SUMMER PROJECTS at DTA
Downtown Art is about to launch a series of summer projects involving both teen and adult actors, singers, and musicians.
Now Casting adult actors for a staged reading of 'A Cuckold' by Zen Anton, June 29th.
‘A CUCKOLD’ by Zen Anton
an original 80 minute play developed in Downtown Art’s Writers’ Project, a comic film-noir inspired take on domestic bliss (or its opposite)
SCHEDULE: A total of five to six short rehearsals, to be scheduled either weekday evenings or Saturday afternoons in June. Final reading, Sat. June 29th at Downtown Art, 61 E. 4th Street, 7W. Not paid, non union.
CONTACT: If interested in auditioning, email: email@example.com
Mountain: (Male, age range 25-40, Lead) has led a very dull life. This fact has always bothered him. However, he has never been bothered enough to do anything about it. He now finds himself thrust into a pre-mid life crisis where he is forced to confront such issues as self hatred, world hatred, and hatred towards a pair of boxer briefs. He also suffers from having a Narrator; a Narrator who has become bored of narrating Mountain's life.
Narrator: (Male, age range 25-40, Lead) is fed up with narrating Mountain's dull existence. Thus, when an opportunity to make Mountain's life more interesting arises, Narrator leaps for its jugular with arms out stretched.
Harvey: (Supporting) is the type of man who makes sexist comments claiming they're jokes; the type of man who makes fun of his wife in front of guests. Simply put, he's the type of man who adjusts his genitals while sitting at the dinner table. He is also under the illusion that Mountain is one of his best friends.
Erin: (Supporting) is married to Harvey and now faces the repercussions of being stuck with someone whose company she detests.
Chelsea/Poppy/Samantha's Mom/Gretchen: (Supporting)
Chelsea is married to Mountain and now has pleasure of being in a relationship filled with loving silence. / Poppy is presumed to be the perfect child until her foul mouth proves otherwise. / Samantha's Mom is just trying to hold everything together and not disown her child. / Gretchen is rapidly finding that no matter how many 20 year olds she surrounds herself with, time and wrinkles stop for no one.
Anna/Samantha/Connie/Bartender/Sydney: (Supporting) Samantha is the child that no one really wants to raise but keep anyway. She is turning 9. Lizzy is Gretchen's co-worker as well as Brandon's girlfriend. She embodies young and blind puppy love.
Jacob/Brandon: (Supporting) Jacob is one of the few men in Mountain's life that is actually happy with life. He even likes his child. / Brandon is dating Lizzy and adores all things related to hiking and kombucha. Like Lizzy, he is also in puppy love.
Supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs and by the NY State Council on the Arts.
What DTA company members say about DTA:
“DTA is the greatest place and everything about it is amazing. It quickly becomes the greatest part of the week…. Once your show ends, you will be longing for the next year.” – Jake
“Whatever twist of fate brought you here, I can guarantee this will be one of the most fun, memorable, and strange experiences of your life. In this company, I have found more compassion, creativity, and a willingness to learn than I could have ever imagined. Please make the most of this experience by trying your best and putting yourself out there. We all have to try something new sometime – why not now?” – Michela
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“Dear incoming Downtown Art member – you are so lucky… from me to you, the people you will meet here will be so surprisingly chill.. They quickly become your family – people you can trust in any situation.” – Izzy
“I wish I’d known about DTA sooner. It’s the one place where I can feel free and I’m sure you will find that as well. Work hard and believe in your company members and especially in yourself. Trust these people. I have grown as a person and as an actor and I think I have started to understand myself better through this experience. I hope you overcome the many fun yet challenging obstacles Ryan throws at you, but most of all I hope you find yourself - or a part of yourself - you didn’t know you had in you.” – Kamyn
Photos from 'Bowery Wars - Part 1'