Scripps Ranch Theatre is accepting submissions for “Neat”.
By Charlayne Woodard
Directed by Claire Simba
This autobiographical one-woman show focuses around the life of Charlayne Woodard’s aunt Beneatha, known as Neat. As an infant, Neat was accidentally fed camphor oil by her illiterate great-grandmother, who was unable to read the bottle’s label. When the poisoning was discovered, Neat was rushed to the nearest emergency room only to be refused treatment. By the time her mother got her to the Black hospital, Neat was permanently brain-damaged. Woodard paints the story of her relationship with her childlike aunt, from her excitement of having a “grown-up” playmate to her embarrassment at some ofNeat’s simple ways. Alternating between Savannah, Georgia, and Albany, New York, Woodard’s story shares moving and, at times, painful memories.
FEMALE (late 20s to late 30s): Looking for a versatile and physical Black actress to interpret an array of characters ranging in age, gender and race. Ability to play with language and being a good mover is a must. Please note in your submission whether you are able to play an instrument or sing.
Auditions will be self-tape submissions only. To request an audition, please email your headshot and résumé, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-tapes will consist of reading sides from the play.
You must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative COVID test for participation.
WHEN: Invite self-tape. Sides will be sent to you once your submission has been accepted.
CALLBACK DATES: May 23 and 24, 2022
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: TBD
PERFORMANCE: March 24, 2023- April 16, 2023
AUDITION AND PERFORMANCE LOCATION
:Legler Benbough Theatre (SRT) on Alliant International University Campus, 9783 Avenue of Nations (Off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch)
SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE IS ADHERING TO THE AB5 LAW FOR PAYMENT.
Questions should be directed via e-mail to SRT’s Audition Coordinator, Cristyn Chandler, at email@example.com.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
For further information about SRT, and for directions, go to www.scrippsranchtheatre.org.