CASTING

DENY WE WERE

DENY WE WERE, a new play by Joe Moe, will be produced by Jay Michaels in association with Fresh Fruit Festival’s “RETURN TO LIVE THEATRE” Festival. Director: Marcus Gualberto, Stage Manager: Sara Minisquero. Performances: Wed, May 11th @ 6p, Fri, May 13th @ 8p, Sat, May 14th @ 5p. Run time: approx. 90 minutes.Rehearsals: Zoom and in person. Union/Non-Union; all positions PAID. 

ALL PARTS OPEN AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION! Encouraging submissions from artists with diverse and intersectional backgrounds to depict contemporary, multi-cultural families.

SYNOPSIS: When precocious 17-year-old Jonah comes to stay with his adopted gay uncle Dean, the teen suspects uncle Dean and dad Jimmy, are “more than just friends.” Dean deflects. Jonah’s mom, Carrie has her own issues with Jonah’s dad. When the charismatic, ex-model Jimmy appears, emotional fireworks go off.

ROLES:

Dean Vela (50) Los Angeles gay Latino. Polished, “dad-bod,” handsome, middle class. Presents young for his age. Frustrated novelist writing copy for a medical device company. A people-pleaser.

Jonah McCabe (17) Blossoming good-looking “hapa” boy (Japanese/Caucasian). High school swimmer. Witty, precocious, sensitive with no filter. Uninhibited. Sweet but calculating beyond his years.

Carrie Saito (44) Japanese-American Earth mom and advertising exec. Workaholic and consummate provider. Loving and focused. Lives for her kid, works for her kid’s unemployed father, Jimmy.

Jimmy McCabe (39) Caucasian, highly educated, former print and runway model. Entrepreneur(ish). A charismatic narcissist willing to accept the most and return the bare minimum. All paths lead to Jimmy.

SUBMISSIONS: Please send pic/resumes to Liz Cope at jmcommnet@gmail.com and type “DENY” in the subject line for easier administrative access. 

SOCKY TELLS ALL

SOCKY TELLS ALL, a new play by Rollin Jewett, will be produced by Michaels & Jewett in association with DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL Performance: Thurs, June 2 @ 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals: Zoom and in person. Union/Non-Union; all positions PAID. 

CASTING OPEN AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION! 

SYNOPSIS: Done in the tradition (and early 60s era) of The Twilight Zone, a young boy in a mental institution seems to know all the nefarious secrets of the director of the institution as told to him through his stuffed sock monkey.

ROLES:

Andy (14-16) Innocent kid … or is he?

Nurse Todd (20s) Attractive and mothering.

Dr. Baxter (45-60) Officious, commanding, with a secret (or two)

SUBMISSIONS: Please send pic/resumes to Liz Cope at jmcommnet@gmail.com and type “SOCKY” in the subject line for easier administrative access. 

IVAN VI

IVAN VI, a new play by Jan Ewing, will be produced by Jay Michaels in association with PupsBooks. Performances: The Tank Black Box
June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17 @ 7:00 p.m.; July 9 & 16 @ 9:30 p.m. (Livestreaming on CyberTank)
Rehearsals: Zoom and in person. Union/Non-Union; all positions PAID. 

ALL PARTS OPEN AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION! Encouraging submissions from artists with diverse and intersectional backgrounds.

SYNOPSIS: 

It’s 1764 and Tsar Ivan VI is twenty-four years old. He’s been living alone in a prison cell for twenty years, seeing no one but the two guards who have been ordered to kill him if anyone should try and set him free. Many in Russia consider him to be the legitimate Tsar. The grandson of Ivan V, Peter the Great’s older brother, he was crowned, annointed and deified at the age of two-months, removed by his cousin, Elizabeth Petrovna (the future Empress), at fifteen months and thrown into prison. Many attempts to free him have taken place, but none have so far succeeded. Is he merely the uneducated simpleton he appears to be, or is it possible he might return to the throne one day and replace Catherine II (the Great)?

ROLES:

Ivan: (20s): Accidentally attractive, innocent, equal parts articulate and afflicted.

The Spectre of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna (30s): Regal, powerful errotic.

The Spectre of Count Alexis Razumovsky: (late 20s) Regal, affected, pompus

Captain Danilo Vlasev (40s): Gruff, military type.

Lieutenant Luka Chekin (20s): Rugged, military type but still has an innocent streak.

SUBMISSIONS: Please send pic/resumes to Liz Cope at jmcommnet@gmail.com and type “IVAN” in the subject line for easier administrative access. 

SUBMISSIONS: 

Please send pic/resumes to Liz Cope at jmcommnet@gmail.com and type the name of the show and part in the subject line in the subject line for easier administrative access.

Example:

DENY: Jonah

SOCKY: Andy

IVAN: Alexis