Monday, January 17, 2011

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Seeking an edgy actress for February in a short play ( Bklyn NY)
Date: 2011-01-09, 5:40PM EST
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Seeking a NYC actress (preferably Brooklyn/Bushwick/Williamsburg area
For rehearsing a short play we are working on to take to Washington DC for 4 days in February

We are a performance group- ( a non profit arts group of 30 year old men in Bushwick/brooklyn are doing a 3 night show in Washington DC on Feb 10, 11, and 12 called Adventures in The OK Skin Trade. 4 actors. A 25 minute piece.

Looking to fill a big role for a girl that we are looking for a cool as shit talented actress to be in it. If u are free and interested let me know and we will send u the script. We will rehearse 2 nights a week ( with a weekend day added possibly ) over the next 5 weeks.

we rehearse/live here in Brooklyn, but yes- we are taking the show to D.C. For 3 nights in Feb.

In DC we were invited to be a part of a festival so they are providing transportation and lodging fees for us. We will rehearse in Bushwick and in the Village and drink alcohol probably as we rehearse. It's a bizarre piece. (Sounds it.) The character we had u in mind for is "the matron" - a listless young woman of dubious trade ( something of a nurse or prostitute ) (Nursing is dubious? And akin to prostitution? I never knew...) addicted to doses of liquid opium, dressed in tassels (Where are the tassels placed? This might be an important point to clarify...), sequins, & garters of a bygone era, wears an eye patch, & a mysterious birth mark on her forehead. The other 3 characters are all men. Their names are "the baron", "the rustler", and "the auctioneer"....

We'll rehearse Thurs and Sun nights for the next 5 weeks which should suffice for a 20-25 minute play. No set, but quite elaborate costumes. Will send a script via email for consideration.

we are wild, ridiculous fine young gentlemen artists who do not care about a lot of the things some 'new' theatre people who have come to NYC to care about. (Like maintaining a professional, trustworthy working environment that is safe for females?) There's no payment aside for accommodation and credit for this. That being said, we might be good for your resume (we've got a legitimate and cool NYC Indy theatre cred) but more importantly we are smart, fucked up, sweet artists doing real fun stuff and it is always a positive life in art experience taking an adventure.

Respond with a resume and headshot. Please have a Wild spirit, risk taking capacity, open heart, and decent technique. Should we hold auditions they would be within the next week in a wild loft apartment in Bushwick off the Morgan stop L train.

P.s. -- an ability and interest in playing a role with fast-paced lines with great comic timing (yet also with sincerity when needed) is important.

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* Location: Bklyn NY
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I'm all for experimental theatre - good for you. But a good actress probably knows better than to audition in a sketchy loft apartment in Bushwick with a bunch of 30-something dudes. (I hope.)

PS - You wrote all that out on your iPod but couldn't be bothered to write the three-letter word "You"? That seems weird to me.

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