The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga announces their auditions for the new play festival. The new play festival will be producing four new full length shows over two weekends (October 20-29).
The two shows from the festival will be auditioning for are Affected, written & directed by Christina Asselin; and Our Time, written by Ken Levine, directed by David Braucher.
Auditions will be Wednesday September 6th at 7pm. The Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY. All actors will read from sides from the script. We will also be holding auditions for What Happens in Iowa written by Joe Starzyk will audition at a later time.
Please bring your list of conflicts starting September 9th.
Affected by Christina Asselin is a comedic drama that seeks to examine the intricacies of adult sibling relationships in the wake of the loss of their parents. And how those relationships can be further complicated when one of the siblings has a serious mental health issue. It is set in the boroughs of New York City, present day.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
BENNY – a brilliant man in his mid-thirties. He is diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder, Depressive Type.
PAUL – Benny’s younger brother, in his early thirties. He works for an insurance company, and has become the head of his family in the wake of his mother?s death.
LEAH- a Kindergarten teacher in her early thirties, shares a mutual friend with Paul, who fixed them up.
RACHEL – Benny and Paul’s little sister. She works as a waitress and is a member of a dance company.
JANICE – A psychiatric nurse.
CARLA – A patient (Double cast as PARAMEDIC #1)
LOUIE – A patient (Double cast as PARAMEDIC #2)
Our Time by Ken Levine is a loosely autobiographical comedy about breaking into the world of comedy in 1975 Los Angeles. It was a golden era for comedy ? sitcoms had come of age and ground breaking series like All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and M*A*S*H filled the airwaves, the Comedy Store just began to blossom discovering such talent as David Letterman, Richard Pryor, and Freddie Prinze, Saturday Night Live premiered, and creative disc jockeys still reached millions of listeners.
Four young Baby Boomers come of age and try to find their place in this inspiring new world. They face levels of talent, degrees of desire, jealousy, confusion, competition, the sexual revolution, parental pressure, ego, insecurity, religion, discrimination, luck, struggle, and decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Who will make it and who won’t?
Directed by: David Braucher
SARAH – 20’s, Jewish, attractive, earthy, and not shy.
ALAN – 20’s, Jewish, gay but not overtly.
DOUG – 20’s. Force of nature. Robin Williams-type
BOBBY – 20’s Jewish, sweet disposition.