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"Sylvia"-Fargo, ND - Casting ID # 1603789
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Fargo, ND Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-18-19
Audition Date 03-16-20 Submission deadline 03-14-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester, tired of his job in finance, looking for meaning in his life. Sylvia is an exuberant and beautiful lab/poodle mix, astray in Central Park, looking for a new home. When they meet, it is love at first sight. But his wife Kate, a busy rising star in the public school system, is looking forward to some independence now that the couple no longer has children to care for, and is less than thrilled by the clever and coquettish canine who jumps, slobbers, sits on her couch, and takes Greg's attention away from his marriage. Wandering the streets of Manhattan with Sylvia by his side, Greg feels like he has connected to a deeper, primal, more natural side of the world. Sylvia supports these poetic musings, but can rarely focus on them for long, being more interested in flipping off the neighborhood cat, or flirting with Bowser at the dog park. Sylvia exerts such a charismatic pull that Kate's friends are appalled, the marriage counselor advocates divorce and euthanasia, and even Greg's new dog-owner friend warns him of the splintering effect a dog can have on the relationship between husband and wife. It is only when Greg is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice that Kate can see Sylvia not as a threat, but as a new member of her family. A.R. Gurney's Sylvia is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. comedy about relationships, nature, and growing

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

Our title character is a poodle-lab mix who loves her new friend, Greg, and wants to love his wife, Kate. Sylvia has a lot of energy and a lot of charisma. Why else would Greg bring her home an hour after meeting her? She's adorable! For Sylvia, every day is the best day of her life.


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

Role # 2 Greg
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Greg is Sylvia's human. They go on long walks together. No comment on who is walking whom. Greg works on Wall Street and has done well. Well enough to take an apartment in the city when his last child moves on to university. The world of finance has worn Greg down. WIth his wife, Kate, focusing on her blooming career, Greg is lonely and unfulfilled. Enter Sylvia and new meaning to his life.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 3 Kate
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Married to Greg and staunchly not interested in adding a dog to her life. Kate is focused on doing well in her new job with the NYC Board of Education. She is driven and welcomes her newly empty nest. She really doesn't want a dog.


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

Role # 4 Leslie
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Leslie is a therapist visited by Greg and Kate.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Tom
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Tom is a fellow Greg meets at the dog run in Central Park.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Phyllis
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Phyllis is a friend of Kate's.


Searchable talent specs :

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