Dominion Stage announces Auditions for PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
Book by Charles Busch
Directed by Emily Ann Jablonski
Monday, Mar 28 and Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011
7:30 pm; Last Sign IN @ 9:00 pm
Arlington County Cultural Affairs
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA 22206
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from a comedy/dark comedy piece – OR- you may also audition with a cold reading from the script (Sides provided). All actors may be asked to read cold readings in addition to their monologue pieces.
By invitation only, Thursday Mar 31
“Gidget”, Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” are given a shotgun marriage. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a black check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind.
Selected Dates June 3 – 19, 2011 at Gunston Theater One in Arlington VA.
All roles are unpaid and volunteer. All roles are open and not pre-cast. If cast, you must join Dominion Stage as a Production Member ($25)
Please note – this show is adult in nature. The show contains mature themes, sexual situations and some roles will require costuming that will require the actor to be comfortable in minimal clothing.
The second scrawniest of the boys on the beach. Best friends with Provoloney, which turns into a romantic experimentation. He is more comfortable with his sexuality but not open. Smarter than he appears.
A sexy girl with not much of a story. More eye candy than anything. Marvel Ann’s sidekick. A little boy crazy.
Female >> 16-18
Another Malibu heartthrob. Good-looking surfer but pretty much blends in with the woodwork.
The scrawniest guys on the beach. Has big ideas to make money. A writer, or wants to be. Experiments a little with Yo Yo, but definitely not comfortable with it.
The best looking of all the guys at Malibu, mostly hangs out with Kanaka, since he is the only guy cooler than him, but not better-looking. Not so much a womanizer, but won’t turn down a good lay. Falls for Chicklet in the end.
Male >> 17-19
This is her story. A young teen with multiple personalities. “Chicklet” is an eager, perky, and naïve girl who follows a beat to her own drum. She is much deeper than she appears which we find out through her “other” personas into revealing her true self.
Female >>(could be played by male)
The big man on the beach, known as the king of surfers. He is the cool guy, and he knows it. The teenage heartthrob, but not the brightest crayon in the box.
Male >> 20-25
An awkward teenager who takes to helping out Ms. Barnes while she is in town. Does not really go along with the crowd, but has her own spark that she does not realize she has. An introvert and hopeless nerd, with spunk. Chicklet’s best friend.
Female >> 15-16
The prettiest and easiest of the girls in Malibu, will pretty much seek out any man within her grasp. There isn’t much below the surface.
Female >> 16-17
Chicklet’s mother, strict, composed, a little old fashioned. Over protective of her daughter with traditional views, but with a big secret to share.
Female >> 35-45
A bit of a burnt out movie star, coming into town for a little R & R. Classy, glamorous, one-of-a-kind.
Female >> 30-40