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"The House Of Blue Leaves" Auditions-Hartford, CT - Casting ID # 1599247
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Hartford, CT Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-06-19
Audition Date 09-05-19 Submission deadline 09-04-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Artie Shaugnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zookeeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York, where he lives with his wife, Bananas, much to the chagrin of Artie’s downstairs mistress, Bunny Flingus, who’ll sleep with him anytime but refuses to cook until they are married. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Artie’s son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix, stowing a homemade bomb intended to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. Also arriving are Artie’s old school chum, now a successful Hollywood producer, Billy Einhorn, with starlet girlfriend in tow, who holds the key to Artie’s dreams of getting out of Queens and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory evaporates amid the chaos of ordinary lives. amid the chaos of

Role # 1 Bunny Flingus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Artie’s girl friend and downstairs neighbor. Amazing cook and supportive of Arti’s musical ambitions. Once Bananas (Artie’s wife) is out of the way, she plans on marrying Artie. Controlling of Artie and jealous of Bananas. But at the first chance she gets,, (an offer to move to Australia) she dumps Artie for a new life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 41 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Bananas Shaughnessy
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Artie’s wife. Suffering from mental illness for a long time. Has not left apartment in months. Fears going to mental hospital, Although ill, she can be lucid and insightful at certain moments. She is killed by Artie at end of play.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 41 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Corrinna Stroller
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Girlfriend of Billy. Famous actress who was injured in an accident on a movie set and was rendered partially deaf. She has not worked since the accident. She is a kind person.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Head Nun
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Seeking for aspiring and talented individual.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Second Nun
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Seeking for aspiring and talented individual.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 34 to 46
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Little Nun
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The Little Nun is one of three nuns who get trapped on the roof of Artie’s apartment after the Pope drives by. She has not taken her final vows and is not enthusiastic about becoming a Nun. After the two other nuns die in the explosion, she decides not to return to the convent. She is eventually hired by Billy to live in Bunny’s apartment and take care of Bananas.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 21 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Artie Shaughnessy
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The story’s protagonist. His life is at a turning point and he is frustrated on a number of levels. His marriage to Bananas is empty. Because of her illness he feels little more than a caretaker. He has a girlkfriend (Bunny) who is selfish and controlling. He works as a zoo keeper but is really a frustrated song writer. Artie is also worried about his son Ronnie who is in the Army but, like Bananas, suffers from severe mental illness and has violent and paranoid fantasies. At end of play, feeling trapped and helpless, he kills Bananas


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Ronnie Shaughnessy
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Teenage son of Bananas and Artie. In the Army but is AWOL and is at home. His parents are unaware of his presence in the Apartment for most of the play. He is severely mentally ill and plots to build a bomb to blow up the Pope on his visit to New York. Instead of blowing up the Pope he blows up two nuns and Corrinna Stroller. He is arrested but Billy gets him released.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Billy Einhorn
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Artie’s childhood best friend and has known Bananas for many years and gave her the nickname. Je is a famous Hollywood director and is involved romantically with Corrinna. At Bunny’s urging, Artie gets Billy to help him revive his career as a movie song writer but fails. When Corrinna dies, Billy convinces Bunny to go to Australia leaving Artie alone with Bananas.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 A Policeman
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Seeking for aspiring and talented individual.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 The White Man
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Seeking for aspiring and talented individual.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -