Auditions - Two Mile Hollow

AUDITION NOTICE

Theater Mu and Mixed Blood co-production

Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler

Directed by Randy Reyes

 

Rehearsal and performance schedule:

  • Rehearsals start on January 23rd (daytime rehearsals)
  • Opening on February 16th
  • Closing on March 4th

 

Equity and Non-equity paid positions.

 

Auditions on Monday, Oct 23rd from 6:30-10pm at Mixed Blood.

Callbacks on Sun, Oct 29th from 2-4pm at Theater Mu.

 

Please prepare ONE comedic monologue or dramatic monologue done in a funny way. No longer than 3 minutes, please.  

 

Email Katie Bradley at [email protected] to set up an appointment.  Also, please note that your time-slot will be confirmed on or shortly after October 15.

 

Important notes on casting from the playwright - please read:

 

This play is a riff on the “white people by the water” genre, which is a popular genre in theater where affluent white people tackle their problems and uncover family secrets in a big house by the water while drinking white wine. This means that The Donnelly’s are a Caucasian family. However- they are played by actors of color- particularly API actors, who as of 2016 comprise only 9% of casting decisions on and Off-Broadway. Keep in mind API can also mean mixed Asian Americans and hapas. Other non-white ethnicities can be in consideration for casting- as long as they are POC. Keep in mind that this work, in addition to being a satire- is a direct response to being sick of an over celebrated, overblown perspective, under-representation, white-washing and other ridiculous things that tend to happen in the American Theater like yellowface in The Mikado (or in the mainstream- movies like Ghost In A Shell). All of that is to say- absolutely no white actors should inhabit any of these roles!

 

All roles available:

  • Mary, 30’s, a plainly lovely daughter.  She is corky with a very sad, dark side inspired by deep loneliness, yet she is hopeful.
  • Blythe Donnelly, 50’s and 60’s, the Matriarch and widow to the long deceased Derek Donnelly, a great and famous actor.  She plays privilege to a manic and scary extreme.
  • Joshua Donnelly, late 30’s- early 40’s, a manic-depressive.  A hilariously broken and desperately clueless individual with too much money and no aspirations.
  • Christopher Donnelly, younger than Joshua, a rugged and handsome movie star.  He is completely consumed by how awesome he thinks he is.
  • Charlotte, 20’s, she is Christopher’s personal assistant.  Beautiful. Charming, Scrappy but can hide it.  Enchanted by the glamorous world around her but is extremely smart.

 

About the play:

A hilarious comedy and parody coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity, Two Mile Hollow explores the dysfunctional family with brutality, awe and compassion. When the Donnellys gather for a weekend in the country to hash out belonging from their recently sold estate, an emotional storm breaks inside while a literal storm brews outside. As this family of famous, longing-to-be-famous, and kind-of-a-mess-but-totally-Caucasian characters come together with their personal assistant, Charlotte, some really really really really really complicated and totally unique secrets are revealed (over white wine).

Contact information

Theater Mu and Mixed Blood Theatre
Katie Bradley
651-789-1012
Email/contact
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