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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me: CASTING NOTICE
‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ by Frank McGuinness
Directed by Tito Ortiz
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre Street
San Pedro CA 90731
Auditions: Saturday June 13th, 11am, by appointment only
Callbacks (as needed): TBD
Please email headshots and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with WATCH OVER ME & (ROLE) in the Subject. Please bring a hard copy headshot/resume if called for an audition.
First Read: Wed. July 8th, 7pm
Rehearsals: starting 5/9 (mostly Mon/Tues evenings, Sat. days, & Sun vary
depending on running show)
Tech: Sunday Aug. 9th (all day); evenings 8/10- 8/12
Run: Thursdays 8pm 8/13- 9/3; Wednesdays 8pm 8/26 & 9/2;
Sundays 2pm 8/16 (talk back) & 8/23
Union and Non Union encouraged to submit.
Stipend: $125 for rehearsals (5 weeks), $25 per performance
An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone.
Looking for very physical actors and we are working with the idea of confined spaces in mind. All actors must be comfortable singing, but don’t need to be singers.
Michael (30s-40s)- British dialect. English teacher. Was hoping to start fresh in a new town after the sudden passing of his wife. Keeps a lot of his emotions shut tight but is quite the wounded soul deep down inside.
Adam (30s-40s)- American. Doctor. In shape. Practices patience always, becomes a sort of mediator between his two fellow inmates. Still holding on to the life he once had on the outside, but has almost come to terms with the fact that he may never return home again.
Edward (30s-40s)- Irish dialect. Journalist. Sluggish. Hairy? What he lacks in physical activity he makes up for how much he talks. His spirit is certainly beaten down, like his other cellmates, but he is still clinging to the last bit of hope to continue living a “normal” life in prison to the best of his capabilities.