Summit Playhouse will be holding auditions for the 2009 Tony award winner
God of Carnage
by Yazmina Reza
Directed by Chase Newhart
All casting is open. Sides will be provided. Show dates 2/22-3/9, 2013
Casting: Wed. and Thurs. Nov. 14 & 15, 7:00 pm
Call Backs: Sun. Nov. 18th. 1:00 pm
For further information http://summitplayhouse.org/auditions.html
The two couples in “God of Carnage” each have 11 year old boys - who have just had an altercation. (The boys are not seen in the play.)
Veronica (40s - Michael’s wife):
A writer - she pictures herself as the queen of social conscience and common courtesy – but is really judgemental and domineering. As the situation disintegrates she fails to maintain her crumbling façade of civility.
Michael (40/50s - Veronica’s husband):
Initially eager to create peace, his uncouth nature is slowly revealed. He makes racial comments, denounces child-raising, and progresses from a seemingly good-natured hardware store supplier/salesperson to a neurotic Neanderthal.
Annette (40s - Alan’s wife):
At first presenting herself as an elite member of the one percent, she is actually on the brink of a panic attack. Her self-confidence has been eroded by her husband Alan’s eternal preoccupation with work.
Alan (40/50s - Annette’s husband):
An openly rude corporate lawyer, he frequently interrupts their meeting by talking on his cell phone. As he says “I have no manners”. At first seen as cool and aloof, he is sexist and always acts in his own self-interest.
All the following sides are from the Dramatist Play Service edition of "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza.
You may audition for one or two characters.
We will use one scene to audition everyone: The scene that begins on P. 13 with Annette's "I see you're a great art lover" and ends on P. 16 with Alan's "...Don't make any statement..."
Some Actors will also read the scene that begins on P. 26 with Michael's "I don't appreciate your cynicism" and ends on P. 28 with Alan's "Come on now, come on".
All actors are asked to be familiar with the play but not to memorize anything.
At Call Backs Actors will read the above two scenes and these four additional scenes:
P. 6 Veronica's "You know, he didn't want to identify Benjamin." to P. 8 Annette's "Just some water"
P. 28 Michael's "Let me tell you something" to P. 30 Michael's "I don't think she needs any"
P. 38 Michael's "We'll have to wait a minute..." to P. 39 Veronica's "Do I have to listen to this fatuous nonsense?"
P. 43 Michael's "This yours?" to P. 44 Michael's "What do we know.”
We hope to see you there & as we say in theatre, "Break Legs!" - that's theatre speak for "Good Luck".
Stay warm & dry, we'll get through this!