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Love, Loss and What I Wore
20 Jun, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
About the Show:
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.
Co-authored by Nora Ephron (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve got Mail, Julie and Julia) and her sister Delia Ephron, and based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love Loss and What I Wore is a Drama Desk Award winning play that is warm, funny, touching and compelling
Gingy: The author and illustrator of the “story” who provides the structure on which the play hangs. Gingy is slightly more “mature” than the other actresses need be; she has a 4 year old granddaughter. The actress for Gingy is the only one who does not play other ensemble parts, and remains one character for the duration.
4 versatile actresses: Each actress has several monologues and stories of their own (as different characters) but also play the minor roles and voices in other character’s stories. They also deliver several ensemble scenes. They need to be able to change their accent, phrasing, tone, posture, gestures and style of delivery so that they can convincingly tell many stories as many different people.
The audition will consist of delivering two short and contrasting excerpts from any two monologues of your choice from the play. About 1 minute each.
Only those auditioning for Gingy should use Gingy monologues. If interested in being an ensemble actress as well as trying out for Gingy, please select from one Gingy monologue and one other monologue.
There will also be ensemble work, and some “speed dial” voice and character changing exercises. For an added advantage at the audition you might want to watch Madonna’s Vogue on Youtube!
Author: Nora and Delia Ephron
Director: Vanessa Jensen
Show Dates: Sept 4, 5, 10,11,12,13, 17,18,19 2015
Please contact Vanessa Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition.