Casting & Submissions

Auditions

2018/2019 Auditions

 

Location:

Theatre Exile
2329 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

 

Date & Time:

Monday, June 18, 2018
10am-6pm
Lunch, 1pm-2pm
Sign-up begins at 9:30am both days

No advance appointment necessary. Actors seen on first-come, first-seen basis, with priority to Equity members.

 

Prepare:

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring picture and resume.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

 

2018/19 Season Breakdown:

(For cast roles, actors will be considered as understudies and possible replacements.)

 

COMPLETENESS
by Itamar Moses
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
First Rehearsal: November 6, 2018
Performance Run: November 29 – December 23, 2018

 

Synopsis:

How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life’s infinite possibilities.

 

Roles:

ELLIOTT [already cast]

Male, late 20s-30s.

Computer Science grad student. Loves what he studies. Outgoing nature, while studious. Fiercely intelligent, inquisitive and demanding of himself, with a kind heart. Sense of humor. Vulnerable. Ambitious.

 

MOLLY [already cast]

Female, late 20s-30s.

Microbiology grad student. Funny, pensive, protective. Loves what she studies. Very articulate about her work, demanding. An excellent listener; quick to scrutinize. Sharp, independent spirit, in search of something more for herself. Reckless. A seeker.

 

LAUREN / NELL / et al

Female, 20s-30s.

Lauren: late 20s-30s. Computer Science grad student. Dry sense of humor. Wants to be a straight shooter, but can be fickle. 

Nell: early 20s. Undergrad. Shy, open-hearted, quietly smart.

 

DON / FRANKLIN / et al

Male, 30s-early 40s.

Don: 30s-early 40s. Microbiology associate professor. Jealous, hurt, in need of control, but also open to something or someone new. Can be authoritative, but is emotionally unsure of himself and what he needs. 

Franklin: late 20s-30s. Grad student. Truly open-hearted “good guy”.

 

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TBA
by TBA
Directed by Joe Canuso
First Rehearsal: January 22, 2019
Performance Run: February 14 – March 10, 2019

 

Roles:

TBA

 

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AMONG THE DEAD
by Hansol Jung
Directed by Deborah Block
First Rehearsal: April 9, 2019
Performance Run: May 2 - May 26, 2018

 

Synopsis:

Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.

 

Roles:

LUKE WOODS

Male, late teens-early 20s, white.

A US soldier in WWII. Young, intense, funny. Luke finds himself separated from his troops, with only a faulty radio. As he tries to find his way back to camp, he meets a young Korean woman searching for her lost sister. Together, they fight for survival.

 

NUMBER FOUR

Female, 20s (to play 15-19 years old), Korean.

Korean comfort woman. No-nonsense, take-charge survivor. Number Four is the named assigned to her by the invading army. She and her sister were captured and consigned to be sex slaves.

 

ANA WOODS [already cast]

Female, 29, half Korean/half white.

Luke's daughter. Half Korean. Still searching for self, and making sense of life. Ana grew up in the United States. She flies to Korea to collect the ashes of her father who had recently committed suicide.

 

JESUS

Any gender, any ethnicity, any age.

Jesus Christ, contemporary, weird, old, young, ancient, chameleon. Biting and a comedian; a weed-smoking, snarky chameleon who morphs into multiple personalities, shaping the story, intervening when needed.

 

 

Submissions

For Actors

Auditions for our mainstage season are held throughout the year by appointment.
 
Theatre Exile operates under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with Actors' Equity Association, and in accordance with that agreement, we hold multiple open call auditions each season. We also attend the Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions every spring.
 
If you are unable to attend one of these auditions and wish to be kept on file, you can send a headshot and resume to submissions@theatreexile.org, or by mail to:
Casting Director
Theatre Exile
2329 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
 

For Playwrights

Theatre Exile is a member of the National New Play Network, and is committed to developing and producing new work in Philadelphia. We are currently looking for competed plays for our mainstage season and works-in-progress for our Studio X-hibition series. 
 
We accept unsolicited script submissions exclusively from Philadelphia-based playwrights. When submitting, please consider Theatre Exile’s artistic aesthetic and mission. Also keep in mind that we rarely produce scripts with more than six actors, short plays intended to run less than 65 minutes, or musicals.
 
Please submit:
- A one-page cover letter including a brief description of your play, the production/development history, and how it fits into Theatre Exile’s mission
- A brief bio and/or resume
- A pdf copy of your play, including a cast breakdown
 
For work in development, also include:
- A brief description of your development goals for the play
 
Submissions (and any further questions) can be addressed to our Literary Manager at submissions@theatreexile.org