Open Call: As Bees in Honey Drown by Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed – Tony nomination)
presented by Hoboken’s Hudson Theatre Ensemble (non-equity).
Director: Ron Mulligan
Evan Wyler, a young gay writer, is the latest “hot young thing” to hit New York City. He finds himself in the irresistible clutches of one Alexa Vere de Vere, a con artist who promises him fame and fortune. Ultimately realizing he’s been had, Evan embarks on a quest to find out the truth about Alexa, seeking help from the many others whom Alexa has “discovered.” There are parts for three men and three women.
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the play.
Open call on 1/13/14 & 1/15/14 with
call-backs (if needed) on 1/20/14 - 7:30-9:30 PM.
Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030. 15 minutes from NYC. Rehearsals evenings during the week; some w/e.
The show runs April 4, 5, 11, 12 and 13, 2014.
Roles are as follows:
Evan Wyler (male, mid-20s to early 30s) — attractive gay writer who has achieved some success but is still living hand-to-mouth – Alexa’s target.
Alexa Vere de Vere (female, mid-30s to early 40s) — striking appearance and strength of character mixed with an appealing helplessness. An amalgam of Holly Golightly, Auntie Mame, and Sally Bowles. Claims to have an exotic Indian and British background but actually hails from East Reading, PA. Must be able to physically and vocally transform oneself before the audience’s eyes.
An ensemble of four performers portray the 20 other roles in the play. They must be excellent movers, vocally versatile, have good comic timing and be strong ensemble members ready to serve the play by creating the story’s environment in very innovative ways. These roles are for two men and two women (age ranges: early 20s to 50s).
Please e-mail or call us at 201-377-7014 with your interest in any of the following areas. We would be happy to audition actors for future shows and get to know other volunteers.
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