Auditions for Eden Prairie Players Collection of One Acts

Eden Prairie Players will be holding auditions for our 2019 Collection of One Acts, featuring a new selection of seven original plays, on June 25 and 26. We have 22 roles to fill. All roles are for adults in a broad range of ages except for one teenage girl and one preteen girl (we will consider actors aged 9 and above). 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 appointment, at least two hours priorto the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a recent 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

June 25 and 26, 6:30 PM.
Auditions are by appointment. Choose a time block in the audition form.
Scripts will be available to read starting at 6:00 PM.
Callbacks, if required, June 27, 7:00 PM. We may ask some actors to stay later for a second reading in lieu of callbacks.

Where

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

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 on both audition 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 early August to tech week.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals

Monday, September 9 through Thursday, September 12

Performances 

September 13, 14, 7:30 pm
September 15, 2:00 pm
September 19 - 21, 7:30 pm
September 22, 2:00 pm

Plays and Roles

Karma
by Anne Flanagan
directed by Glen Stone

Paul is having a bad day. He was just mowed down by a texting co-ed and now lingers in purgatory, fighting for his life (or his afterlife as the case may be.) His former class mate, Chaz, a successful movie producer, just had a heart attack but figures he can bribe his way out of this BS—even if it means (to Paul's horror) offering his wife Wendy as a replacement.

PAUL, (M, 40s)

CLERK, (age/gender open)

WENDY, (F, 30s - 40s)

CHAZ, (M, 40s)

MRS. HICKENLOOPER, (F, 50s - 70s)

 

The Thing With Feathers
by Susan M. Steadman
directed by Tim Williams

Mara, a cynical teenage runaway recuperating from a gunshot wound, meets an injured prisoner, Aaron, in the hallway of an overcrowded urban hospital. The prisoner, who claims to be a high school English teacher, attempts to connect to the girl through the unlikely medium of poetry. Although Mara initially rejects Aaron’s concern with her well-being, the poetry begins to chip away at her wall of solitude.

AARON, A man in his 30s-40s, he has a bruised face, an injured leg, and a broken arm. Despite his disreputable appearance—he badly needs a shave, a bath and clean clothing—he speaks as an educated man.

MARA, A teenager with a confrontational style, she is rather thin but lovely in a clean-cut way at odds with the chip on her shoulder. She also sports several tattoos. MARA is recovering from a gunshot wound.

POLICEMAN, Neither a role model nor a bad guy, he has a “beer belly” and enjoys flirting with nurses.

 

Just Another Monday
by Kayla Hambek
directed by Justin Cervantes

Mom drives Emma to school every day. It's a typical morning in a typical town in typical America—until a typical act turns Mom's world upside-down.

MOM, 30s, beyond stressed but wouldn't have it any other way.

EMMA, 8 (or looks 8; actor must be 9 or above), like Mom in every way.

 

When Romcoms Go Bad
by Ken Levine
directed by Chad Giefer

Putting a modern spin on those screwball romantic comedies (romcoms) of the ‘30s and ‘40s, the classic trope is set up (beautiful heroine leaves conservative fiancée for former lover who is a charming cad while her best friend offers comic relief) then turned on its ear. Romcom ending you’ve never seen.

ROZ, 20’s/30’s, beautiful, not sure what she wants

RALPH, 20’s/30’s, conservative, always dumped

CARY, 20’s/30’s, charming, handsome, a player

MOLLY, 20’s/30’s, quick wit, always the bridesmaid.

 

The Salty Part of the Animal
by Erin Mallon
directed by Carey Morrison

Two unlikely friends meet at a figuring drawing class. Feet disrobing and key swallowing ensue.

STEVE, 30s - 40s

TRISH, 20s - early 30s

 

Collateral Damage
by George J. Bryjak
directed by Steven Ramirez

Martha meets husband Roger—a U.S. Army Captain—at the airport as the latter returns from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. During the drive home the initial joy of this reunion is shattered as Martha recounts the problems of working a full time job and raising their children in his absence, and Roger recounts a devastating battlefield experience that has shaken him to the bone.

ROGER, late 20s to early 40s. A Captain in the U.S. Army returning from his second deployment in Afghanistan. He is deeply conflicted, exhausted, and irritable.

MARTHA, approximately the same age as Roger. She has completed another difficult year of working and raising a family during the absence of her military husband.

 

Making It Up As We Go Along
by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Lori Alsdurf

Two down on their luck guys in 16th Century Italy try a new moneymaking scheme and accidentally invent a new form of theater.

FRANCESCO, Failed snake-oil salesman

ANGELO, Hungry conniver

ISABELLA, Clever, driven

CAPTAIN SPAVENTO, Cowardly braggart

 

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Contact information

Eden Prairie Players
Liz Michaelson
Email/contact
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Posted June 10