‘A Different Perspective’

Expires: 2024/05/04
Description

Casting “A Different Perspective,” a play. Synopsis: Take a whisky swilling, pot smoking Irish art teacher; mix with a reserved British academic who is highly protective of her beautiful, talented but autistic daughter; add in the teacher’s female American partner and two other British female students—one young and impressionable, the other a senior citizen; then bring them all together in the intimate atmosphere of a figure drawing weekend.

6 Project roles
Gus
Male
45
-
55
y.o.
White / European Descent
About fifty, and walks with the aid of a stick. His limb movements are somewhat uncoordinated. He throws his legs out in front of him to move, having to lift his knees high to stop his feet dragging. This makes him look rather like a string puppet, and at times rather drunk. His left hand is more or less permanently in his pocket, the arm being partially paralyzed, but it can just about hold his walking stick and provide support when he wants to use his other hand. There is a trace of Irish background and certainly Irish whiskey in his manner of delivery.
Application deadline closed.
Edna
Female
60
-
70
y.o.
In her sixties. Open in manner and with no pretensions of being artistic. More wise than she seems.
Application deadline closed.
Maureen
Female
22
-
28
y.o.
In her twenties and dresses in a self-consciously artistic manner. She can be pretentious, but that is mostly to cover up her insecurities.
Application deadline closed.
Laura
Female
30
-
45
y.o.
An American in the UK. She is forthright and a good foil to Gus. She is his business partner, and lover too, but she keeps that to herself as it is bad for business.
Application deadline closed.
Helen
Female
50
-
60
y.o.
A middle-class, middle-aged woman, smartly dressed. She is intelligent but somewhat nervous, and at times her natural reserve and well-educated voice can give an air of superiority. Underneath there is something not quite right about her.
Application deadline closed.
Judith
Female
18
-
25
y.o.
About twenty, autistic, and non-verbal. Her fragile beauty and far away look combined with a child-like but delicate movement is quite riveting to the eye. When relaxed she walks lightly, sometimes on tip-toes, tracing the contours of objects with her delicate fingers and tapping shiny surfaces. When alarmed she stands stiff and frozen. She never makes eye contact, wears a constant blank expression, and appears to live in a world of her own. She looks out at our world with half averted eyes.
Application deadline closed.