AUDITIONS – FEBRUARY 5 @ 6:00 p.m. and FEBRUARY 8 @ 10:00 a.m.
A Facility for Living, by Katie Forgette
Directed by Christy Holy
Open auditions for the May production of A Facility for Living, a comedy by Katie Forgette. Auditions are on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m.
In this two act comedy set in a somewhat darker but farcical alternative reality, retired actor Joe Taylor moves into a prison-turned-elder-care facility shortly after the demise of Medicare. There he discovers a community of lovable, irascible inmates, hell-bent on bucking the dehumanizing system in which they have landed.
“This show has a colorful cast of characters, so actors should make bold choices and have fun,” said Director Christy Holy “The environment in the nursing home where these characters live is almost completely automated, but they manage to find comfort in their relationships with each other.”
Character Breakdown – 3 men, 3 women
The author describes the characters as follows:
Joe Taylor (65+) – loyal, tenacious, retired actor
Kevin (25 – 35) – an aide, aspirations exceed opportunities and perhaps intellect. Tattoos.
Wally Carmichael – (65+) – cranky mush-pot. Overweight. Well-hidden, but present, regard for human frailty.
Beatrice “Judy” Hart – (65+) – ill, but not so that you would necessarily notice.
Nurse Claudia (30 – 50) – re-energized in her role as a nurse now that personal responsibility is the new slogan in health care. Speaks quickly and with authority. Tough love practitioner, not sadistic.
Mitzi Kramer (65+) – former nurse, now resident; declining health but not kindness. Her speech is fluid and bright. She could very easily be mistaken for an employee at the nursing home, except for rare moments of eccentricity.
Auditioners will be asked to cold read from the script. Copies of the play can be borrowed from the OTA office. Auditioners not able to come to auditions may contact the director, Christy Holy, at email@example.com to arrange for other opportunities to audition.
Interested in auditioning? Take a look at the Main Stage Season and Second Stage Season for performance dates and descriptions of the shows.
For more information about auditions or other upcoming events, call the OTA office at (360) 683-7326.