Auditions for Melville Theatre Company’s Season 4.

 Stop Kiss

By Diana Son, Directed by Vanessa Jensen

 A poignant and funny contemporary drama

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17(matinee), 21, 22, 23 – 2017

 

Auditions:  Sunday, 18  June. 11am. Group /open audition.

Audition will consist of readings from the script with other people present.

Script is available for perusal if you wish.

Venue for audition tbc.

 

Rehearsals: commencing Sunday, 9 July. Evening read through/get together.

3 rehearsals a week; Tuesday & Thursday evenings (7 – 10.15pm ish) and Sundays 10.30am to 1.30pm. Days of rehearsals are possibly open to change should cast availability necessitate it.

 

Characters:

Callie – late 20s to mid 30s

Sara – mid 20s to early 30s

George – late 20s to early 30s

Peter –  mid 20s to early 30s

Detective Cole – late 30s to mid 40s (can be older)

 

There are two other very small female roles that I am trying to organise to be undertaken by my co-Stage managers.  This is not finalised yet, so if you are interested please let me know. I may also require an ASM.

 

About the Play:

Set in New York City.

The script states that the cast should reflect the ethnic diversity of New York City.

This does not extend to Australians living in New York –the play requires American accents!

Sara and Peter come from St Louis, Missouri.

 

Stop Kiss is set in the late 1990s. It is an episodic play with many short scenes that do not follow a chronological order. There is a small amount of coarse language, and there is a kiss. A lesbian kiss between Callie and Sara. It is vitally important that this does to present a problem of awkwardness for either actress as it is the crux of the play!

 

I believe it is a fantastic play – funny, moving and important. Sadly, even though it was written 20 years ago, it could be set today. Sad because hate crimes and prejudice still occur too frequently against members of the LGBTI community. But don’t fear, I am not trying to change the world or going to get up on my soapbox to try to force the current government to allow same sex marriage, I just want to tell a beautiful story with the best actors Perth can offer me!

 

If you are interested, and can commit fully to the rehearsal process and season, please email me at vandlars@hotmail.com.au to register interest.