Upcoming Auditions

“Home, I’m Darling” by Laura Wade

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Auditions are announced for Mendocino Theatre Company’s American premiere production of  Home, I’m Darling, by Laura Wade, a hilarious satire on the romanticized lifestyles of 1950s and their unintended consequences upon a contemporary love and marriage.

In-person first auditions for HOME, I’M DARLING by Laura Wade directed by Tori Truss will be held:

When:  Saturday, December 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON. Note: If you cannot come to the first audition on Saturday, please contact us. Arrangements can possibly be made.

Where: Community Center of Mendocino 998 School St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Option of Video Audition: Actors may choose to submit a video linked audition by November 26 to Director@mendocinotheatre.org and Tori.truss@gmail.com.

What to Prepare for first Audition – Present two contrasting contemporary monologues, maximum 3 minutes and bring (or include) a recent headshot & resume. Note: If you do not have any monologues handy, you may also choose from pieces extracted and compiled from the play. A link to these excerpts will be published here presently. Please check back at this site or call Beth at 1-707-937-2718

About The Play: How happily married are the happily married? Judy and Johnny have re-created their lives into the ultimate, nostalgic fantasy of the 1950s—picture perfect domesticity.  Judy has traded her all-consuming job in finance to be a blissful housewife who dusts behind appliances, makes deviled eggs, and greets her husband with a cocktail and a kiss.  Meanwhile, Johnny gamely plays the successful hubby in line for a promotion.  But there are cracks in the fantasy—a pretty new boss, unraveling finances, Judy’s challenging mother whose ardent feminism was born of the real 1950s, and the couple’s friends Fran and Marcus whose own wedlock is complicated.  Judy must face the darker underpinnings of love and marriage.  This British social satire, winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2018, will have its  American premiere at MTC.

Character Breakdown:

We embrace nontraditional casting.

Judy – Gave up her high flying job to become a domestic goddess paying homage to the housewives of the 50’s. She wants to hold onto this role at all costs. Judy can dance well and dances in one scene with Marcus. (Mid 30’s – 40s, female).Johnny – Judy’s husband who wants to keep Judy happy but is struggling with the reality of their situation. Johnny dances with Judy but “rather badly”. (Mid 30s – 40s, male).

Fran – Judy’s friend – A stylist, loves the ‘50s dresses and is intrigued by the lifestyle but is not a home keeper. Her own marriage is complicated (Mid 30s – 40s, female).

Marcus – Fran’s husband, is accused of inappropriate behavior in the workplace. He can dance well and dances with Judy in one scene (Mid 30s – 40s, male).

Alex – Johnny’s new boss. Young female professional and a go-getter. Johnny gets a bit of a crush on Alex, but she is oblivious to this and only views Johnny as one of the team. (Mid 30s – 40s, female).

Sylvia – Judy’s mother – Activist for women’s rights, grew up in the 1950s and is aghast at her daughter’s chosen lifestyle. (Mid 60s to 70s, female).

For questions concerning the audition, please contact the director, Tori Truss, Tori.truss@gmail.com
For perusal scripts, please contact Beth, director@mendocinotheatre.org

NB:  All roles are on a volunteer basis, with mileage, expenses, food reimbursements and lodging for out-of-town actors.

CALLBACKS

December 11, 3:00 – 6:00

REHEARSALS

February 1- March  1

W – F evenings; Sa – Su daytime

PERFORMANCES
March 2 – April 2
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30
Sunday Matinees at 2:00
(No performance Sunday, March 5)

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Inclusion is a core value at Mendocino Theatre Company. We are committed to anti-racist casting practices; we endeavor to be a place where actors of all identities and backgrounds can thrive.