Dreamwell Theatre is holding auditions for “Steve Got Raped” written by Sam Gooley, directed by Adeara Jean Maurice, Sun, Dec 10 1-4pm and Mon, Dec 11 6-9pm at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room D.

Four actors (2M, 2F) that look like they are in the late 20s / early 30s. No restrictions on ethnicity. You may prepare a monologue or read from a side (so no monologue needed).

Production dates are Mar. 23, 24, 30, & 31

Newly engaged couple, Steve and Katie, think they have life figured out. They’re gliding through adulthood without any problems or complications. Until, Steve finds the smiley-face pregnancy test in their bathroom trashcan right before his bachelor party. After some discussion and a little foreplay, Katie convinces Steve to go to his party and encourages him to have fun. Everything goes according to plan until Steve wakes up the next day missing his pants and questioning his fidelity. Was Steve’s encounter with a surprise guest consensual or was it rape? What do you do when you’re stuck in the grey area of consent, monogamy, and societal expectations? Why do we treat each case of sexual violence the same when every case is so different? This is a story of our generation’s anxieties about sex, maturity, and settling; showcasing a generation standing on the precipice of adulthood and ignites in all of us the question: Am I ready for what comes next?

Contact the director with any questions adearajean.maurice@gmail.com