A Play About David Mamet Writing a Play About Harvey Weinstein
by Mathilde Dratwa
Direction by Rachel Varley
Open Auditions: Dates and times TBD
Location: 2nd floor of the Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain NE.
Performance Dates: May 11-13, 18-20 at 8pm, and May 14 at 3pm
Audition Requirements: Headshots and resumés encouraged. Scripts and/or sides will be made available at least one month prior to auditions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please be prepared to list any potential schedule conflicts throughout the rehearsal process.
Covid Requirements: All individuals auditioning must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Characters: All roles are open to individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, body sizes, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses, within the restrictions of the script as dictated below. Trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer actors highly encouraged to audition.
"Francesca": Female presenting, late 30's-40's, white. An angry playwright and a mom.
"Francine": Female presenting, white. Her alter-ego. The person she wishes she could be. Basically, Kate McKinnon. She can do it all - act, write, direct, parent, kill, fly...until she can't. Younger and "hotter" (ew) than "Francesca".
"Zoe": Female presenting, 20's, black. An actress. Millenial in the better sense of the word.
"The Davids": Male presenting, late 40's+, white. Some old white dudes. One David is a fancy playwright; another fancies himself an act-or. You know the types.
About the Director:
Rachel Varley (she/they) is an interdisciplinary theatremaker, filmmaker, and musician. She has worked as a director, actor, producer and composer in theatre and film in New York, Baltimore, DC, LA, and across the Midwest. Their composition and songwriting has been featured on NPR’s All Song’s Considered, Baltimore Center Stage’s Write Right Now series, and on various live stages. Rachel also works extensively as an artistic administrator, teacher, and EDI/trauma informed professional. Born and raised in the Michigan theatre community, they now reside in New York city with their spouse and two cats. She is thrilled to be returning to Actors’ to work on this bold production.