Auditions for SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND

SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND

  • by Madeleine George
  • Directed by Larry Goldstein
  • Produced by Kathleen Mueller

Audition Dates: Sunday, September 9 and Monday, September 10, 7 to 10 PM

  • Callbacks: September 13
  • Rehearsals Begin: September 16
  • Performance Dates: November 16 – December 15 (in the Founders Theater) — NO shows Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25.

Description:   Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her—sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.

“A smart, clever and highly promising new play…lively and literate.” – The New York Times

“A thoughtful study in love and extinction, imaginatively crafted by Madeleine George.” – Variety

Cast Breakdown:

DEAN WREEN           née Cindy – female, late 40s

GREER                         née Gail – female, late 40s              

ANDROMEDA            née Andrea – female, 20s

THE CARETAKER      male, 50s -70s

EARLY MAN 1            male or female, early 20s

EARLY MAN 2            female or male, early 20s

TO RESERVE YOUR AUDITION TIME: To schedule an audition slot, please email marian@livearts.org  She will be delighted to help you choose the best time for you and reserve you a spot.  She will also send you a script and audition information. If you cannot attend auditions, please email her anyway, as we may be able to schedule a different time.

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:  

We encourage everyone who auditions to read the scripts at least once!  The auditions will be cold readings of the following monologues and scenes.   

Monologues:

Caretaker: pp. 15, 16 or 56.  Will be assigned randomly. (Different sections to different actors)

Greer: p. 81

Andromeda: p. 82-83

Dean Wreen: p. 39 – 42.  Will be assigned randomly. (Different sections to different actors)

Scenes:

Early Man 1 & 2:  Pages 8 – 9.

Andromeda and Greer: p. 65 – 68

Dean Wreen and Greer: p. 11  From: How are you doing? It’s good to see you.   To: p. 13: Darling, you are of age. She is of youth.

Dean Wreen and Andromeda:  From the top of P. 49 to the line “You’re right about me and You’re right about the Mammoths” on  p. 50:

Relax, have fun, we’re rooting for YOU! ! Please just show up and TAKE THE LEAP!

Please Be Early – there will be forms to fill out, and we may get ahead of time!  

Conflicts?  At auditions, you will be asked to write down your schedule and any known conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.  Once you have marked your conflicts, we expect you to stick to the times you have indicated that you are available – so please double-check all vacation and work conflicts BEFORE your audition!  Thank you!

Callbacks? These are by invitation from the director. You may be asked to read a scene from the play.