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The local Authority - Stage Show

The local Authority - Stage Show

York, UK
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The Local Authority.

I am staging a play at the Joseph Rowntree theatre in York in August of this year, dates are as follows: get in 3.rd, dress rehearsal 4.th, first show 5.th, 6.th and 2 shows on 7.th Saturday) before i inundate you all with information, scripts and character types, can you please check your diaries for holidays etc for availability.

Please also bear in mind there would be a couple of weeks of rehearsing in York prior to the show. Most of the show will take place as a 'mock' Zoom meeting. So it's conceivable those who are not doubling up with another character can get away with having their script next to your pap top/pc/ mobile zoom connection as if it is minutes for the council meeting.

This was written some ten months ago and has been workshopped regularly since pulling it into shape and helping it evolve into the piece it is currently. We are hoping for a profit share for this production. I'm looking for 'team players' not people who don't want to get their hands dirty or help others. This is an 'Ensemble' piece.

Hopefully by August we may be able to have the theatre at half capacity, fingers crossed. However, first things first lets see who is available for an audition and who is available for the actual rehearsal dates and production dates and we can move on from there.

Auditions will be around late June. I will give each of you a short monologue to learn and to perform.

I am looking for 3 males and 2 females, the females will double up and play a smaller role towards the end of the comedy piece. Aged around 25 to 65.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsals will be late June early July for 2 to 3 weeks , in York. get in 3.rd, dress rehearsal 4.th, first show 5.th, 6.th and 2 shows on 7.th Saturday. I'm looking for team players not people who don't want to get their hands dirty or help others. This is an Ensemble piece.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - after the last show, possible profit share.

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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DAN LUCAS

a snake, he is a trouble shooter for the local council. but he is also a sociopath. Divorced with children. Complex private life, drug addict and heartless and devious scoundrel.

Male, aged 38 to 56

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Lesley Carol

The council manager. In charge of this emergency pandemic meeting. Lesley is divorced with children. She struggles with alcohol issues which everyone thought she had dealt with. But it returns when she is under extreme amounts of stress.This is one such occasion. Lesley struggles to keep order in the meeting and has allies and a certain amount of support but it tends to be fleeting and flaky. She has a disabled daughter and Dan Lucas is her ex partner. Richard is her brother. Mood swings.

Female, aged 36 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Richard Carol

Richard is a big shot at the local council. He hunts down embezzlers and internal corruption. He is Lesley's brother. Executive Member for Massive social and economic Change. He is ruthless and very shrewd. An ex Army sergeant and ex specialist solicitor.

Male, aged 30 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

Christine Nunn

Christine is a hippy female. Into healing and Hawkwind. Meditation and tarot. She doesn't get on with everyone . she has bad history with some at the meeting. Her home life is chaotic. She sometimes deals drugs in the council but it's all very civilized and no one ever gets hurt. She is naive and yet at time vindictive. She has children and a poorly Mother.

Female, aged 32 to 61

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

NEIL PLANNER

Neil is the Lead in this production as he is in it from start to finish and he is without doubt the main protagonist. He is in league with Dan Lucas though we don't find that out till the final scene. He is extremely devious and untrustworthy. Though he comes across as a rather nice chap at times.

Male, aged 33 to 55

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 6 July 2021.

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Listing created: 17 April 2021
Applications closed: 6 July 2021
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