We have about ten slots left and after 2pm. So, please let us know if you are interested in auditioning and set up a time before they run out.
To those of you auditioning for the show, please go to CONTACT and I will send you sides. Thanks again. We are receiving a lot of submissions and we're a little overwhelmed. So, please get back to us as soon as you are contacted.
Thanks to those of you that have submitted through Actors Access and LA Casting Networks. If you have not heard from us, it is because we have had so many submissions and it's been a little difficult contacting everyone. Feel free to contact us at this site as well under "CONTACT".
AUDITIONS Monday, MAY 6th at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in North Hollywood, CA. 11:15am-4:30pm. Hosted by Caffeine High Productions!
A Place Where People Go to Die is full length play adapted from a screenplay which was a Nicholl’s Fellowship quarterfinalist. A Place Where People Go to Die is a comedy/drama.
Actors are required to have a head shot and memorized monologue from a contemporary play. Preferably one from the past 30 years. We will also prepare sides for cold reads. Actors can inquire about reading the full-length play.
Playwright suggestions for monologue auditions: Plays mixed with drama and humor are a plus. No musicals! A monologue that is more relevant to today and may push the envelope will be helpful.
Any plays by these playwrights are welcome: Sam Shepard, Adam Rapp, Annie Baker, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Paula Vogel, Jose Rivera, John Patrick Shanley, Sarah Ruhl, Suzan Lori-Parks, Tracey Letts
(These are only a few examples. If there is another play that works for your monologue, feel free to perform it. Stay away from good clean fun plays.)
NOTE: All races, ethnicities are welcome to audition for all roles. This is an American story that takes place in Southern California (the San Gabriel Valley). Therefore, no specific race is required. We welcome people of all colors, White, Brown, Black, Purple, and Green.
CAUTIONS: There is NO NUDITY in the play, but it is quite sexual and there are moments in which sex is insinuated. There will be scenes of kissing and a somewhat comedic, yet erotic moments of dancing.
The language of the play is quite vulgar and we would only ask of actors who are comfortable with using profanity and don’t mind voicing negative rhetoric towards religion and society. There are also moments of drug use.
The title The Defecate-ables says it all on my opinion of this past election of 2016. I voted for Hillary. Not that I was with her, but to see the Donald Trump as President was just horrifying to me! Yet, as a writer... to have Donald Trump as President left myself along with many other writers kind of excited to have great material to work with. He's definitely a unique character. Unfortunately he's our President. But, to make fun of Mr. Trump is just too easy. When writing this piece I had no intention to prove Trump is an idiot, that Hillary is crooked or a saint sent from God. And I have no intention to point out that Politicians are criminals. This is a play about the election and the election alone. This story focuses on the hysteria of the election, the confrontations that the election brought, elements of fear that were used to fuel the election, social media's impact on the election, and most importantly the two main characters that led the ridiculous election of 2016-- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
This story was not easy to write due to the assumption that nobody is ready to laugh at the results of the election. Both sides and in between had no time to use humor to heal from what this country experienced in November of 2016. Everyone had completely lost their sanity! I held the belief that everyone would rather fight than laugh and move on. So I was extremely anxious of not only writing this story but showing it to others-- and I never hold back. I've created shows with stories that include Gay Priests, Jesus doing hard drugs, couples defecating on each other for sexual pleasure... and the list goes on of crude and offensive material. But, for once I felt a dread that I had never felt before as a writer.
Seven months later we have a play at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. This was a very difficult play to put on stage. The narrative alone requires a unique creativity and focus in which we center not only on the election of Donald Trump but a look at other undesirable leaders. Set in a mocumentary style including musical and dance numbers. This production brings a unique story line that I hope pushes the audience to not take it so serious. This play is silly, vulgar, and at times thought provoking... maybe. The Defecate-ables alone should be a title that encourages the audience to not take things so seriously. This is a fun play that has no political agenda. There is no propaganda to be forced or hammered into people's minds. You can go to Facebook and Twitter for that. The Defecate-ables is only to poke fun at the silliness of the Election. I hope everyone can relax and laugh even though our future may look daunting.
Enjoy the show,
Mark Anthony Smith
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CAST of 7 Actors playing 34 Roles!
The cast of The Defecate-ables...
Alicia Ivanhoe, Hailee Rose, Evan Wallace, Ashley Danielle Simpson, Lindsey Whitener, Vanessa Toyama, and Lauren Alexa!
Drawing for our next production! Amazing creation from Skyler Gonzalez! Our Production will hit the stage at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this Summer in June! Auditions this coming Sunday, February 26th, at the Lounge Theater!