Little Fish Theatre begins all casting from within our membership, but often holds open casting for additional roles. Please check back periodically for updated casting notices or sign up on our Audition List to receive notifications via email.
The How and the Why
by Sarah Treem
Directed by Danielle Ozymandias
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre Street
San Pedro CA 90731
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PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF NOT AVAILABLE FOR ALL TECH AND PERFORMANCE DATES LISTED.
Auditions: 6/8, 1pm, by appointment only
*Please email headshots and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with HOW/WHY and (Role) in the subject line by 6/4.
Produced under the AEA membership company rule: Union and Non Union encouraged to submit. Stipend: $25 per week for rehearsals (5 weeks), $25 per performance
1st read/rehearsals start: Saturday 7/2
**please note- week day rehearsals will be 11am-3pm; Actors will be off from 7/18-7/28**
Tech: 8/7 Noon-10pm
dress runs: 8/8-8/10
Shows: Thursdays @ 8pm 8/11-9/1, Sundays @ 2pm 8/14 (talkback), 8/21, Wednesdays @ 8pm 8/24 & 8/31
The How and the Why depicts two biologists meeting for the first time, one near the end of her career and one who is just beginning. The older woman has earned fame for her work on the Grandmother hypothesis and the younger wants to present a radical new hypothesis to explain why human women menstruate while most mammals do not. The play deals with the workings of science and its impact on the personal lives of women scientists.
ZELDA: MID 50’S, Any ethnicity: A Professional woman, highly intelligent, emotionally distant, clinical, analytical, and outwardly calm. She has made choices in her life that were difficult but she stands by them unapologetically. She holds secrets and is not unkind but can appear to be insensitive, however appearances can be deceptive.
RACHEL: has been cast