Audition for Occupy Prescott
Theater in Asylum
Brooklyn, NY 11231
- Theater in Asylum is seeking actors for Occupy Prescott.
Occupy Prescott is written by Andy Boyd and will be co-directed by Paul Bedard and Katie Palmer. Theater in Asylum will produce.
- All performances will be outdoors at Jalopy in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
- Show dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2021. 3pm shows. Possible 12pm shows could be added.
- Rehearsal dates: September 15-October 15, 2021 (online and in-person in Brooklyn)
Seeking 5 actors.
- Compensation: $300 honorarium, all show collaborators paid equally regardless of role.
- Audition date & location: Sunday, July 25, 2021. 10 minute slots from 1:30pm-5:30pm at South Oxford Space (138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
- Callback date & location: Thursday, July 29, 2021. TBD time slot length from 2pm-5pm at South Oxford Space (138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
More information at theaterinasylum.com
We are searching for an actor to fill the role of Connie:
Connie. Woman, sixties, Japanese American.
When Connie introduces herself to the group, she explains that… “I heard about acid and Mao and the Grateful Dead all in one day, ran away from home, and joined a commune.” After recounting the disillusionment of the era she continues, “So I did what a lot of us did, us ex-hippies. Lit out for the territories, to the Berkshires or Taos or Austin or Prescott and hunkered down, tried to keep the fire burning until the next time America was ready to try out some new ideas. There’s this line by Lawrence Ferlinghetti: ‘I am perpetually awaiting a rebirth of wonder.’ I have been waiting for forty years.”
Of everyone in the group, she has the most experience working to change the world. She has seen toxic interpersonal dynamics destroy promising coalitions, but she has also experienced the joy of true community. She relentlessly presses her compatriots to think more radically (meaning from the root) about what is wrong with this country. She presses the group to mean it, to be actually revolutionary with the world they’re envisioning and fighting for.