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Auditions: Dog Sees God: Confession of a Teenage Blockhead

November 28th, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions on Sunday January 7th from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm for its Second Stage production of Dog Sees God: Confession of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Ally Greene Perez.

Audition Date: Sunday, January 7th from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Callbacks: Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm.
Show Dates: Opening is on Friday, April 6th 2018 running until Saturday, April 14th 2018.
Growing up isn’t always easy. Dog Sees God: Confession of a Teenage Blockhead explores the life of your favorite Peanuts characters as degenerate teenagers. Using the famous characters helps to provide an emotional draw: even the most beloved children one day grow up to face the harsh reality that is the world. We take a journey with them as they attempt to find their place in life as old friends go through the struggle of adolescence together.
Audition Forms: Please download and complete the PCS audition form from the Auditions Page.
Audition Requirements: Please be prepared with a short (1 to 2 minute) monologue. You may also be asked to do a short reading from the script.
Any questions, please contact director, Ally Greene Perez at Alexandra.greene11@gmail.com.
Roles: All are open.

CB: The modern-day Charlie Brown. Charlie has just lost his dog, Snoopy, to rabies and is dealing with his newly discovered sexuality, created by his new friendship with Beethoven. Over the course of the show, he learns to go against the status quo that his friends have established, and learns some lifelong lessons in the end. He is thoughtful, internally conflicted, and somewhat the peacemaker who narrates the story with his notes to his Pen Pal.
CB’s Sister: A goth version of Sally Brown, who is the head of the Drama Club, which no one shows up for. She is intense and passionate about a new project she is embarking on and about gay rights, and although she has the outer image of being tough, experienced, and almost mean, she has a soft, innocent part of her that comes out in different parts of the show.
Van: Van is a modern-day Linus, whose blanket has been burned. He now uses the ashes to roll marijuana. He is a serious pothead, who is not seen much with the group of friends, but alone, by himself, looking for people to smoke with him.
Van’s Sister: Van’s Sister is the modern-day Lucy, who we discover used to date CB and is now in an institution because she burned the Little Red Headed Girl’s hair off. She is only seen for a short time in the show, but she is spunky, tough, but vulnerable because of a major secret she has been hiding: she is pregnant. She loves that CB has come into his own and is discovering himself; no matter who he is she will always be there for him.
Matt: Matt is the most homophobic, offensive person in the play. As the school bully, he makes it his mission to scare people, especially Beethoven, who he ends up getting into many fights with. He spends his time partying with Tricia and Marcy and getting angry with people who call him by his old nickname, PigPen. We only see Matt as the bully. He is not shown to have changed at all after Beethoven’s suicide. The last time we see him, is before the horrible incident. He is tough, big, and a typical jock.
Beethoven: Beethoven is the bullied of the school. He hangs out alone in the chorus room, playing new pieces, and isolating himself from the lunchroom, where Matt might find him. He is gay, but is not flamboyant; he has had many struggles with his sexuality in his life, making him dark, closed, and conflicted. Finally, the struggles with bullying cause him to commit suicide.
Marcy: The dumb-blonde. She enjoys partying, and hanging out with her best friend, Tricia, and gossiping about Fat Frieda. She is extremely homophobic, along with Matt and Tricia. There is not much change that is seen in her throughout the play; in the end, she makes a horrible situation revolve around her. She is ditsy, cooky, and spacey.
Tricia: Tricia is the school slut, who pours vodka into her orange juice bottles at school, and has threesomes willingly whenever, and wherever. She is the smarter of her friends and she has no problem expressing how disgusted she is by fat people, homosexuals, and sometimes Marcy. In the end, she learns that what she says sometimes can affect people.

Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.

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