Saturday, March 19, 2011

Auditions for Independence by Lee Blessing, Paradox Players, April 4 & 5

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Independence by Lee Blessing (image: Dayton Theatre Guild)

Paradox Players

Paradox Players are holding auditions for Independence by Lee Blessing on April 4 & 5, 7-9 pm at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road (click for map). Lisa Foster will direct the production, to be staged June 3-19. Independence offers roles available for 4 actresses to play 4 well-written, completely developed characters that consist of a mother and 3 daughters:

Evelyn -- 50's-60's, mother of three grown daughters, needy, off-the-wall, controlling, comic timing absolutely necessary

Kess -- mid to late 30's, independent, intellectual, professor of english literature, hard shell w/ vulnerable inside, transforms within the play

Jo -- late 20's or early to mid 30's, pregnant, kind, dutiful, caretaker of Mom, low self-esteem, makes a transformation within the play

Sherry -- 19, graduating from high school in a few weeks, selfish by necessity, snarky, has great comic lines so comic timing necessary

Setting is Independence, Iowa in 1984, when the oldest daughter, English professor Kess, is called home to tend to her unstable mother and desperate sisters.

Auditionees are requested to read the script, which is available for check-out at the mailroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover and at the Austin Creative Alliance office (formerly ACOT), at 701 Tillery. For more information, email or call (512) 673-7753.

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