CALL FOR AUDITIONS: Body and Sold
Acting and technical theater auditions for a production “Body and Sold” with the Laboratory Theater
Do you love theater that makes a difference in the world and people’s lives? Be a part of an important production that stands up for social issues and humanity! The Laboratory Theater of Florida is holding special mid-season auditions for the play “Body and Sold,” a play about real experiences with human trafficking. The play will be produced at the Lab May 5, 6, and 7.
Teenaged and adult actors. Some technical theater assistance will also be needed (make up, props, stage management).
All auditions will be cold readings from sides provided at auditions.
Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This is a short, five-week total commitment, and scripts will be made available in advance. Rehearsals are Monday-Tuesday evenings, Saturday afternoons starting Apr. 6. Tech week April 30-May 4. Performances May 5-7.
Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers River District
Primary roles will likely be cast as individual roles (no swing role commitment), but this may change as casting wraps up. Separate swing role cast of 4-7 will serve as a Greek chorus and cover 15 swing roles. Some rehearsals will not require full cast for the full time, and a detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided to final cast. Please make any standing schedule conflicts known on audition paperwork, as a schedule will be developed with regard to cast availability. If seeking a Primary Role, please plan to attend all rehearsals. Selected scenes will be memorized, and others may be performed as staged readings.
Characters highlighted will likely be cast with younger actors.
Young Girl. 9-11 years old, played by a teenager. She stands for
Jeanette’s or Elaine’s younger self. She is the witness.
Linda. 29, flashes back to age 15. Any ethnicity. A victim.
Dora. 28, flashes back to age 16. Blonde, vivacious and energetic. A story-teller with survivor instinct.
Gregg. 20s, flashes back to age 16. A white boy from Iowa. Has a
sense of irony.
Elaine. 28-34. African American, loud, funny and sexy with a smart
philosophical, big picture outlook.
Karen 25-35. African-American from suburban Virginia. Best friends with Erika.
Erika. 25-35. Any ethnicity from suburban Virginia. Best friends with Karen.
Jeanette. 13-17. African-American or Hispanic American. Wide
emotional range from lively and clever, to shy and angry.
Billy. 20s. Any ethnicity. Good-looking, charming and slick. Good
reader of people. Entrepreneur with a ruthless streak.
Jason. 21. Any ethnicity. A survivor.
Additional Roles: Four female and three male actors will play 15 swing roles:
Micko. 30s. Picks up Dora and takes her to Chicago.
Chorus Leader. Any age, gender or ethnicity. Narrates action.
Police. Any age, gender or ethnicity. Puts Dora on a bus.
Bus Announcer. Any age, gender or ethnicity. Makes announcements
Baby Girl. Mid –late 20s. An older girl in Billy’s “stable.”
She grooms Jeanette into the prostitution business.
Boyfriend. 20s. The wrong “Mr. Right”
Street Worker. 20s. She’s been there a while.
Club Manager. 20-30s. Tough, worldly guy.
Mrs. Petersen. 30-40s. Dora’s Minnesota Mom
Social Workers. 20-30s. 3 female and 1 male
Office Workers. 20-30s. 1 female and 1 male
We also need help producing an informative and engaging trailer for related school programming opportunities.
For further information,email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 239-218-0481.