Director: Sharon Miller
AUDITION DATE & TIME
Sunday, November 5th
By appointment only
Please email the Production Manager – Lexi Lehberg
Lexi@theatrearlington.org to book your time slot
Please include your name, cell number, and email address
305 W Main St. Arlington TX 76010
January 12th – February 4th, 2018
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Rehearsals will begin Monday, December 4th
and will be weekday evenings with some Saturday mornings.
Please arrive early with your required headshot and resume.
Auditions will be sides from the script.
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of childraising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public-school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. To bring the comedy to full fruition, our playwright allows Sylvia to talk, cuss, and chase cats as the marriage faces hilarious and touching complications.
Roles Available: 2 Women, 2 Men
Sylvia: Street smart and flirtatious. She is played with very high energy and must have mannerisms which resemble a dog. She bounces, jumps on the furniture, and harasses visitors. She is the personification of what every dog owner knows their dog is thinking. Her love for Greg is sincere. Her need for a home with love and attention is crucial. (Age 20-30)
Kate: Passionately bringing Shakespeare to inner city public schools in New York City. Kate is well dressed and happy about her new-found life in the city with Greg. She is immediately put off by the idea of a dog in the household, and she tolerates Sylvia out of love for Greg. (Age 40-50)
Greg: Greg is also happy about his new life in the city, but he is also searching for spiritual validation. Sylvia seems to be awakening his instincts and love of mankind. Around Sylvia, his euphoric demeanor distracts him from work, marriage, and social graces. Sylvia is his mid-life crisis, and nothing makes him happier. (Age 40-50)
Tom, Phyllis, Leslie: Tom is a younger guy Greg meets at the dog park. Tom might have a Jersey/Brooklyn accent. He has a male dog that becomes Sylvia’s lust interest. Phyllis is a New York socialite (snob) friend of Kate’s. She is put off when Sylvia treats her the way all dogs address new acquaintances. Leslie is the Psychiatrist Kate visits to sort out the problems in the marriage. Leslie will be dressed very ambiguously as neither man nor woman. Leslie is very good at psychological banter, but Greg’s relationship to Sylvia proves to push her/him over the edge. (Played by 1 person. Age 35-50)
Actors will receive a $150 stipend at the final performance following strike
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