NTSA is currently casting teen actors for Circuits/Clipped, a double-bill of one-act plays. Circuits by Rachel Lepore is a nontraditional ghost story about a young woman who is visited by the restless spirit of her dead brother -- or perhaps she's simply having hallucinations of him. In Clipped by Sam Van Wetter, a woman believes that the spirit of her deadbeat father has been reincarnated into her new pet parrot.
Rehearsals will begin on July 1 (with a mandatory orientation session the weekend of June 29-30). Performances will be August 9-10 at the 16th Street Theatre in Manhattan.
Emily (Circuits): 16, slim and pretty, studious and exceptionally well organized, self-aware without being insecure, has a secret light behind her eyes, a hidden charisma, and a deeply buried fun side; aA few metaphors for her personality: if she were a time she’d be a precise one o’clock, a season: springtime, a color: burgundy; has many acquaintances, but very few close friends.
Jack (Circuits): 19, handsome, has boyish charm with an old soul, was very popular in high school, a frat boy in college, unintentionally narcissistic, surprisingly compassionate towards his little sister.
Hugh (Circuits): 16, sweet and nerdy, very skinny, attractive, his awkwardness is palpable, confidant in himself as an intellectual, and this confidence translates into a surprisingly secure sense of self socially.
Elise (Clipped): a delirious woman in her thirties who craves understanding, has a deep sense of longing while being able to show her insecurity, has withdrawn from society out of necessity, a frivolous character that can play slapstick physical comedy as a mechanism to hide her deep sadness and self-depreciative demeanor; must be 18 or younger to play 30.
Petey (Clipped): plays both a sardonic and irreverent, human-sized, parrot and plays a warm, loving, apologetic father to Elise, must be able to play extravagant and outrageous while being able to rein everything in to play the sensitive and conciliatory father, should be hilarious and comfortable with committing physically with the characters, should be strong at creating distinct and varied performances for the two characters the actors must play, must be 18 or younger to play 50s-60s.
Audition Information: Auditions will be May 23-24 at CAP 21 (18 West 18th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues). Please prepare two one-minute monologues (one comedic, one dramatic). Auditions are by appointment only. Please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.