Pandemic Plays: Shelter in Place etc.

Radial Theater Project

About the project and the company

Shelter in Place: A play in one place A working title by Danny Bryck, directed by Jasmine Joshua, is part of a series of new plays collectively titled The Pandemic Plays, commissioned and produced by Radial Theater Project in association with 18th & Union.
As COVID tears through the country, actor couple Amelia and Benny have fled New York City to shelter at a relative’s cabin in rural Maine. They try to stay busy with self-tape auditions and zoom readings, at the same time struggling with the challenges of country life, quarantine, and existential dread. But the longer they’re isolated, the more the lines blur between their real lives, the scenes they’re acting out, and their feverish fantasies. As spring turns to summer and fall, the two race against time, space, and cyberspace to come up with a script that works.

Each of The Pandemic Plays will be performed live at 18th & Union during the month of October, 2020. There will be at least 5 live performances of each play, maybe 6.

The plays will be performed live and broadcast over a live stream. If possible we’ll have a small number of in-person audience members in addition to the live stream; that’s Plan A. If we can’t allow audience members into the space due to public health restrictions, we’ll perform at 18th & Union and the show will only be viewable online; that’s Plan B. And if we can’t have anyone in the space we’ll live stream from actors’ homes; that’s Plan C.

Plays are being written and staged to ensure proper physical distancing throughout the rehearsal and performance process.

We are seeking 2 actors who live together so they can perform scenes without social distancing. The characters are a man and woman but do not have to be cis. Both can be of any ethnicity.

Audition requirements

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Character breakdown / Project needs
An actor in her late 20’s. Deals with her overwhelm at the logistics and ethics of living through the pandemic by reconnecting with nature. She can lose herself sometimes. A magnet for time-travelers.
20s-30s, an actor who fancies himself as a director. Likes to think he has the situation under control. Occasionally given to mansplaining. Susceptible to possession by ghosts.
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Audition/Interview dates

Scheduled upon submission

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Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

200 200

Submission instructions

Email headshot and resume

Union Requirements


Equity Contract