Futura opens Saturday, October 9, 2010
World Premiere by: Jordan Harrison
Directed by: Jessica Kubzansky
Casting Director: Julia Flores
An open call audition will be held on Monday July 12, 2010. 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8pm.
FOR ALL CHARACTERS: Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue.
No appointments- auditioners will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. No phone calls please.
Have a question? You can email us at audition@BostonCourt.com. Please note that we will NOT accept online submissions, nor will we take rain checks or make appointments at this email address.
Producer/Venue: The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA
Contract: AEA 99-seat
Rate: $300 one-time rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance
Auditions: Open Call Monday, July 12, 2010 (2pm-8pm)
Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
Doors will open 30 minutes before the posted start time.
Rehearsals begin: 08/31/10
Tech begins: 9/24/10
Previews begin: 09/30/10
Runs through: 11/07/10, with possible extension to 11/21/10
Performance Schedule: Thurs-Sat evenings, Sunday matinees
Can a font change the future? On her first day back at the University, a rogue professor sets out to avenge her missing husband – and the lost art of ink on paper – by conducting a dangerous lesson on typography. When the Professor’s lecture jumps the rails, we peer into a near future where desperate people search for the tangible in an ever more virtual age.
THE PROFESSOR: (50s) A brilliant, dry, witty woman who is imperious, impassioned and adamant in her opinions, if a bit untethered. A stirring but not entirely reliable narrator. Acerbic, clever, with her own brand of humor, does not suffer fools gladly. She discovers the depths of her own resourcefulness out of adversity, and out of the ashes finds some tenderness. From a slightly more dangerous world than the one we live in now.
EDWARD: (48 – late 50s): An academic who has become a visionary and a rebel organizer, he is at once stately, leonine, charming, reptilian, clever, and feels dangerous. He’s an opaque yet charismatic leader hiding some real terror and weakness from the world. From a slightly more dangerous world than the one we live in now.
GASH: (young 20s male): An off-beat, quirky, gawky rebel techie hacker. He’s a socially awkward, charmingly ineffectual, damaged tough kid, which is what he’s needed to be, so he can be threatening, but he has a yearning for the tangible of a bygone era at odds with his technological prowess. A gentle soul in a hard shell. From a slightly more dangerous world than the one we live in now.
GRACE: (mid-late 20s): This young woman is brash, terrifying, with a slightly sadistic edge, cold-hearted and pragmatic but passionate for the cause. Feral. Damaged. She’s not afraid to inflict pain, as it was inflicted on her in her past. From a slightly more dangerous world than the one we live in now.
* Also seeking understudies for all roles; understudies are guaranteed two performances outside of the regular run, and are paid a one-time $150 rehearsal stipend, plus $25 per performance.