Auditions for Women's One Acts

Auditions for Women’s One Acts

Eden Prairie Players will be holding auditions for our 2019 Women’s One Acts, our second annual production of one acts by women, and directed by women, featuring a new selection of six original plays, on January 22 and 23. We have 25 roles roles to fill for both men and women. Details of the plays are below.

To ensure the smooth running of the auditions, we ask you to please fill out and submit our online audition form, and schedule your audition night, at least two hours prior to the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself (portrait-style preferred, but a formal headshot is not required) and a theatrical résumé if you have one, and to mark your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

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When

January 22 and 23, 6:30 PM.

Please select one of the audition nights in the audition form.

Scripts for the plays will be available to read starting at 6:00 PM.

Where

Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, in the Garden Conference Room on the lower level. Sign in in the Garden Room. (Map)

Preparation

Auditioners may choose to read sides from a script that we will provide or prepare one or two monologues, up to two minutes.

We recognize that you may not wish to be considered for every play in the collection. We will have copies of all of the plays available to read starting at 6:00 PM Monday and Tuesday nights. If there are any plays you would prefer not to be considered for, please inform the desk volunteer. 

Production Schedule

Rehearsals will be scheduled for each play, around the availability of the actors and directors, from late March to tech week.

 

Tech and Dress Rehearsals

Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9 

Performances 

May 10 at 7:30 pm
May 11 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
May 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm
May 19 at 2:00 pm

Plays and Roles

Between Dollywood and Disney
by Robin Rice
directed by Taryn Verley 

A couple has been married for many, many years. She has been trying to help him with his loss of memory of recent events, but on this day he discovers that she too has developed memory trouble. For a long time she has been hiding the fact that can't remember long ago events. Now it's his turn to help her. Together join forces to face the world.

SUSIE - Elderly. Rules the roost. All business. Can't remember long ago events.
STAN - Elderly. Susie's husband of many years. Can't remember recent events.

 

Exceeding The Purchasable Calories
by Rhea MacCallum
directed by Kayla Hambek

In a quest for comfort food one woman discovers the importance of reading the fine print.

WOMAN – female – mid 20s and up - any race – disheveled, inside and out
CLERK – any gender – 18 and up – any race – dreams of working anywhere but here
MANAGER – any gender – mid 20s and up – any race – cares about customer service

 

Back Cover
by Emily Hageman
directed by Lori Alsdurf

The unexpected divorce of Madison’s parents relocated her to New York City—a place that she has vowed to loathe. Through incredible coincidence, Madison finds a shoebox full of letters belonging to a young woman named Jessica. A connection is formed that will forever change the course of Madison’s life. Narrated by Madison’s older self, Back Cover is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful–but wonderful–experience of growing up.

MADISON NOW - 30-45, world-wise and well-put together. Sarcastic and self-deprecatory.
MADISON THEN/ELLIE - 14-18, innocent and hurting. Curious and intelligent.
JESSICA - 14-18, sincere and sharp. Wise beyond her years.
MOM - 30-45, goofy and embarrassing, but extremely empathetic.
DAD - 30-45, broken and well-meaning.
MATT - 16-19, humble, silly and genuine.
KATIE - 14-18, silly and outgoing.
ALYSSA - 14-18, sarcastic but perceptive.
FATHER - 30-45, tender and grieving.
MRS. LEE - 35-50, wise and challenging.

 

Creating: The Enticing Esmeralda
by Tabitha Kerr
directed by Tabitha Kerr and Kelly Rohde

The perfect meeting, the perfect phrase when she opens the door, the perfect moment. Romantic perfection doesn’t just happen; it takes work, and a few drafts.

BEA - A woman (30’s-50’s) who is trying to craft the perfect scene in her next romantic masterpiece.
ESMERALDA - Romantic heroine and star of the book Bea is writing (open - age visually similar to Julian). Strong emotions, huge gestures, soap-opera style verbalization.
JULIAN - Love interest of Esmeralda in the book Bea is writing (open - age visually similar to Esmeralda). Same as Esmeralda, strong emotions, huge gestures, soap-opera style verbalization.
SURPRISE GUEST(S) - Male acting as ‘surprise guests’ that appear in the book Bea is writing (open). Also helps with onstage prop/scene changes or restarts.

 

Who She Could Have Been
by Allie Costa
directed by Elizabeth Michaelson

A couple struggles to rebuild and reconnect after losing their child.

SIMI – Female. 25-35. Grieving the loss of her child. Any ethnicity.
RHYS – Male. 25-35. Grieving the loss of his child. Any ethnicity.
Actors should appear to be roughly the same age.

 

The Morning Menage
by Tracey Jane
directed by Jessica Passaro

After a rude awakening by their morning alarm, a person (DAWN) is torn between two attractive lovers: bed and coffee. 

DAWN – A chronically overtired single person torn between their desire to sleep and the responsibilities of life.
BED – A warm, comforting partner Dawn hates to leave. Is also insecure, jealous, and passive-aggressive.
ALARM – A dry, precise unpleasant appliance who won’t shut up for more than 2 minutes at a time in the morning. Their audio cue is the iOS 7 default alarm tone, which sounds like a nuclear submarine.
COFFEE – A silky, suave lover oozing charm and over-the-top confidence. Coffee helps wake Dawn up each morning. 

 

Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.

For more information visit EdenPrairiePlayers.com.

Contact information

Eden Prairie Players
Liz Michaelson
Email/contact
Web site

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Wednesday, January 23
Posted December 23