CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE


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Casting \"Conversations With An Average Joe,\" a double-cast, open-ended political play about issues and personalities that aims to educate, expose, and entertain. Company states: \"Specifically seeking leads as a restaurant owner, and environmentalist, and bartender, college studnet with real-life experiences as the characters in play to join with excellent cast. Just finished previews.

Synopsis: \"Conversations\" is a timely, provocative, controversial, factual, non-partisan play on life and politics from the musings of average Joes and Janes who seem to have no one representing their interests. It tells relevant stories, accurate news reports, and exposes the dastardly deeds of those who have become in charge of our lives.

Director states: \"It is open-ended, and will live and grow as the times and issues change. This play is an event that\'s about normal lives of average people that meet up in a bar including true experiences, but is related to the challenges, issues, uncertainties, and suspicions that dominate interactions about government, politics, and our individual future and consistently breaks the fourth wall. This a nonprofit, non-Equity play and we are offering roles of various characters that due to circumstances with increased performances that present scheduling of more actors and provide for double casting to sustain the longevity of play and allow flexibility for NON UNION actors scheduling. This would require someone with excellent, quick memorization skills to be off-book ASAP. It will be a highly publicized play and we need to have quality people to work with a great cast. Script is attached with other info as well as video of previews with some very good performances that indicate improvement needed for a few roles to round out what should be an award winning cast. Do not apply unless available immediately with ease of transportation and scheduling. Be interested in the subject to identify with the character you want to represent and have dedication to want to educate the public. And very important to have social media capability to help with marketing and after off-book will meet with other cast to assist in that effort.\"

Characters:


COLLEGE STUDNET/WAITRESS
(18-22 Female United States)

A millennial concerned about costs of education and her generation's future; smart, with an attitude; actually does have extraordinary understanding of social media to use as a solution to bring about attracting the many of those needed of change the politics of our country. College Student/Waitress needs to possess social media experience on stage as well as using it to promote play. Must be character actor who can memorize lines very quickly and attend rehearsals evenings and/or days to get up to speed with direction; read play before applying; preference given to college students who are also waitresses; must be available immediately and have extensive social media contacts.

ENVIRONMENTALIST
(30-45 Male United States)

Sees the world through the eyes of the Green movement; is more optimistic about outcomes but still blames it on corruption; gets angry and fights those who disagree with him for the causes he believes in. Preference given to those who look and sound like and maybe are the characters they represent. Note: Must be a character actor who can memorize lines quickly and attend rehearsals evenings and/or days to get up to speed with direction. Even though leads only entail approximately 15 minutes of dialogue, rehearsals are needed to learn cues and minimal blocking, since it's all in one setting. After learning part, rehearsals will only be on a need-be basis. Read play before applying. Preference given to those with easy commute. Only submit if you have immediate availability, which means being off-book ASAP.

BARTENDER
(50-70 Male United States)

In charge of the bar and of promoting/directing conversation; dry sense of humor when picking on college student; preference given to those who look and sound like and maybe are characters they represent. Note: Must be a character actor who can memorize lines quickly and attend rehearsals evenings and/or days to get up to speed with direction. Even though leads only entail approximately 15 minutes of dialogue, rehearsals are needed to learn cues and minimal blocking, since it's all in one setting. After learning part, rehearsals will only be on a need-be basis. Read play before applying. Preference given to those with easy commute. Only submit if you have immediate availability, which means being off-book ASAP.

RESTAURANT OWNER
(40-60 Female United States)

One of the main characters, who is an owner of a bar and talks about government's care for the poor and hungry and how economic solutions can solve problems for business and jobs; compassionate. Must be character actor who can memorize lines very quickly and attend rehearsals evenings and/or days to get up to speed with direction; after learning part, rehearsals only on need-be basis. Note: Only submit if you have immediate availability. Read play before applying ASAP. Preference given to those with easy commute. Note: Only submit if you can be off-book ASAP. Opening anticipated in a few weeks as additional performers are available for expanding schedule. Role may also be played by wheelchair-bound performer.

RETIRED MAN
(50-70 Male United States)

Angry while funny at same time at how government and corporations are in bed together, cheating average folks, and talks about his experiences not having any money left after getting screwed by corporations and government; must be character actor who can memorize lines quickly and attend rehearsals evening and/or days to get up to speed with direction; leads entail approximately ten minutes of dialogue, but need rehearsals for cues and minimal blocking since all one setting; after learning part and stage ready,


Actors Wanted: Casting call for CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE. Auditions For CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE. Casting Director Joseph CARRARO posted a casting call in New York City New York