 1-3 and 8-9, 2014. Macey Mott will direct. This show is very tech heavy, so we are bringing in some excellent help. We are excited to be working with JHHS A/V department and their teacher, Carl Shuptrine on the production. Actors will have the opportunity to work with AV students to help their character along.
Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts through mid-May. If you would like to schedule an audition time, please contact Riot Act, Inc. to do so. Otherwise please just come anytime during the audition times. If you have a head shot and resume and/or a prepared monologue, please bring them. If not, we will have audition forms and cold readings for you. If you would like to read a script before auditions, please let us know.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-203-9067. Hope to see you there!