The Chatham Players will hold auditions for the imaginative & touching play, “The Flick” by Annie Baker on Monday, November 14th at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Chatham, NJ and on Wednesday, November 16th at the Library of the Chathams 214 Main St Chatham, NJ at 7pm. Actors must check in to the auditions by 7:30pm. If necessary, Callbacks are scheduled for November 17th at 7pm. Production dates are March 3 - 12, 2023 with rehearsals to begin early January. Gabrielle Wagner Mann of Summit directs.
Gabrielle is a multi-hyphenate performer - actor/director/singer/writer, who grew up on the Jersey Shore, migrated to the west coast and then found her way back home to NJ in 2016. She holds a BA in Theatre & Music from Smith College and an MFA in Playwriting & Screenwriting from Point Park University. In addition, she’s studied for over 20 years as an actor and director at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. Favorite directing credits include Oleanna, Prelude to a Kiss, Springtime, and a theatrical version of the film Guinevere. As an actor, she can be seen on shows such as Mad Men, Wilfred, Firefly, Strong Medicine but has spent most of her life on the stage in NYC, LA and tours. In addition, her plays and musicals have been produced across the country. She also co-owns and sings with Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers (www.wecarol.com) and is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, the Dramatist’s Guild and NPX. More at www.gabriellewagner.com
“The Flick” revolves around a run-down movie theater near Worcester, MA -- one of the few that hasn't yet switched to digital film – and the lives of three employees who work just-above-minimum-wage jobs: selling tickets, cleaning up after patrons, and running the projector. Their battles and heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of this 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Sam, Rose, and Avery reveal themselves to be complex, feeling people with unrealized ambitions to become more than their dreary surroundings. For Avery, this isn’t a dead-end job. It’s a way to get closer to the art form he loves. Passionate debates about cinema lead to a friendship of sorts with co-workers Sam and Rose. But will their tentative bond survive as they reveal what they actually need from each other?
Director Gabrielle Wagner Mann seeks 4 actors (20’s to 30’s). Actors will be asked to read from sides provided at the audition, these are available on Chatham Players' website at www.chathamplayers.org.
Actors that are unable to attend the auditions on November 14th or 16th can submit a video file of their audition. Please pick one of the sides provided on Chatham Players’ website for their character and do it with a reader off camera reading the other parts. Please be aware that video files over 20 MB may be blocked by some email mailboxes. If you have a link to your video, we ask that you send the link using Dropbox, Google Drive or similar way. Please email video file to firstname.lastname@example.org with “The Flick Audition Video” in the Subject Line.
- Sam (M) 35 - Shaved head. Caucasian. He often wears a beat-up Red Sox cap and used to be very into Heavy Metal. He has a deep longing for connection, particularly to Rose, that is at odds with his low self-esteem.
- Avery (M) 20 - African-American. Bespectacled. He wears red slightly European-looking sneakers and in love with the movies. He yearns to move on from a traumatic past and become something more than society seems to let him – a survivor.
- Rose (F) 24 - Caucasian. Sexually magnetic, despite the fact that (or partly because?) her clothes are baggy, she never wears makeup and her hair is dyed forest-green. She battles with a disconnect from her own emotions.
- Skylar/The Dreaming Man (M or F or non-binary) 26 – Smaller role and becomes Avery’s replacement later in the play.
In order for everyone to enjoy safe audition experience, masks are optional while inside the theater and proof of vaccination is not required. We ask if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you stay home. These requirements are subject to change based on local health advisories.
The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or email email@example.com. For directions or additional information, please visit www.chathamplayers.org