Auditions for "Cry It Out"
About the project and the company
Cry It Out
By Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Zandi Carlson
inD Theatre is now casting for its October-November 2023 production of “Cry It Out,” by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Zandi Carlson. Auditions and most rehearsals will take place in Seattle. Tech/dress rehearsals and performances will take place on Bainbridge Island. All actors will receive a stipend of $1,200.
We are committed to diverse and creative casting. The right person for the role will express the essence of their character, and will not necessarily conform to an expected race, gender, ethnicity, or body type. Actors of color, gender non-conforming actors, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to request auditions.
inD Theatre seeks to inspire social change by offering theatrical productions that provide actor stipends, are free to attend, and address the most important issues of our time. More details are at www.indtheatre.org.
Synopsis: Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Today, she is in dirty yoga pants, covered in breast milk, trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a sleepy Long Island suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. Happy to have found each other, the two moms agree to meet for coffee during naptime in the sweet spot behind their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception, and a fast friendship is born. Jessie and Lina may be from vastly different financial backgrounds—Jessie is Ivy-educated and of the manor born; Lina has a night-school nursing degree and terrible credit—but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns. One coffee quickly becomes a daily coffee, as Jessie and Lina laugh through the highs and lows of motherhood. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger who lives in the mansion up on the cliff appears in the yard, asking if they would include his wife, a new mom who is having “a hard time,” in their coffee klatch. Reluctantly, the duo tries to become a trio, but with very mixed—and surprising—results. After all, this is a town where the haves and the have-nots live in very close company; up on the cliff is Sands Point, one of the most expensive Great Gatsby-esque neighborhoods in the whole country. How could that woman possibly be having a “hard time?”
If you would like to audition but are unable to attend one of the audition blocks, please Contact Us to make alternative arrangements.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Location of Audition
Actors invited to audition will be provided details on where auditions will be held at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle on Sunday, August 6.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals for the production will take place in September and October, and may be scheduled during the daytime, sometime between 9 AM and 3 PM, and/or in the evenings from 7 PM to 10 PM, in Seattle. We understand that some of our actors may be parents/caregivers coordinating childcare alongside work and rehearsals. Our goal is to create a schedule that accommodates each actor, fostering a supportive rehearsal environment. Spacing, tech and dress rehearsals will take place from Saturday, October 21 through Thursday, October 26, 2023 on Bainbridge Island.
(Note: The roles of Adrienne and Mitchell will require fewer rehearsals than Lina and Jessie earlier on in the rehearsal process.)
Performances: Thursdays through Sundays, from Friday, October 27, 2023 through and including Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island with all shows at 7 PM except at 5 PM on Sunday, November 12.
Covid-19 safety: All actors invited to audition must attest to having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition, for the safety of everyone involved in the audition process, all production team members, actors and anyone else on site will be required to wear masks at all times except for actors during their audition.
Auditions: A first round of auditions will be held from 2 PM- 5 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle. Not all actors who request an audition may be invited to do so. Once you are confirmed for an audition slot, you will be sent sides to prepare for one or more of the characters ahead of the audition. No need to prepare your own monologue or bring a physical headshot and resume. Please bring your sides with you. We will have extra sides available if needed. Callbacks may be held for one or more roles, as needed, at a date/time to be arranged based on actor availability. If invited to callbacks, you will be sent a scene to prepare and will be paired up with one or more actors for chemistry reads. Audition requirements: * If selected to audition, sides will be provided in advance * No monologue necessary Complete the form at indtheatre.org/auditions-cry-form to request an audition, and upload your headshot and resume
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
Initial audition Sun. 8/6
Seattle and Bainbridge Island WA
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Possible callback for one or more roles, to be determined
Complete the audition request form at indtheatre.org/auditions-cry-form
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