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"These Shining Lives" Auditions-Boise, ID - Casting ID # 1602603
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Boise, ID Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-01-19
Audition Date 02-29-20 Submission deadline 02-28-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In this drama centering around Catherine Donahue and her three coworkers/friends, the new financial independence of women working in the post-war 1920s is both liberating and exciting. The women earn a comfortable living painting watch faces glow-in-the-dark. This new vision of freedom is shattered when one by one the women begin to fall ill to mysterious ailments. They discover the source of their sickness is radioactive paint used for the watches, and decide to seek justice in the form of a class-action lawsuit against their employer, Radium Dial Company.

Role # 1 Catherine Donohue
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is a proud working woman. She is vibrant and competitive. Although she insists that her job is a temporary one, she enjoys working outside of the home and she is unapologetic about it.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Frances
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Has a keen eye for scandal. She loves the time and attention she gets from her work companions. The actress playing Frances also plays Reporter 2 and an Official.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Charlotte
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Is a tough taskmaster and a determined woman. She works hard at her job, doesn’t make friends easily and she doesn’t let go of the friends she has made or let them give up. The actress playing Charlotte also plays Reporter 1.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Pearl
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Is a shameless gossip who sees her work as an opportunity to know everything about everyone. Not a single symptom of scandal or sickness escapes her notice. The actress playing Pearl also plays the Daughter and Judge 2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Is Catherine’s husband. He is head-over-heels for his wife and family even though he is somewhat troubled by having a working wife. The actor playing Tom also plays Dr. Rowantree and Dr. Dalitsch.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mr. Reed
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is the boss at the factory. It is clear that he has information about the effects of radium poisoning but he abides by company policy and does not inform his workers. He wants to make the factory profitable. Although he is invested in his workers and their lives and even considers them friends, he knowingly allows them to continue to be poisoned and sicken and die. The actor playing Mr. Reed also plays the Radio Announcer, the Company Doctor, the Son, Judge, and Leonard Grossman.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -