Boys from The Burbs
By Michal Grzejszczak
Presented by The Empty Room
Audition Day 1: 23rd of September 2015
Audition Day 2: 24th of September 2015
Set in 2002, Boys from the Burbs is a comedic coming-of-age story about a group of young adolescents chasing after their new-found passions in life. Will they achieve their dreams? Or settle for a mundane life in the suburbs? Trees are climbed, video games are played, tombs are explored, and someone might even go over to a girl’s house in this new and exciting play by Michal Grzejszczak, presented by The Empty Room.
Rehearsals begin Oct 19
Performances Nov 19-29
Victor – One of the boys, Victor is the glue that holds the group together, though he may not know it. Loyal, observant and compassionate, he is outgrowing his passion for chicken wings.
Cameron – One of the boys, Cameron is an escapist. Honest, innocent and a tad self-conscious, he takes pride and security in his video games.
Angelo – One of the boys, Angelo is a romantic. Peaceful, creative and intelligent, but obsessive, he lets his love for Mme Beaulieu consume him.
Marla – Marla is a mystery. Clever, quirky and imaginative, but troubled, a past tragedy has left her an outsider with serious anxiety.
Mme Beaulieu – The boys’ French teacher, she is cheerful and caring but ultimately human. Her pride in her star pupil, Angelo, clouds her judgement.
The kids are around age 12, however we are casting adults. Each part also involves other minor characters. We are seeking union and non-union performers, and are open to submissions from all cultures, ethnicities and genders. Recent Theatre grads are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please direct headshots and resumes to Tayves Fiddis at email@example.com with the subject line ‘Boys Auditions’ by September 18th, 2015. Auditions will consist of sides from the show.
Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under the Equity Collective Agreement.
Posted by: The Empty Room
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