Auditions for The Groundling @ Theatre Southwest, Houston [from 23 to 24 July]

Auditions for The Groundling


29
23 - 24
July
19:00 - 19:00

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Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St, Ste A, Houston, Texas 77063
The Groundling

by Marc Palmieri
directed by Scott McWhirter

After stumbling upon a production of Shakespeare in the park, landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to stage the play in his garage, with a few colorful locals. What begins as a formulaic showbiz farce, takes an unexpected swerve toward heartbreak. And borrowing a neat trick from Shakespeare, Palmieri tops off this comedy with a nicely bittersweet finish.

CHARACTERS: (4M/3F)

BOB MALONE (40s) – Owner of a landscaping company; inspired to write a play about his marriage; trying to make sense of love and loss.

KAREN MALONE (late 30s) – married to Bob 10+ years; frustrated; a nagging wife who would rather not nag; she smiles at the end of the play.

DODD (30s -50s) – hired to direct Bob’s play; passionate about his art; desperate for funding; still has a thing for his former fling, Victoria.

VICTORIA (around 30) – hired to star in Bob’s play; currently out of work actress; Dodd’s former fling; has a side to her that is quite real and down to earth.

PETE (mid 20s) – a current employee at Bob’s company; a bit dimwitted at times; recruited to act in Bob’s play.

ALLY (around 20) – Pete’s sister; quirky; acting in the play too.

FRANK (70s) – Karen’s elderly father; hard of hearing; handy with electronics

Performance Dates
Fridays & Saturdays, Sept 8–30 at 8 pm
Sunday Matinee, Sept 17 at 3 pm

Link to our audition form: theatresouthwest.org/auditionform.pdf

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Please bring a résumé and headshot. Actors are encouraged to attend both nights of auditions.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott McWhirter at [email protected]
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