The Lost World – 2014 Audition Teaser

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Later this week, I’ll hold open auditions for ‘The Lost World‘ – the original play I wrote. Auditions are being held at the Banquet Facilities at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Thursday May 22, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm.

To build a little buzz, I whipped together this little audition announcement video (embedded below). Hopefully it reaches a wide audience. I would love for someone to see this – perhaps someone who feels that slight itch to get creative BUT doesn’t know what to do to break from the normal nine-to-five routine – anyway, that’s the person who might see this and get that little bit of courage to step outside their comfort zone and give this audition a try. Hey – it’s what I did a few years ago, when for no good reason, I joined the cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – my first time on stage since the 1990 Rockland High School performance of ‘Annie‘. (In my first and only role on stage – I scored the role of Rooster Hannigan and LOVED it!!!) My experience in Cuckoo’s Nest led to me taking other roles in local community theater projects before writing The Monkeybar Mafia, The Lost World and my brand new play (for Spring 2015) – Lost & Found.

I’m very proud of this play. It bursts from a very personal place. There’s a little of me (or people I’ve known) in each of these fractured characters – who we catch up with 20 years after they exited High School; still haunted by those four fleeting years spent in those hallowed halls. As much as they are Children of the Eighties, this isn’t meant to be tied to that specific decade. Every graduating class from the 40’s to now have known (or have been) these kids.

We’re looking for people – teens (mid-teens to early 20’s) and adults (late 20’s to early 40’s) – to come out and audition. I had a fantastic cast last Fall and I hope to see many of them return to audition even though the doors have been flung open to all – new and old – to fight for these roles. We’ll likely end up with a good mix of new and familiar and I’m real hopeful that the cast we assemble will be exciting and dynamic; giving the audience (both new and returning) an evening that is funny, poignant and touching.

For those teens coming to audition, I have added some new material to the play – little dialogue interludes which were not in last Fall’s original production. These new “scenes” are meant to add some additional texture and background to the play; while integrating the teens more fully into the play. It should give those who have seen the show before something new to enjoy as well.

Again, auditions are this Thursday. Please spread the word far and wide. I’d love to have nothing but the hardest decision possible in choosing the absolute best cast for this Fall’s production. 🙂