Conversations With An Average Joe

Conversations With An Average Joe

CATEGORY: Performer

Carraro And Associates
New York, NY 10036
US

Job Details

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CARRARO AND ASSOCIATES presents
CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE

AUDITION DETAILS: 
AUDITIONS AND REHEARSALS WILL BE HELD ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM UNTIL SAFETY RISKS HAVE CLEARED.
Auditions are made by appointment: To be considered, please submit a headshot, resume, and video reel.
Seeking actors who are natural on stage and can memorize fast-paced dialogue. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: 
To be considered, please email from post  

ABOUT THE SHOW: 

CONVERSATIONS WITH AN AVERAGE JOE took a year break after premiering Off-Broadway and is heading back to the Off-Broadway stage for another run, with the final goal being a Broadway premiere. Producers and other professionals are highly interested in the new rendition of this piece, and it is going to be a highly publicized play.  CONVERSATIONS is comprised of all true stories and facts about corrupt politicians and corporations and how, because of their quest for greed and power, us average Joe's and Jane's are stuck in a situation of diminished liberties and less money in our pockets. Set in a bar, it’s frantic, fun, and fast-paced. Producers, directors and other theatre professionals who have seen it on stage and in rehearsals are in agreement that, "it is probably the toughest 10-15 minutes of fast-paced interrupting dialogue that an actor will face, but they, and the audience, will receive its reward."

CONVERSATIONS is open-ended, non-equity, and non-profit.  Rehearsals are unpaid. Once Off-Broadway, cast will be splitting the profits and making a guaranteed minimum of $50 a show. If Broadway premiere is made, Equity pay. 

  CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

ALL ROLES WILL BE DOUBLE CAST - Some roles have been filled, however with interest resumes will be held on file for future consideration. 
Possibility of Swing/Understudy Casting
Priority search for: TEACHER, NURSE, BARTENDER, though all submissions will be considered for review.

BARTENDER 35 to 75 years old, all ethnicities male. Character in charge of the bar and promoting and directing conversation; dry sense of humor when picking on College Student. 
 
RESTAURANT OWNER  35 to 75 years old, all ethnicities female. Owner of the bar in which the play takes place. Talks about government's care for poor and hungry and how different economic solutions can solve problems for business and jobs. Compassionate.
 
COLLEGE STUDENT  17 to 23 years old, all ethnicities female. A millennial concerned about the costs of education and her generation's future; smart, with an attitude; has extraordinary understanding of social media and its ability to use it as a solution to bring people together to change the politics of our country.
 
VETERAN  40 to 70 years old, all ethnicities male. Conservative. Doesn’t like to waste time talking about issues that cannot be resolved.  Angry at how corrupt politics have ruined our country and wants to organize to "make America ours again."

ENVIRONMENTALIST  30 to 45 years old, all ethnicities male. 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. 

REPORTER  30 to 45 years old, all ethnicities female. Key role for the other characters to get factual inside information about the news, past and present. 

RETIRED MAN  50 to 75 years old, all ethnicities male. Angry and comedic at the same time about how government and corporations are in bed together, cheating average folks. Talks about his experiences not having any money left after getting screwed by corporations and government. 
 
TEACHER  35 to 45 years old, all ethnicities male. Laid off from Wall Street, now teaching economics in high school. Educates those in attendance at a bar about how money gets spent.
 
LAW STUDENT  22 to 35 years old, Black/African American female. She expresses the background history of the country and the effects of law and our courts. Confident and strong personality. 
 
NURSE    30 to 50 years old, all ethnicities female. A tough, confident nurse who deals with healthcare issues and personal tragedies with compassion. 

DURATION

March 25, 2020 -

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