Actors wanted for The Cannon Theatre's first ever 10 Minute Play Festival! The festival will feature original plays, 10 minutes long, that can be performed with minimal sets and just a few actors in each play.
Auditions will be on Sunday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 18th from 7:00-9:30 pm. Be prepared to do a cold read. Headshot and resume are not required, but are helpful. Email Tara Earl at Tara.email@example.com for audition time or questions or call 978-448-2108.
Rehearsal schedules will be determined by individual directors. Tech rehearsals will be Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6 6:00-10:00 pm. Check back for character breakdowns.
The 10 Minute Play Festival dates are June 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm.
PLAY SYNOPSIS' AND CHARACTERS:
Dream Date by Ryan Bultrowicz Plot: Frankie just had one of the best dates of her life, but when a sudden narcoleptic fit threatens to ruin the date, she does everything in her power to stay awake.
Allen – A young man who has insomnia. Frankie – A young woman who has narcolepsy.
Happy Medium by Lauren McNally Plot: A man and his wife have an argument about the best way to go about his recent cancer diagnosis.
Mark – Male, late 40’s-early 50’s Lynn – Female, late 40’s-early 50’s
Despite Everything by Madison Wiser Plot: A woman faces doing what's best for her child, by giving her up. Maggie – Female 20’s Victoria – Female 30’s
Oh... by Danny Kelly Plot: Two people struggle with their feelings, and the fact that they might not have any. Man – 20s+ Woman – 20s+
Oh Friend of mine by Michael Tricca Plot: Two friends walk through an idealic field, scarred with war, talking about literature, when one of them steps on a land mine. Armin – Male or female Cody – Male or female
I by Matt Mantenuto Plot: A child struggles with what is real and what is imaginary. Sammy – Male or female, child June – Female, child. Sammy’s iminginary friend Mom – Sammy’s Mother
Lets be Clear by Isabelle Vernalia Plot: A girl defends herself, and with the help of her mother can walk out of the principals office with pride. Pam Lincoln – Female, High school student Mrs. Lincoln – Female, 40s Mother to Pam Mr.Asher – Male, late 50’s High School Principal. Mr. Cole – Male, Late 30’s Father to Jordan.
BFFL Remorse by Steven Hayet Plot: After Kate’s sudden passing, two of her friends wish they had done more...than the other friend. TAYLOR- Female, late 20's - early 30's. KELLY - Female, late 20's - early 30's.
Exit Interview by Jake Lewis Plot: A talk show where the charismatic host, speaks to a guest 24 hours before their death. The latest interviewee learns a valuable lesson about life and love before his time is up. Wally Langdon – Male 30’s, host Andy Metzger – Male 50’s, interviewee Erroll Lyme – Male or female 20s+, producer
Virtual Cookies by J.F Dacey Plot: 4 women on their cellphones. FYI – female, no particular age LOL – female, no particular age OMG – female, no particular age WTF – female, no particular age
The next show we will have auditions for will be our Fall, 2018 show, Blackadder, by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson. Directed by Shawn Cannon Auditions will be held on Sat., June 22 at 3:00-6:00 pm, and on Mon., June 24 at 7:00-9:30 pm. Please contact the director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition time
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS: BLACKADDER II---"HEAD" Edmund Blackadder: A snivelling, dim-witted weasel of a man, always trying to find a shortcut to win in life, either with the ladies, or gaining fame or money......but it usually never works and everything blows up in his face.
Baldrick: A loyal servant to Blackadder, but doesn't have a brain cell in his head that works. He is always coming up with a cunning plan, and unfortunately, acts upon it, sometimes unbeknowest to Blackadder, which always ends up badly!
Percy: A rather fluffy character, spineless and afraid of his own shadow, yet very willing to help out with just about any scheme that Blackadder and Baldrick come up with.
Queenie: Queen Elizabeth is an airhead, with a cruel streak. She loves to see people squirm to make her happy, but is really just a child at heart, and wants to be loved.
Nursie: Raised Queenie, and is a Mum to all, but is a bit soft in the head. She remembers things every once in awhile, but they usually are not of any help to anyone.
Lord Melchett: Probably the most intelligent person in the show, an advisor to Queenie, who tries to sooth her royal feathers, while making sure his own head always remains intact.
Ploppy, the Gaoler/Earl Farrow: Heavy cockney accent---a very unattractive man, that has a skin disease, inherited from his father, Ploppy, Senior. The Earl is the brother of Lady Farrow, who is trying to plead with the Queen to save her husband. But its too late.
Ploppy, the Cook: A female version of Ploppy, the Gaoler, but not related. Her specialty is sausages.
Lady Farrow: She is a weepy woman, prone to swoon and have much dramatics about her husband. She is trying to save him, before he gets his head cut off.
BLACKADDER THE THIRD---"SENSE AND SENILITY" Blackadder, and Baldrick are same characters.
Prince George: (played by actor who played Percy) Rather foppish and silly, coming up with outlandish ideas, but not a brain to carry them out.
Mossop and Keanrick: (played by the actors that played Lord Melchett and Ploppy) Two actors that are terrible and tend to over act everything and yes, like all actors, are very superstitious!
Mrs. Miggins: (played by the actor that played Nursie) The woman that runs the coffee shop.
BLACKADDER GOES FORTH---- Blackadder, Baldrick, George, and Melchett are played by the same actors.
Captain Darling: (played by the actor that played Ploppy and Keanrick)
Mary: (played by the actor that played Queenie) A nurse, trying to help George recover....or is she?
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