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Auditions: Six Degrees of Separation

September 20th, 2018

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the March Main Stage production of Six Degrees of Separation on Monday, September 24th at 7pm.

Auditions: Sign in starts at 7:00pm / Readings start at 7:15pm. We will schedule people for 1/2 hour blocks (7:15-7:45, 7:45-8:15, 8:15-8:45, etc.)
Callbacks: ***PLEASE NOTE: Callbacks have been changed to Thursday, October 4, at 7:30pm *** If you can not attend, you may be invited for a separate call-back audition, although this is not guaranteed.
If you CANNOT attend auditions on Monday the 24th, contact us and we will make arrangements to see you on the 30th.
Please bring a Photo / Resume if you have one.
Six Degrees of Separation is auditioning the same night at Shakespeare in Hollywood. You may audition for both shows the same evening.
What to prepare: Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue in any modern style. There will possibly be readings from the script.
Please email 6degreesaud@zmulls.com to get a scheduled time; and download and complete the PCS audition form the Auditions Page prior.
Show Performances: March – 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30.
Rehearsals: First cast meeting Saturday December 8 1-5pm. Rehearsals begin Jan 13 (Sun, Tues and Thurs evenings)
If you have any questions, email director Michael Steven Schultz at 6degreesaud@zmulls.com.
Character Descriptions:
All parts are open.

OUISA (late 40s to mid 50s). Upper East Side, has money, expects to have more. Ouisa knows how to talk, how to dress and how to behave in her current, and hoped-for, social set. She is smart and witty and brittle. But she can feel how much her life is performative and unfulfilling. She feels her lack of connection.
FLAN (late 40s to late 50s). Upper East Side art dealer, married to Ouisa. Ambitious and driven, plays the game very well. Used to love art, now it is a means of commerce. He is unaware how much of himself he has given up. He is charming, though not always in a good way.
PAUL (mid 20s) African-American, extremely charming and well spoken. Will tell you he is Sidney Poitier’s son, and will describe his thesis on Catcher In The Rye, and will have you captivated. Much of what he says is not true, but it is an open question whether he believes what he says when he says it. Despite his fabrications, his earnestness and eagerness to belong are deeply felt.
LARKIN and KITTY (same age as FLAN and OUISA): Larkin and Kitty appear frequently as another Upper East Side couple, friends of Flan and Ouisa. Their children go to school together and they socialize. They have had similar recent experiences and work with Flan and Ouisa to get to the bottom of things.
DR. FINE (late 40s to early 60s) His son goes to school with the other couples’ children. Dr. Fine is a well-meaning individual who is duped and charmed like the rest of his friends.
GEOFFREY (Anywhere from 40s to 60s) Geoffrey is a South African billionaire. He is in Flan and Ouisa’s apartment for almost the first half of the play, where they try to get him to invest in a painting. Strong character part, hard-edged businessman, but good company, and has the same lovely experience as Flan and Ouisa when Paul comes in.
DETECTIVE (Anywhere from 40s to 60s) Hard-bitten NYC detective. Age not as important as attitude.
TESS (mid 20s, out of college) Flan and Ouisa’s daughter. Sardonic, independent, the most vocal of the children. Has plenty of opinions and expresses them.
DOUG (just graduated college) Kitty and Larkin’s son. Like most of the kids, is abrasive to his parents
WOODY (still in college) Flan and Ouisa’s son. Is furious that his shirt has been given away.
BEN (still in college) Dr. Fine’s son. Carries around a lot of anger.
TRENT (same age as Tess) Beady-eyed preppy. Well spoken, well mannered and without scruple.
RICK and ELIZABETH (mid 20s) Young couple come to New York to make it. He is dreamy, happy and unrealistic. And gullible. Elizabeth is more practical, though she shares Rick’s sunny demeanor; and she is less willing to trust.
We will also be casting a Doorman, a Policeman and a male Hustler (who appears mostly undressed)

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

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