One House Productions
Seaford, NY 11783
One House is currently seeking actors to fill roles in it's upcoming development series, "One House, Open House."
The goal is to connect writers in the early stages of project development with actors and other early career professionals so that a creative relationship can be forged from the very beginning of the creative process. We hope to foster a culture of ‘peer dramaturgy,’ in which actors can get involved on the ground level during workshop sessions utilizing Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process (please see attached), and, in many cases, originate new roles in public readings, workshops, films or productions.
Please submit no more than three (3) taped readings utilizing the attached sides provided by our playwrights by Tuesday, July 27th, by 9pm for consideration. (please note these are works in progress and some of the characters, character names and synopsis have been updated)
Along with your submission, please include a resume and headshot, as well as your basic availability. If cast, we will do our best to work around your schedule.
All rehearsals and performances will be held virtually.
by Andra Hunter
Ballerina Lillian is living in liminal space, caught between a fracturing reality and a dreamscape of suffering. With ghostly guide Jocasta at her side, Lillian dances her way through pain, turmoil, and betrayal to find what it is she can hold onto.
All characters may be played by actors of any race/ethnicity. Please use a diverse cast.
5 F, 1 M
Lillian Davis-Whitney, F, a ballet dancer. 35-40, pregnant with her first child.
Nathan Whitney, M, choreographer and her husband, 45-55. AD of Ballet Whitney. A dancer.
Jocasta, F, a ghost, the Greek figure, also a dancer.
Ione (EYE-on-ee), F, a 14-to-16-year-old girl from ancient Greece
Ammon (AM-on), F, a young woman from ancient Greece, early 20s, Ione’s friend. She is touched with a gift of sight.
Dr. Barry, F, Lillian’s obstetrician, 40s-50s.
Jane, Queen’s Foole
By Barbara Blatner
Based on the very little that is known of the
only documented female Fool (jester) in the English court
JANE FOOLE - English female, a poor country girl, what we might now call “schizophrenic,” drags HER foot when SHE walks; ages 16, 33, 35, 38. Becomes Mary Tudor’s Foole and confidante. “holy Fool,” claims to “see” the future. Wild, inventive, broken, lost, devoted, manic, disassociated, witty, brave, bold.
MARY TUDOR - PRINCESS MARY, then QUEEN MARY 1, daughter of King Henry VIIIand Katherine of Aragon, ages 20, 37, 39, 42. Fights not to succumb to an image of HERSELF as a victim of history.
LUCRECE THE TUMBLER – a female dwarf, bisexual, a Jester/entertainer acrobat, singer and dancer. Even-tempered and emotionally tight to the point of rigidity. Does not understand what love is.
CHESTER - a palace guard, male. Carries a sword. Possessive of MARY. Becomes an enforcer of MARY’s persecution of Protestants and policy of burning “heretics” at the stake.
WILL SOMER – King Henry VIII’s principal Fool. A “holy Fool” like Jane, quick to devise a joke, childlike in other respects, distracted, lost, sunk in daydreaming.
PHILLIP OF SPAIN, FATHER MARTINE, MESSENGER, THOMAS LATIMER, HERALD, BISHOP JOHN WHITE – played by the same actor.
By Shail Modi
A panel discussion/live talk show type thing.
A - He/She/They — early 20s
B - He/She/They — early 20s
LADY - She — 40s
Three Our Fathers
By Janine Sadowski
Examines the varying relationships that a deceased father still has with his three daughters.
Rita, early 40s-7 months pregnant-married to John-Sister to Lucy and MaryAnn
John, early 40s married to Rita
Catherine(formerly Lucy), single, early 30’s-Sister to Rita and MaryAnn
Abigail, Catherine’s girlfriend-late 20s-spacey into crystals and vibrations and negative/positive energy vibes
MaryAnn, mid 30s-Sister to Rita and Lucy-conservative
Frank, early 50s-old fashioned-jolly type: MaryAnn’s gentleman friend
The Shade Room
By Kate Schwartz
(A Suburban Revenge Fantasy)
Melissa and Joan, a married couple, move into an affluent, conservative, suburban town.
The snobby PTA mothers (Heather and Amy) act as if they are the couple’s new best
friends, however, they are secretly and mercilessly bullying the couple in a private
Instagram group called “The Shade Room.” When Joan catches one of the mothers in an
adulterous act, she snaps pictures. Melissa and Joan now have the power to take away the
popularity and prestige of The PTA Mean Girls. Will they take the high road, or will they
“Revenge proves its own executioner.” –John Ford
MELISSA: Female; late 30s to early 40s; Married to JOAN; HER new neighbors “out” and bully her
JOAN: Female; late 30s to early 40s, Married to MELISSA; Fierce defender of MELISSA and their marriage
SAMANTHA: Female; mid to late teens; daughter to MELISSA
HEATHER: Female; mid 30s to early 40s; Head of the PTA; Administrator of The Shade Room; arrogant; smug; “Christian;” secretly insecure
AMY: Female; mid 30s to early 40s; HEATHER’S best friend; Vice President of PTA; gossip; “Christian;” “mean girl;” Husband thinks SHE’S fat
MICHAEL: Male; 40s; Husband to Heather; workaholic; impotent
ALL SIDES CAN BE FOUND HERE
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The House is Open – we can’t wait to welcome you in!
The Open House Team
Bill, Christopher & Deborah
July 30, 2021 - October 27, 2021