Four County Players invites you to attend…
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman & Cheryl L. West
Conceived by Susan R. Rose & Joan Stein
Directed by Devynn Thomas
AUDITIONS: Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11 on the Mainstage at Four County Players – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. See details below for how to sign up.
CALLBACKS: Thursday, March 14 at 7PM on the Mainstage at Four County Players, by invitation only.
REHEARSALS: Mon – Thurs evenings and Sun afternoons OR evenings, beginning mid/late March. Exact schedule based on cast availability.
PERFORMANCES: May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 in the Cellar at Four County Players
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD was written by a collection of noted American playwrights who reveal, with illuminating insight, the humor, raw emotions, and rocky roads we experience in life. What results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical event. Utterly unpredictable, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy, and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. You don’t have to be a mother to relate to and enjoy this play – you just have to know a mother…or have seen one in the wild.
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
When I first read this script, I laughed countless times, I cried – both happy and sad tears, and I even got the chills. MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD is a collection of vignettes written by acclaimed American playwrights exploring the theme of motherhood – both being a mother and having – or not having – a mother. Everyone will find something to connect to within it. The piece is particularly meaningful to me at this moment because I am on my own journey of finding myself after getting lost in motherhood. This show feels like the perfect bridge to my future as a mother and an artist. I’m so excited to share it with you!
Director Devynn Thomas is seeking 4 to 6 actors – AGES 25 AND UP – of diverse backgrounds and identities to portray multiple characters in this dynamic vignette play. Motherhood is a lived experience that spans all cultures, races, ethnicities, income levels, backgrounds, and borders. Help us share these stories with diverse voices. We are looking for 3 to 5 female-presenting actors, and 1 male-presenting actor who plays both gay and straight characters. Whether you are a seasoned actor or theater is a brand new space for you, we welcome and encourage you to audition.
Initial auditions will consist of monologues only. Please sign up for a one-hour time block, and you will be seen in the order in which you arrive. Once you have performed, you are free to leave. Monologues should be chosen from one of the selections offered in the folder linked below (all of which are from the script) – feel free to make a cut to the longer monologues so that it totals 2 to 3 minutes. Memorization is encouraged, but not required. We will have printed copies of the monologues available at auditions.
Callbacks will be held Thursday, March 14 at 7PM by invitation only, and will consist of group scenes and readings from the script.
Full copies of the script are available upon request – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Please complete the RSVP form at this link to sign up for your audition slot:
Step 2: Select your audition monologue from the folder linked below:
Step 3: Keep an eye on your email for more information, including the audition form and conflict calendar, to be sent to you about a week ahead of time.
Questions about the show? Email Devynn at email@example.com. Technical difficulties or questions about anything else? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.