AUDITIONS

By Appointment Only | Please email LeeH@The5andDime.org with your preferred time between 5pm - 8pm.

DETROIT

SUNDAY, APRIL 5 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Written by Lisa D'Amour | Directed by Brian Niece


SHOW DATES
June 12, 13, *15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
*-special Monday night Pay What You Please 


WHERE
The 5 & Dime
112 East Adams Street
in Downtown Jacksonville


SYNOPSIS 

In a nameless suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds, we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, work menial jobs, and don't own a stick of furniture. Despite their obvious class differences, the veneer of contentment that both couples attempt to keep up in their lifestyles begins to clash viscerally with their need to escape – into the Internet, into the woods, into a high, away from the pressures and boredom of suburban life. They grapple with the tension between their familiar domesticity, cozy as it may be, and their dissatisfaction with it; living in a place where anything can happen, but nothing ever does. How did they find themselves here? This quintessential American backyard party quickly devolves into something more dangerous as playwright Lisa D’Amour explores what it really means to chase the American Dream – for better or for worse

AVAILABLE ROLES 

Ben: Male, 30-50
married to Mary; raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver; he worked at one bank for five years and another bank for six years; recently laid off from his job.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Kenny: Male, 25-40
raised in several cities in California until he was twelve or thirteen when his parents finally split up and he moved to Omaha with his mom; now he works as a warehouse manager; fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Sharon: Female, 25-40
thirties, but she looks older, in that way people look older when they’'ve been abusing drugs and alcohol on and off for a long time; raised in Tucson, Arizona, until she was nine, when she and her mother moved to Columbus, Ohio, for two years and then to Indianapolis, where she went to high school; in her junior year her mother moved back to Arizona with her boyfriend, and Sharon lived with her best friend to finish school; now Sharon works at a phone bank, answering customer service calls; fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Frank: Male, 60's-70's
seventies, but he’'s spry, the kind of man who'’s been fixing his roof and rewiring the electricity on his house and taking care of his impeccable lawn for many years; he's happy.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Mary: Female, 30-50
married to Ben; raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver; met Ben after work at a happy hour, when he was working in a bank, and she was working as a paralegal assistant; now she works as a paralegal at a small law firm.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

PREPARE 

• Please be prepared to tell a personal story (no more than 1 minute.) Can be humorous, sad, poignant, tragic, etc.

• Please be prepared for cold readings from the script. If you'd like to peruse a copy of the script, please email Leeh@the5anddime.org


* Please bring a headshot and resume, if available, or a list of experience.


• Please bring ALL known conflicts from April 5 - June 12.



If you have any questions, please email Managing Director Lee Hamby at Leeh@the5anddime.org

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