New Play - Coming Late of Age

RBCC Players

About the project and the company

RBCC Players has been performing since 1984 in Richmond Beach. We are pleased to share we will feature a second new work of our 2023-2024 season, Coming Late of Age by Peter Gruenbaum.

Coming Late of Age shares the story of Steven. We are transported back to the 1980s, where we meet shy, math-loving Steven as he is having first-time romantic experiences in college and graduate school. Steve feels awkward and clumsy when the older 2020s Steven enters and begins coaching his younger self on how to navigate three stages of his life: a relationship that doesn’t happen, a first relationship, and a relationship that lasts. Final scenes reveal why older Steven is bringing back these memories, and what he can learn from his younger self.

We are used to coming-of-age stories that typically have first romantic relationships in middle and high school students. This is a unique look at a late bloomer whose story is rarely told.

Cast features are:
This cast has calls for five actors to play multiple roles:
Male, between 50 – 70 will play Older Steven

Male, between 18 – 28 will play Younger Steven and Paul

Female, between 18 – 25 will play Natalie, Alex, and Sylvia

Female, between 18 – 25 will play Jane, Madeline, Fran, and Eva

Male, between 18 – 25 will play Dean, Zach, and Caleb

This staged reading will have minimum costumes, props, and set and do an audience talk back as well. Casting between December 10 – 20 by appointment. Rehearsals will be Jan 2, 3, 6, With set, props, and costumes 13, 14, 15, 16, possibly 19 with one performance Saturday Jan 20. 

Location of Audition

By appointment 1512 195th St NW, Shoreline, Washington at Richmond Beach Congregational Church UCC.

Other details

You may share your TPS profile however, I will still need to know your availability for audition between December 10 and 20 via email.

Audition requirements

Short Contemporary Monologue and possible Cold Reading by appointment. Please send a resume and headshot to the director at cyndi.thomsen@gmail.com. In the subject line please state Coming Late of Age and in the body of your email please share availability for an audition date and time between Dec 10 and 20.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Male, between 50 – 70
will play Older Steven
Male, between 18 – 28
will play Younger Steven and Paul
Female, between 18 – 25
will play Natalie, Alex, and Sylvia
Female, between 18 – 25
will play Jane, Madeline, Fran, and Eva
Male, between 18 – 25
will play Dean, Zach, and Caleb
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Email

Audition/Interview dates

By appointment between December 10 - 20 2023

Pay type

None

Audition location

Shoreline WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

TBA if needed

Submission instructions

Please send a resume and headshot to the director at cyndi.thomsen@gmail.com. In the subject line please state Coming Late of Age and in the body of your email please share availability for an audition date and time between Dec 10 and 20.

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract

None