Prurience - NYC Open Auditions

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Prurience - NYC Open Auditions

Guggenheim Works & Process
New York, NY

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Performer

TITLE

Prurience - NYC Open Auditions

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: Open Call

CONTRACT
Showcase-NY
All roles except for Audience Plant flat rate for all rehearsals & performances $1,600.00 inclusive

PERSONNEL
Writer, Director, Performer Christopher Green
Co-Director: Holly Race Roughan
Casting Director: Liz Ortiz-Mackes

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal 2/28-3/14
Opens 3/20
Closes 3/31

OTHER
www.worksandprocess.org

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING

Equity and non-Equity actors for this U.S. premiere. Prurience is an immersive and participatory theatre piece that will be performed in The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim.

PLEASE NOTE: This piece deals heavily with the theme of porn addition & therefore includes graphic language. Please do not audition if this is an issue.

Story line: This is an experiential show about pornography.

BREAKDOWN

Story line: This is an experiential show about pornography.

Prurience takes place at the meeting of a fictional self-help group for porn addicts. It's an immersive theatre show that invites the audience to take a playful look at how we consume pornography. Everyone in the room including the audience is at the meeting. Everyone might have a problem. The boundaries between reality and fiction, audience and actor blur to create an electric and politically arousing experience. While Prurience is apparently about porn addiction, it is as much about our relationship to capitalism, our over consumption of everything, be that sugar, sex or social media. It asks the audience how and if we can take back control, or whether we even need to... Asking the audience whether we're in the grip of a real addiction crisis or a moral panic, whether they're at a real meeting. or just watching a show, and does it even matter.

Seeking actors who are highly skilled at improvisation, immersive theatre and comfortable with controversial subject matter. Please note this piece is using the subject of pornography addiction in a metaphorical manner.
The role of AUDIENCE PLANT requires minimal rehearsal & the stipend rate is TBD for that role

DEBORAH/RETAIL ASSISTANT
30 to 45 years old, Black/African American straight female. Very vocal, tries to undermine the group leader. She shops on Ebay and watches upscale porn to make herself feel happy.

SAM/MARKETING MANAGER
35 to 45 years old, male. Single gay man. Charming and vulnerable. Both men and women are attracted to him. His partner almost died and when he recovered he left Sam. Sam hasn't recovered.

LANDRY/STUDENT
18 to 25 years old, straight male. Studying chemistry. At a suicidal crises in his young life. Truthful and vulnerable.

JAY/STREET SMART AND BRILLIANT
25 to 35 years old, Black/African American straight male. From a low income background, lives with his sister. New to the group, not sure if it's for him. He is self-taught and probably the smartest person in the room.

RICK/PSYCHOLOGIST
50 to 65 years old, Caucasian straight male. Believes that people fall into distinct and complementary genders with natural roles in life. Profoundly sexist and racist his views are hidden under the guise of being a high status psychologist. The backbone of the piece.

REBECCA/ VETERNARIAN
40 to 55 years old, straight female. Well respected professional, single mother. Watches hard-core gay porn. Feminist, sociable and motherly.

AUDIENCE PLANT/REHEARSES NEAR PREVIEWS PAY TBD
18 to 30 years old, female. An observer with few lines that disrupts the flow of the piece and forces the action to stop. Extremely natural and appearing as an authentic audience member with nothing indicating that they're an actor.

APPOINTMENTS
No appointments. Actors seen on first come, first seen basis.

Union

Open Call

Audition Information

Where

Peter B. Lewis Theatre @ The Guggenheim
1071 5th Ave.
at 88th Street
New York, 10128

WHEN
Friday, February 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE

Be prepared to improvise based on material that will be provided at the audition. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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