‘Private Eyes’ by Steven Dietz
Directed by Richard Perloff
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre Street
San Pedro CA 90731
Auditions: Tues. 8/11 @ 7pm, by appointment only
Callbacks (as needed): TBD
Please email headshots and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
with ‘Private Eyes’ & ADRIAN in the Subject, by 8/6/15. Please bring a hard copy headshot/resume if called for an audition.
(must be available for all tech and show dates)
First Read: Sunday 8/30 @ 5pm
Rehearsals: Weeknights, Saturday afternoons, Sundays vary between afternoons and evenings
Tech: 9/27 (all day), evenings 9/28-9/30
Run: Thursdays 10/1-10/22, Sunday matinees 10/4 (talkback) & 10/11,
Wednesdays 10/14, 10/21
AEA 99 seat transitional plan: Union and Non Union encouraged to submit.
Matthew and Lisa Foster are a married couple, both actors. They’re playing the leads in a play directed by Adrian Poynter. Lisa becomes involved in an affair with Adrian. Does Matthew know? We’re never quite sure. Is Adrian even who he claims to be? There’s some doubt. Can we ever trust the “reality” offered up to us by playwright Steven Dietz? Well… maybe. The problem is: in “Private Eyes,” reality is a moving target. This is a play that delights in the sheer audacity of the theatrical process, while probing the very real question: What sorts of calamities do we invite into our lives when we allow dishonesty to creep into our relationships?!
Adrian Poynter (30s-40s): A director. On the surface, Adrian is full of bluster and artistic pretension. But, in his private moments, he reveals much more self-awareness, sensitivity, and a penchant for self-effacing humor. As the “third man” in the romantic triangle, Adrian keeps secrets, and he is always aware of the possibility of being found out. The role requires a rock-solid British dialect. Requires one shirtless scene.
Stipend: $25 per week (up to 5 weeks), $25 per performance
“Stage Crew” (any age, men or women): The play requires a number of changes of venue, which will be represented by simple re-positioning of set pieces. Because of the overt theatricality of the play, these scene shifts will be woven into the action, as opposed to being disguised in blackouts. The “crew” members will help with these shifts — and will be very visible in doing so — but they will also be featured extras in a few scenes with add libs and mumbles.
Not needed for all rehearsals, but must be available for all Tech and Show dates.
NON-UNION ONLY. This role is NON-PAID. Volunteer hours or internship credit available to students interested.
All other roles have been cast.