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"Psych" Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1600880
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-02-19
Audition Date 09-23-19 Submission deadline 09-21-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Edward Baxter was a successful psychiatrist, beloved by his many patients—until he was framed for murder. Now on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, his luck is running out. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with inner demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s patient Lydia (a goodhearted psychic woman with clues to Edward’s past) arrives for her appointment to find Edward in big trouble. Despite the chaos created by unexpected visitors and quirks in Lydia’s psychic powers, Lydia does her best to gain Edward’s trust and help him find justice as his world rapidly approaches critical mass.


Preparations:
- Be prepared to cold read from the script. cold read from the

Role # 1 Dr. Robert Smith
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Works as a psychiatrist, and the play takes place during one afternoon in his office. He has problems and secrets of his own; he is a middle-aged man who quickly transitions from being frightened and frantic to calm, intelligent and charming. He wears black shoes, black dress slacks, a black belt, a white shirt and a solid black tie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Edward
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A former psychiatrist who has been wrongly convicted of killing one of his patients. A kind man with great integrity, he was once successful and well known, but now as an escaped convict, he is scrambling to get by and to remain anonymous in a world that has betrayed him. His luck is beginning to run out, and he turns to Dr. Smith for help. He wears dress slacks, a dress shirt and tie.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

A good-hearted psychic woman, Lydia is Dr. Smith\'s patient because-along with fame-her psychic powers bring isolation and stress. Lydia speaks with a heavy but nondescript eastern-European accent and enters wearing a large, bright, multicolored overcoat and a borderline outrageous wig.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Dr. Smith identical twin brother, Sam is honest and loyal. This actor should be suited for broad physical comedy. He is played by same actor who plays Dr. Smith and wears the same clothing with the exception that, when he is Sam, his shirt has a small security patch over the left breast and he carries a clip-on holster with a small handgun on his belt.


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

An endearing if not quite mature 20-something who is still trying to find himself; a would be actor who has recently taken up the practice of private investigation. He has been hired by Suzanne to investigate Edward, and this is his first case. He wears an oversized trench coat and deerstalker hat.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Gangster
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Loud, brassy and overconfident. He sees himself as one of the gangsters of old and even dresses the part. His acting is broad, but his lines are nuanced, so this actor must have good comedic intuition.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Suzanne
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Edward's wife, although she knows him as "Bob." She loves Edward but has grown suspicious of his activities and hired Irving to investigate him. Suzanne finds herself thrown into a (to her) nonsensical confrontation of all of the above characters (except for Dr. Smith, who by now is dead). She eventually figures out, to her chagrin, that in order to spare her husband's life, she must play along with the others and assume a false identity.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 8 Pizza Guy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A pizza delivery person dressed as a giant slice of pizza, with a large "Speedy Pizza" logo on the front of the costume. This character has three lines.


Searchable talent specs :

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