AUDITIONS FOR A PIECE OF MY HEART
written by Shirley Lauro​
directed by Abigail Stein

Amid the anti-war protests of the 1960s were 15,000 women who felt it was their patriotic duty and honor to aid soldiers fighting overseas in Vietnam. This play follows six women on a tumultuous journey – as they enthusiastically enlist in the military, through the horrors they faced in the war zone, and the reintegration back into American culture.

Performances will be from April 20 – 29, 2018.

The rehearsal schedule will vary, beginning late February through the run of the show. It may include weekends, based on cast availability.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (6F, 1M):
MARTHA (22-42) – Strong, self-composed, aura of self-discipline, military bearing. American, almost pioneer in feeling

MARY JO (17-37) – Outgoing, bubbly personality. Texas accent. Sexy; a funny comedienne quality, but sad inside. Must be skillful guitarist and singer.
SISSY (20-40) – Sweet, feminine, outgoing. Sense of fun. Also sense of harmony and warmth to personality.
WHITNEY (21 – 41) – Withdrawn, contained. Very aristocratic in bearing and quality. A Vassar graduate.
LEEANN (20 – 40) – Asian or Amerasian. Strong, tough, determine in nature. An urban, hip quality to her personality.
STEELE (35 – 55) – African-American. Extremely strong, military bearing. Very intelligent, outgoing, great sense of humor. A pragmatist. Southern.
AMERICAN MEN (18 – 60) – Very American looking. Versatile actor for a variety of roles.

*Please note that the six women are seen over a twenty year period, from the 1960s to the present. The actors portraying these roles will also play a variety of other parts throughout the piece from military personnel to friends, relatives, and acquaintances. One male actor plays all male roles. Veterans are strongly encouraged to audition.

TIPS
-While a headshot and resume is not required, it is strongly recommended.
-Please bring a monologue to present. If not, one will be provided for you. In addition, prepare to share a personal story about a time you’ve felt scared. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
-There will be a short movement portion to the audition, please wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.
-If you are auditioning for the role of Mary Jo, bring a guitar and American Folk song to present during our audition.

TO SIGN-UP
To book a slot, use the link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044dada92cabff2-audition

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