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"An American Daughter" Auditions-Norfolk, VA - Casting ID # 1608074
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Norfolk, VA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-09-20
Audition Date 01-21-20 Submission deadline 01-19-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Wendy Wasserstein's powerful play uses deftness, drama and humor to examine gender politics and different standards to which men and women continue to be held in our society. Richly written characters explore modern feminism, marriage, friendship, politics and the media in this story of our times.

Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is about to embark on the highlight of her career as the nominee for Surgeon General, but suddenly an off-hand remark in a puff piece interview threatens to derail her hopes as the slip of the tongue becomes weaponized against her. Her husband, best friend, neighbor and a young feminist rally to her defense, but it may not be enough.

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Role # 1 Dr Lyssa Dent Hughes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Physician, wife, mother, women\'s health advocate and daughter of a pro-life Senator. When an off-hand remark threatens to derail her nomination for Surgeon General, she tries to stay true to herself while navigating treacherous political waters and fending off a young feminist who does not scruple to make a play for her husband.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Walter Abrahmson
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Liberal author and professor who feels overshadowed by his wife. He is adrift, having written nothing for the past five years, and he welcomes the attentions of the young feminist and former student, but nonetheless fiercely defends his wife from the assaults of politicians and the media.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Dr Judith B. Kaufman
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Acerbic oncology specialist and best friend of Lyssa, who is questioning her life choices and her faith while treating patients and undergoing the latest round of failed in-vitro procedures in her desperate attempts to cheat death and create life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Quincy Quince
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A young feminist and best-selling author, she is the former student of Walter, the husband of a woman she admires. Quincy is about Quincy however, whether it means capitalizing on the controversy surrounding Lyssa's nomination or making a play for her husband.



Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Morrow McCarthy
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A waspish and quick witted "Log Cabin Republican" columnist turned screenplay author who inadvertently lights the match to the fire of controversy that engulfs Lyssa's nomination.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Timber Tucker
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A handsome, ambitious TV reporter whose segment on Lyssa takes an unexpected turn when an off-hand remark becomes the weapon of choice for those opposed to Lyssa's nomination.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Senator Alan Hughes
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A long term conservative senator whose politics are polar opposites to his daughter Lyssa's. He must walk a fine line trying to answer to his constituents while supporting his daughter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Charlotte Hughes
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Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes – The not at all chubby fourth wife of the Senator might be easy to dismiss as an arm candy cardboard cutout, but has moments of surprising perception and wisdom.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Billy Bobbins
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"Spin Control" staffer from Senator Hughes' office who is brought in for damage control as Lyssa and friends try to salvage her nomination.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 10 Jimmy
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Cameraman for Timber Tucker.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 11 Voice of Nicholas
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Lyssa and Walter's son.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -