Thursday, April 14, 2005

Lame Title? Check.


4/16, 4/17, 4/23, and 4/24 from 12noon-5PM at XXXXX W. 92 St., Suite 22D, NYC. Mary Allen Productions will be holding auditions for a reading of its new play "Beyond the Palisades." To be read in July at The Dramatist Guild of America. John XXXXX, writer. Seeking—Elvee Tulsa: lead, in the early 1970s, a woman, a singer from New Orleans (singing not required) is conned by a man, Dakota Raye, who promises her stardom beyond her wildest dreams in NYC. Instead of bringing her to the lights of Broadway, he takes her to the streets of Palisades, NJ. He strips her of everything she was and leads her into a life of drugs, stripping and prostitution, 20-40; Dakota Raye: pimp and slime ball, in every sense of the word, The Devil himself, late 20s, any type; Jade: 20s, fellow prostitute and friend of Elvee; Angie: 20s, fellow prostitute and friend of Elvee; Billie: late teens-20, child born mute and daughter of Elvee, all acting is physical; Marta: a homeless woman who carries the body of the play. Also seeking: street types of the 1970s, anything from riff raff, street beggars, male prostitutes, slime, and johns who cheat on their wives. They will steal anything from anyone, including him or her. Elements from deep within the belly of the beast, any type, any age, very colorful. Especially seeking--Francesca: pretty male homosexual prostitute, any type, very colorful; Craig: pretty male homosexual prostitute, any type, very colorful; Blue: homeless stret musician, any type; Zataran: homeless heroin addict, any type, talks to himself; Hogan: slime, riff raff, walks with a limp and stutters his words. Ethnic types encouraged to audition. Pay involved (Oh yeah? To what degree? Because for some reason I don't believe you…). Prepare a three- to five-minute monologue (Holy crap! That's an effing long monologue!). May be asked to read from script. Auditions will be held Sat. April 16, Sun. April 17, Sat. April 23, and Sun. April 24 from 12noon-5PM at XXXXX W. 92 St., Suite 22D, NYC.

Sad, lonely, talented woman desperate for stardom? Check.
Prostitute? Check.
Homeless person? Check.
Physically or mentally challenged character? Check.
Innocent child caught in the drama? Check.
Character named after a state? Check
Character named after a precious/semi-precious stone or gem? Check.
Stripping, drugs, prostitution and at least three forms of "slime"? Check.

Order your tickets now people - this is gonna be a hit!

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