Playwrights’ Round Table chooses plays (auditions to follow)

Auditions are this weekend for Playwrights’ Round Table’s Launch 2011, a collection of short plays by — drum roll, please — David Strauss, George Loukides, Al Pergande, Sandi Lacey, Jamie Cline, Andy Haynes and Stephen J. Miller.

Details on auditions are included in this complete and to-the-point announcement (isn’t it fun when press releases come from writers?) from PRT’s Chuck Dent. And congrats to all the chosen playwrights!

Playwrights’ Round Table has revealed the winning plays for Launch 2011, and is now offering the following information for its auditions this weekend.

Auditions for Launch 2011 will be held on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday November 21 from 3pm to 7pm, in Studio B of the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando).  Please bring 2 copies of your headshot and resume, and be prepared to perform a one-minute monologue and do cold reads from the scripts. All roles are non-paid.

Launch 2011 will be performed in Studio B of the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on Jan. 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, ad 16, 2011. Actors will also participate in filming the plays as part of Orange TV’s program Inside the Playwrights’ Round Table, to be filmed Jan. 23.

Play and character information:

A Hazy Shade (written by David Strauss, directed by Chuck Dent) — A father and daughter surviving together in a barely functioning world must decide how to deal with a mysterious female stranger.

  • Derek, 30ish.
  • Hope, 11.
  • Allie, 20s-30s.

Gone Astray (written by George Loukides, directed by Kevin Sigman) — A quirky brother and sister recall their growing up, while bickering over the present.

  • Peter, comfortably gay, in his 30s.
  • Cleo, a few years older than Peter.

Jalapeño Cough Syrup (written by Al Pergande, directed by David Strauss) –A young man breaks away from his mother’s holistic ex-hippie herbal medicine to get something that actually works.

  • Gaia Schwartz, a mother. Middle-aged, ex-hippie. She has a cold.
  • Tough Bouncer, played by same actress as MOM.
  • Oily Bartender, played by same actress as MOM.
  • Creepy Dealer, played by same actress as MOM.
  • Dogwood “Donny” Schwartz, h, er teenage son, wired with Bluetooth phone, iPod, Blackberry etc. He has a serious cold and will do anything in his quest to conquer it.
  • Jase, Donny’s teenage friend on the phone. Unseen.

Night for Conjugals (written by Sandi Lacey, directed by Jon Jimenez) — An actress uses a rather, er, unusual approach to finding her inner monologue.

  • Edith, actress, 30s-40s.
  • James, her husband, same age range.

Spa (written by Jamie Cline, directed by Christian Read and Angelyne Rhode) — A nervous man’s first trip to a spa, including lots of fruit.

  • Harry, 20s-30s.
  • Rob, 20s-30s.
  • Intercom Voice 1.
  • Intercom Voice 2.

Wise Men Make Proverbs (written by Andy Haynes, directed by Bob Lipka) — Billy seeks relationship advice as uber-slick salespeople Elmer and Ansel engage in verbal jousting to gain his business.

  • Billy, shy young man, 20s-30s.
  • Elmer, male, slick salesman, any age.
  • Ansel, male or female, slick salesperson, any age.

7 Sonnets (written by Stephen J. Miller, directed by Jamie-Lyn Woods) — After his gimmicky dissertation on gender in Shakespeare’s sonnets fails, Dillon must turn to the constant emotional and financial support of his girlfriend, Tansy.

  • Dillon, late 20s or early 30s, a Shakespearean scholar desperately hoping a gimmick will help him succeed at his dissertation.
  • Tansy, late 20s or early 30s,one of the world’s small, unspoken heroines, because she always cheerfully adjusts to the given situation.

For more information please contact us at info@playwrightsroundtable.org or (407) 761-2683.

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