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It's Only a Play-Norfolk, VA - Casting ID # 1589701
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Norfolk, VA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-05-19
Audition Date 03-19-19 Submission deadline 03-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre—and for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.

Role # 1 Julia Budder
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The extremely wealthy, neophyte producer of the play; enthusiastic and passionate devotee of ''the theatre," charmingly dotty and benevolent dilettante, not the most self-aware woman in the world, such as when explaining the concept of ''breaking a leg'' to a roomful of seasoned theatre people. She is always helpful and warm.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Peter Austin
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The nervous playwright. The excitable author of a new play, "The Golden Egg;" the type who sincerely believes that ''you can write a serious play for Broadway and still have a place in the Hamptons.''


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 James Wicker
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A witty, sarcastic, insecure, middling sitcom star; has been best friends with Peter since their off-off Broadway days, egotistical but insecure, turned down the lead in "The Golden Egg" to remain on his (just cancelled) television series, secretly thrilled with the reviews the play receives.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Virginia Noyes
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A dissolute, aging star of the play; she wears an ankle monitor and drinks and snorts cocaine throughout. A movie legend who had come to the stage too many bottles and pills too late. It's imperative that she receives good reviews. Her career depends on it.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Frank Finger
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the young, egomaniacal, “genius” British director. He is angst-ridden, boy-wonder/enfant terrible, British-by-way-of New Jersey director of "The Golden Egg;" a self-deprecating almost to the point of self-loathing sort who, after a string of 14 theatrical successes, longs for the flop that will reveal him to be the poseur he claims he actually is, prone to bouts of histrionics and kleptomania.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Ira Drew
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Fawning, sycophantic, two-faced, insecure drama critic who is a closet playwright, skewers the theatre world he desperately wants to be a part of. One of the most ruthless critics for New York Theatre, he was able to make and break careers once and tonight he throws himself into the lion's den.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Gus Head
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Just off the bus from Kansas actor/waiter hired to work the party; who checks the coats and hats but has aspirations for a Broadway career. Wide-eyed and naïve, star-struck and impressionable, extremely enthusiastic. His delivery is reminiscent of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -