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An Audition for "Good People"-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1600352
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-22-19
Audition Date 09-10-19 Submission deadline 09-08-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Life in Boston’s Southie neighborhood is no joke for single mother Margaret Walsh. Fired from her job, facing eviction, she doesn’t know whether to risk it all on a game of bingo or join a drunken old classmate on a warm bit of sidewalk. Will she catch a break from the cranky young manager at the Dollar Store or the landlady with a craft business selling googly-eyed rabbits? Or the man from her past, now a successful doctor, who left town at a crucial moment long ago? With wry humor and astonishing realism, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire creates both a loving portrait of his hometown and a widely relatable tale of socio-economic struggle. In the world of Good People, we see that very few can afford to be as good as they think they are, but acts of sacrifice and gestures of kindness come at the most surprising moments and from the most unexpected of sources.

Preparations:
- All those who are auditioning are asked to please prepare one 90 second to 2 minute memorized monologue, not from the play. You also may be asked to read from the script.

Role # 1 Margie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A woman from a blue-collar family in South Boston. She is poorly educated and debt-strapped, with a disabled kid at home. She is searching for a way out of her situation when she remembers someone from her past that has made good.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 2 Stevie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Margie’s boss at the Dollar store, and still maintains their friendship after he fires her. He is a nice guy who is often made fun of by colleagues.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Dottie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Margie’s landlady who also takes care of Margie’s child who has a disability. Dottie is patient with Margie and her constant financial woes but only to a point. Dottie is not in a position to be giving away free housing and does need to get paid at the end of the day.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Jean
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A loyal friend to Margie, there when she needs her. She has a comic edge to her and uses that humor to make tough situations feel better.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Mike
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Grew up in the same neighborhood as Margie, but has gone beyond the blue-collar lifestyle he grew up in. He is now a doctor living with his wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 60
Ethnicity: Caucasian -

Role # 6 Kate
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The opposite of the other characters in so many ways. She is a kind, well educated, has manners and grew up privileged. She is a college professor and is married to Mike.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -