by Steven Dietz
directed by Peter Bisgaier
SEEKING: 1M, mid 40s-early 50s, all ethnicities
Already cast: Linda and Abby
PLAY SUMMARY: Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when Linda is diagnosed with a tumor, she asks Michale to share his diaries with her. The entries dive into Michael’s past stay at a writer’s retreat and a hidden affair. Michael says that his entries are a work of fiction. The boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down, and that’s all before Michael reads Linda’s diaries. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.
Michael (mid 40s-early 50s): Successful novelist, but wishes his books were deeper than the pop-fiction that they are. He’s intelligent, witty, and quick minded. He loves his wife very much and will do anything she asks when her illness is revealed.
PREPARATION: Please bring a prepared comedic or dramatic monologue from a published work. Please also be prepared to perform a cold reading, if asked. Please bring headshot and resume, even if submitted electronically.
Director: Peter Bisgaier
Stage Manager: Victoria Kaiser
CALL TYPE: Paid non-union
CONTRACT: $200 stipend
Tuesday, October 30, 7-10pm
Thursday, November 1, 7:30-10pm
Callbacks: Sunday, November 4, 7pm
West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ (map)
Online: Audition form
Walk-ins will be seen if time permits.
Rehearsals will begin with a few days in November. They will pick-up in February through March with long Sunday and Monday evening rehearsals, then mid-March through April rehearsals will be scheduled three days a week around actor availability.
First performances: April 5, 2019
Final performance: April 14, 2019
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursday at 1pm.
Directions to the West Windsor Arts Center