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Helvetica – Auditions
January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Performs March 13-22, 2020
Auditions – Helvetica
Performs March 13, 2020 – March 22, 2020
Rehearsals start January 14, 2020.
This is a non-paid; non-equity production.
Please prepare TWO contrasting contemporary 60-second monologues. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out forms and check conflict dates.
Callbacks will be Wednesday, January 8, from 6-10pm. Please plan on staying the entire time.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Helvetica --Child-- A young adult actress playing a precocious child. Very bright and energetic.
Present Helvetica --Adult-- Anywhere from twenty-five to forty-five. Agitated, full of ennui.
Future Helvetica --Senior-- Sixties to seventies, but fit, still a spark of youth.
Myron-- A stuffed bear. He’s played by an adult. No bear costumes, please.
Mother-- 20s-40s. She's tired. Troubled.
Father-- 20s-40s. Masculine. Works with his hands.
Husband-- 20s-40s. He’s successful, and looks it.
Patient-- 20s-50s Female. Optimist.
Doctor-- Any age. Any gender. Professional, with kind eyes.
Illustrator-- Female, around the same age as Present Helvetica. She's fun. Enjoys life.
Animal Shelter Employee 20s-30s -- Any gender. Still enjoys their job.
Agent-- Any age. Any Gender. Helvetica's biggest fan.
Helvetica is a new work written by Will Coleman and is a dramatic “play about stories.” Helvetica is introduced in three different times and how her experiences tell her story. Along with her favorite teddy bear, Myron, Helvetica journeys through her life struggles and reminds herself that to prevail, it’s important to hold onto what makes you special. Myron helps narrate the story of Helvetica — a children’s book author in the present; a precocious, imaginative child in the past; a sick and deflated artist in the future — by interweaving stories, slices from each time period, into one “book.”