Announcing auditions for The Empty Space’s July 2018 production of...
Written by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Tevin Joslen
AUDITIONS: Saturday, May 26th, 12-3pm. Sides from the show will be provided as audition material. You may prepare a one minute monologue if desired.
AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Will be held in 15 minute intervals and are strongly encouraged. Please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
REHEARSALS: Begin late June, Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm.
PERFORMANCES: Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays, July 20 - 28
SYNOPSIS: The comedy, which raises questions about art and friendship, concerns three long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan. Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerable strain as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes "art". Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them. The play is not divided into acts and scenes in the traditional manner, but it does nevertheless fall into sections. Some of these are dialogues between two characters, several are monologues where one of the characters addresses the audience directly, and one is a conversation among all three. At the beginning and end of the play, and for most of the scenes set in Serge's flat, the large white painting is on prominent display.
CHARACTERS TO BE CAST:
MARC: Is a strongly opinionated man when it comes to what he values and an extremely condescending one towards what he does not value at all. Other people’s feelings do not factor into his decisions or filter the manner in which he talks to them and about them.
SERG: According to Marc, has recently taken a dive into the world of Modern Art and has fallen head over heels with newfound respect for it. Modern Art speaks to something within him that makes sense and which he finds beautiful.
YVAN: Is less high strung than his two friends about art, but he has his own issues in life and love that make him just as neurotic as Marc and Serge are. Although the physical production of art on canvas means less to him than it does to the others, he is more in tune with the psychological responses and reasonings behind such responses than either Marc or Serge are.
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In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!