Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE 
GHOSTING BY THOMAS J. MISURACA

The Overtime Theater is seeking male and female actors ages 25-60 for its upcoming production of “Ghosting,” a romantic comedy in the shadow of tragedy written by Thomas J. Misuraca which runs June 3-25, 2022. This play will be presented as part of the Overtime Theater’s Pride Series in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

SYNOPSIS: After the death of his husband Todd, Jeffrey, a middle-aged man, hires Brandon, a struggling writer to finish his late husband’s plays in an effort to secure his theatrical legacy. Though Brandon sees this as a temporary job and a chance to get paid to work on his passion project, sparks fly between the young man and the still-grieving widower. In his ghostly form, an ever-optimistic Todd does his best to encourage the match until Brandon discovers an intimate diary detailing Todd and Jeffrey’s final days together. With the help of best friends Carol and Gavin and Todd’s otherworldly approval, the couple find their way back into each other’s hearts while also finishing Todd’s unfinished works.

CHARACTERS:

Brandon (Male, any ethnicity, age 20-30), a struggling writer. He wants to write for television, but ended up in New York City because it was closer to home. Uses his sense of humor to diffuse difficult situations.

Jeffrey (Male, any ethnicity, age 30-50), a middle-aged widower. He’s trying his best to remain happy a year after his husband’s death, but it still weighs on him. He works in finance.

Todd (Male, any ethnicity, age 25-35), has died before for the story has begun. He is fully interacting in flashback scenes, but in present scenes, he only observes, reacts, and acts in mime, never interacting with characters there. He has a positive attitude, even in the darkest of times.

Gavin (Male, any ethnicity, age 20-35), a struggling actor and Brandon’s best friend. He puts on an air of being self-absorbed but is always concerned about his friend’s welfare. He’s unlucky in dating, often ghosted by men.

Carol (Female-identifying, any ethnicity, age 40-60), a middle-aged woman and Jeffrey’s best friend. She believes she’s always there for others, but she’s mostly self-absorbed. She’s very fussy about her men, often ghosting them.

AUDITIONS:

Friday April 29, 2022 – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday April 30, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

REHEARSAL DATES:

May 9-June 2, 2022

Monday-Thursday 7-9 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 p.m.

Note: Not all cast members will be called to every rehearsal.

SHOW DATES:

June 3 – 25, 2022

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (6 p.m. call time) and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12 (2 p.m. call time)

LOCATION: Auditions and performances will take place at the Overtime Theater located at 5209 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio, Texas 78239.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Actors must present two, short contrasting monologues (1 to 2 minutes each is sufficient) and be prepared to read sides from the play. Headshots and resumes may be brought to the audition or can be emailed in advance.

Here is the audition sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Uktioo8k-sWeVT9cQvUpqSJvkqOlm3kqjeKH87tYhI/edit

If unable to attend the audition, Zoom auditions are available by appointment April 27-30, 2022. Actors may also submit a video audition through April 30. Please slate your name, pronouns, and tell us a little bit about yourself. Email Jade Esteban Estrada at director@theovertimetheater.org. Please write “Ghosting” in the subject line.

COVID POLICY: In adherence to our Covid safety protocol, face masks are recommended during rehearsals.

COMPENSATION: This is a volunteer position.

AUDITION NOTICE 
THE REVEREND DR. PAUL(I) MURRAY BY ADA A.

The Overtime Theater is seeking 3 actors for The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray by Ada A. Directed by Amy Abrigo. This show is an official selection of the 2022 New Play Development Series. Join us at auditions for a chance to be part of the Texas premiere of The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray.

SYNOPSIS: Pauli Murray’s queerness is brought to the forefront of her identity as Kalina, a student, questions her professor’s assessment of a recent essay that she wrote for his class. However, when Kalina’s essay-version of Pauli is confronted with Pauli, herself, Kalina is forced to ponder the many ways that by upholding Murray’s legacy she is denying Murray of her humanity.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Ada A. is an early-career playwright who graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A in anthropology. Currently, Chicago-based, she is working on cultivating and honing a voice unique to her.

CHARACTERS:

  • The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray – (portraying age 40, gender nonconforming in the 1950s, historically female at birth, African-American) the one and only, Dr. Pauli Murray.
  • Kalina – (referred to with she/her pronouns, may be presented as gender nonconforming, can be played by actors 18-40s, race unspecified) a student (could be undergraduate or masters). Will stop at nothing to defend her grade, her paper, and her theories.
  • Bryan – (referred to with he/him pronouns, can be played by actors ages 30s-80s+, race unspecified) Doctoral history professor.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please email (or bring) your headshot (a recent photo of yourself) and a resume if you have one to abrigoa@gmail.com and prepare the following. Audition materials and a copy of the full script can be found here

  • Actors reading for Kalina please prepare a 1 minute monologue (heightened text preferred) or the side labeled “Kalina monologue.” Please also prepare to read from other sides with your character name in the audition materials folder
  • Actors reading for Bryan, please prepare a 1 minute monologue or the side labeled “Bryan monologue.” Please also prepare to read from other sides with your character name in the audition materials folder
  • Actors reading for Pauli, please prepare a 1 minute monologue, poem, or prepare the side labeled “Pauli monologue.” Please also prepare to read from other sides with your character name in the audition materials folder.

WHEN:

AUDITION DATES: Actors only need to be available for their 5min time slot and may be asked to stay to read with other performers but will not be faulted if unable to stay. Please notify Stage Manager at check in if you need to leave by a certain time. Callbacks may be announced at a later date if necessary.

  • Friday April 29th @ 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday April 30 @ 11:00am – 1:00pm

Sign up for an audition time slot here: 

Audition Sign Up Sheet_The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray

If unable to attend the audition, Zoom auditions are available by appointment April 26th or 28th before 6p or Fri April 29th before 4p. Or, you may submit a video audition! Please submit your video audition to abrigoa@gmail.com along with a headshot and resume (if you have one) by 11am on Saturday, April 30, 2022. You may slate your name, pronouns, and one thing about yourself, or just include your monologue/poem/side(s). You do not need to do all three, pick your favorite! One is enough and we will contact you if more is needed.

REHEARSAL DATES

  • May 10  – June 2, 2022
  • Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 7-9p
  • Fridays @ 8-10p (except Fri May 27th at 7-9p)

SHOW DATES

  • June 3 – 25
  • Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm (Actors Called at 6pm)

WHERE: This show will perform in the Little Overtime Theater at 5409 Bandera Rd #205, Leon Valley, TX 78238.

COVID POLICY: In adherence to our Covid safety protocol, face masks are recommended during rehearsals. 

COMPENSATION: This is a volunteer position.

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