Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Dreamwell will hold auditions for it’s upcoming production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Brian Tanner, on October 22nd from 1-4pm and October 24 from 6:00-8:30 at the Coralville Public Library. Performance dates will be December 9,10, 16 & 17. Scripts are on reserve at the Coralville and Iowa City Public Libraries.

Synopsis:
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. -Samuel French

Characters:
JEAN – a woman
GORDON – a dead man
MRS. GOTTLIEB – Gordon’s mother
HERMIA – Gordon’s Widow
DWIGHT – Gordon’s brother
THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER – has an accent

Character ages may be flexible, but certain relationships will need to be maintained.

Actors will be asked to read selected scene(s) from the script. Monologue preparation is not necessary.

Queries can be sent to brian@dreamwell.com