Auditions

We are currently casting for our 2022 Season:

We are seeking artists of all cultural and racial backgrounds, gender identities and disabilities.

Our goal is to tell these compelling stories with committed theatre artists in a supportive, inclusive and equitable environment. Actors may, and are encouraged to, submit for multiple shows.

Callbacks, all rehearsals and performances will be live, in-person at our theatre in Orange County.

All performers are required to be fully vaccinated.

See below for show info, open roles, dates and submission requirements

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2022 Season Production Lineup:

Shut Up – Written & directed by John J. Pistone

Show Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings March 18 – April 3, 2022

Rehearsals begin February 15, 2022

Performer Pay: $350 for run of show (nine performances)

Synopsis:

Sam and Kris met via an online dating app. Kris, who resides in Texas, has flown to LA to meet and spend the weekend with Sam.

However, a pandemic hits, and the state has imposed insanely strict “stay-at-home” orders so Sam and Kris are forced to live together until the pandemic subsides.

What started as a romantic weekend has now turned into 65 days and they are at their breaking points with the situation and each other.

The play begins at day 65 of them being in Sam’s tiny one bedroom apartment.

Shut Up is a comedy about finding love and toilet paper during a pandemic.

Time Stands Still – by Donald Margulies Directed by Ray Hanna

Show Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings May 13 – 29, 2022

Rehearsals begin April 11, 2022

Performer Pay: $350 for run of show (nine performances)

Synopsis:

Time Stands Still focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.

Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

The Motherfucker With The Hat – By Stephen Adly Guirgis Directed by Chris Mertan

Show Dates: July 15 – 31, 2022

Rehearsals begin June 13, 2022

Performer Pay: $350 for run of show (nine performances)

Synopsis:

Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story.

Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean.

He’s also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica.

Ralph D. is Jackie’s too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor.

He’s married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. A

nd then there’s Julio, Jackie’s cousin…a stand-up, “stand by me” kind of guy.

The Awkward Tale Of Carrot & Those Who Art In Heaven – Written & Directed by Ray Hanna

Show Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings October 7 – 23, 2022

Rehearsals begin September 7, 2022

Performer Pay: $350 for run of show (nine performances)

Available Roles

We strongly believe in diverse casting therefore all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Shut Up

* Note: All roles in this production are “Non-Gender specific” and therefore may be played by any combination of men or women.*

SAM – Lead: 24 to 35 years old, all ethnicities male or female.

Traits: Dreamer, Needy, Emotional, Not detail oriented, Optimistic, Passionate, “Absolutely going to work” attitude.

KRIS – Lead: 24 to 35 years old, all ethnicities male or female.

Traits: Jewish, Cynic, Quick-witted, Mean spirited, Overworked, Sarcastic, Intolerant “That’s not going to work” attitude, Bartender

ALEX – Supporting: 24 to 35 years old, all ethnicities male or female.

Traits: Buffoon, Antagonistic, Cavalier, Defiant, “I know” attitude

KELLY – Supporting: 24 to 35 years old, all ethnicities male or female.

Traits: Neurotic, Anxious, Analytical, Aggressive, methodical, rational

Time Stands Still –

SARAH GOODMAN – Lead – 35 to 43 years old, all ethnicities female. Sarah is a photojournalist who uses her pictures of war, famine, and poverty as a means to document the world’s atrocities and, hopefully, inspire action.

Traits: Hardened, Sarcastic, Conflicted, Caring, Biting, Searching, Injured, Intelligent, Wry, Photojournalist, Scarred, Survivor

JAMES DODD – Lead – 35 to 43 years old, all ethnicities male. James is Sarah’s work partner and lover.

Traits: Intelligent, Guilty, Caring, Loving, Critiquing, PTSD, Traumatized

RICHARD EHRLICK – Supporting – 50 to 60 years old, all ethnicities male. Richard is Sarah’s photo editor and ex-lover.

