2012 New York International Fringe Festival Production of
Cause of Failure
By Megan Weaver
Directed by Leta Tremblay
Auditions will be held
Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd
244 West 54th Street (btw Broadway and 8th Ave)
Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Auditions will consist of reading sides.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an audition slot and indicate if you have any time constraints.
Cause of Failure will have 3-6 performances in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. All performances will take place in August, but specific dates, times, and venue are TBD. Please be available during the months of July and August for rehearsal and production.
Seeking actors for the following roles:
Young woman, an aspiring writer. Socially isolated and a little naive, with a sarcastic streak and quick wit. Emotionally sensitive and empathetic, but extremely intelligent. Early 20s.
Maggie’s mother. Classic mom: frank, funny, strong, irreplaceable. A fighter with a mischievous side, and an underlying vulnerability. She has congestive heart failure. Late 40s (age flexible).
A representation of a doctor, as Maggie perceives it. DOCTOR evolves as Maggie’s perception of medicine evolves, from incompetent villain to professional ally. Played by one actor. Male or female. 30s-50s.
A community college writing professor, bookish and intense. Late 20s.
Maggie’s brother. Perpetually transient, a magnet for bad luck, lovable, funny, and unreliable. Late 20s/early 30s
Ann’s brother. A business owner accustomed to doing things his own way. Compassionate and stubborn, with a complicated past. Early 50s (age flexible)
Wiley, vulnerable, manipulative, damaged.
A single stark female.
A massive borglike entity.
The cartoon in all her glory.
A crowd of concerned friends, family, community members, churchgoers, paramedics, germs, sea creatures, nurses, organs, water, extensions of the Heart itself.