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OPEN AUDITIONS: how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma)

Updated: May 3




Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma)

a play by j.chavez

Directed By Rue Dickey

Open Auditions: May 9th & 10th, 2022 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Rehearsal Timeframe:

May 16 - June 17, 2022

Evening Performances (7:30pm):

June 18th, 2022

Matinee Performances (2:30pm):

June 19th, 2022

Content Label: (R - Restricted)


The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any protected class.


Auditions will be held in person at the Majestic Theatre. All participants will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test from within the previous 48 hours before being allowed to audition. Masking will be required during the audition. Please download and fill out our audition form located at tinyurl.com/MTAuditionForm and bring it with you to the audition. If you can’t, forms will be available at the audition. Video auditions are accepted; please see below under the Preparation section.


A headshot will be requested to be posted with the cast list.


SHOW SYNOPSIS


Spencer begins to clean their room and reflect on their relationships with the people around them. Who can and can't we control in our lives, does caring mean anything beyond words, and does infatuation go both ways? A play in two cycles with anxiety, depression, and puppets.


FROM THE DIRECTOR Rue Dickey


This show is a dive into the trauma and struggle of being a queer person of color in today’s culture- falling into party culture, losing relationships, and making bad decisions. But as Spencer cleans their room, they take the time and care to heal themself as well, starting a journey toward something better.


PREPARATION NOTES


Wear comfortable clothes to audition; be ready to move as part of your audition.


If submitting a video audition, please choose a monologue from the script and record a video on your phone or computer of you reading it, and email it to rue.dickey@gmail.com by 5PM on May 9, 2022. Feel free to include what role you’re interested in within the body of the email in addition to your audition form.


If you have any questions, feel free to email rue.dickey@gmail.com and ask!



CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


Character Name: Spencer

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: Any BIPOC

Character Ethnicity: Any BIPOC

Character Gender: Nonbinary.

Desired Actor Gender: Nonbinary (Any identity within this umbrella)

Ability/movement: Moving light objects such as clothing and empty plates from one part of the stage to another. Note: Spencer’s character experiences homophobia and transphobia as flashbacks. They are also an addict. Spencer has an anxiety disorder and there are several panic attack / anxiety attack / overstimulation scenes.


Character Name: Mother

Character Age: 40s-50s.

Character Race: Any BIPOC

Character Ethnicity: Any BIPOC

Character Gender: Female

Desired Actor Gender: Anyone comfortable using she/her pronouns.

Ability/movement: None.


Character Name: Therapist

Character Age: 30s

Character Race: Any BIPOC

Character Ethnicity: Any BIPOC

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: None


Character Name: Doctor

Character Age: 40s

Character Race: Any BIPOC

Character Ethnicity: Any BIPOC

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: None


[ Note: Mother, Doctor, and Therapist may be double casted, and may be portrayed by actors using puppets. ]


Character Name: Quinn

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: Any BIPOC

Character Ethnicity: Any BIPOC

Character Gender: Nonbinary

Desired Actor Gender: Nonbinary (any identity under this umbrella)

Ability/movement: None


Character Name: Brian

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Any

Desired Actor Gender: Any

Ability/movement: None


[ Note: Quinn and Brian may be double cast, and may be portrayed by actors using puppets. ]


Character Name: Al

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: White

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Male

Desired Actor Gender: Anyone comfortable using he/him pronouns

Ability/movement: None


Character Name: Greg

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: White

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Male

Desired Actor Gender: Anyone comfortable using he/him pronouns.

Ability/movement: None


Character Name: Derek

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Male

Desired Actor Gender: Anyone comfortable using he/him pronouns.

Ability/movement: None


Character Name: Casey

Character Age: 20s

Character Race: Any

Character Ethnicity: Any

Character Gender: Male

Desired Actor Gender: Anyone comfortable using he/him pronouns.

Ability/movement: None


[ Note: Al, Greg, Casey, and Derek may be double cast, and may be portrayed by actors using puppets. ]



Content Warnings:

  • Mental health issues

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Alcoholism

  • Substances & substance abuse

  • Transphobia & misgendering

  • Homophobia

  • Manipulative behavior

  • Grief & loss

  • Strong language

Depictions of:

  • College party culture

  • Alcohol & alcohol consumption

  • Sensory overload/overstimulation

  • Panic attacks

  • Smoking

Discussions of:

  • Parental death

  • Self-harm & self-destructive behavior

  • Heights

  • Medication

  • Emetophobia

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