Traits: Considerate, Loving, Happy, Realistic, Caring, Content

MANDY BLOOM – Supporting – 22 to 29 years old, all ethnicities female. Mandy is a peppy, young event planner. and Richard’s girlfriend.

Traits: Open, Outgoing, Compassionate, Simple, Hopeful, Optimistic, Blunt, Naïve

The Motherfucker With The Hat

JACKIE – Lead – 27 to 35 years old, male. Jackie is a recovering drug addict who has recently been released from prison, having served time for dealing drugs.

Traits: : Recovering Addict, Convict, Violent, Angry, Sensitive, Earnest, Compassionate, Romantic, Dreamer

VERONICA – Lead- 24 to 32 years old, female. Veronica is Jackie’s girlfriend and has been since they were young. She is a cocaine addict and doesn’t seem to have plans to give it up anytime soon. She is sexual, aggressive and confident, and her temper can go from zero to a hundred in seconds.

Traits: Addict, Unfaithful, Sexy, Sexual Aggressive, Confident, Hot-Tempered, Guilty, Loving, Selfish, Comedic, Foul-Mouthed

RALPH D. – Lead – 30 to 43 years old, all ethnicities male. Ralph D. is Jackie’s AA sponsor. He is a charming man who seems to have a relaxed, frank manner about him and “say it like it is.” In fact, Ralph rarely tells the whole truth, but what he does say is often both compelling and persuasive. He is a master manipulator, which actually makes Ralph a great sponsor — but also makes him a terrible friend.

Traits: Unfaithful, Traitor, Recovering Addict, Relaxed, Frank, Compelling, Persuasive, Manipulator, Confident, Cocky, Smart, Likable, Fake, Hypocrite

VICTORIA – Supporting – 35 to 45 years old, all ethnicities female. Victoria is Ralph D.’s wife. She is a feisty, aggressive woman, and she is tired of dealing with Ralph’s infidelities. She is beautiful and smart, but she has lost her spark.

Traits: Unhappy, Unfaithful, Feisty, Aggressive, Tired, Beautiful, Smart, Downtrodden

COUSIN JULIO – Supporting – 37 to 50 years old, all ethnicities male. Cousin Julio is Jackie’s cousin. Julio is a very flamboyant, somewhat eccentric Latino man who approaches life with warmth and humor. He wears track suits and cooks and tries to live a healthy lifestyle, doing every one of these things with zest and feeling. Some would say he’s a little over-the-top.

Traits: Flamboyant, Supportive, Kind, Warm, Comedic, Diva, Healthy,

Performances:

Friday – Sunday Evenings

All shows are scheduled to run for three (3) consecutive weekends, nine (9) performances, with possible extension.

*Important Notice*

All performers must be fully vaccinated.

All rehearsals and performances will be “in-person” at the theatre and performances will be in front of live audiences at Bold Theatre in Los Alamitos, CA.

If you have any hesitation or reservations regarding these policies please do not apply.

Audition Info:

Please submit one (1) self-tape with the following:

Slate at the beginning of your self-tape.

Include in your slate that you are fully vaccinated, understand rehearsals and performances are all “in-person with performances in front of live audiences and are aware that the theatre is in Orange County.

After slate we would like to see one (1) dramatic monologue of approximately 1 – 2 minutes (max) in length and one (1) comedic monologue of approximately 1 – 2 minutes (max).

While we prefer theatrical monologues we will accept monologues from non-theatrical sources such as tv, film etc…

This is our opportunity to see who you are so please choose material that speaks to you.

Last but not least; Have fun!

To be considered for our first round of auditions self tapes must be submitted by

by 5:00 pm on Monday February 7, 2022

Submit self-taped auditions either via downloadable Vimeo link (preferred) or email (auditions@boldtheatre.org).

First round of callbacks will be on February 9 & 10, 2022. 

*If you are emailing your audition please include your headshot and resume.

Please only submit the materials requested.

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