ASHBURN, VA Auditions for "Hate Mail" Written by Kira Obolensky and Bill Corbett Produced by Jerri Wiseman Directed by Liz Mykietyn
Hate Mail is an epistolary play something like Love Letters, with two actors reading letters and other correspondence, but it’s a little wilder and more hysterically funny. It tells the story of Preston, a spoiled rich kid who meets his match in Dahlia, an angst-filled artist. Their worlds collide when Preston sends a complaint letter that gets Dahlia fired from her job, and then there’s no turning back. The play stays with their increasingly crazed correspondence as they move from hate to love, and then right back again. Comedy 80-95 minutes long with Adult language and content.
AUDITION July 28 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Preference to those who reserve a time through Sign-Up Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49adac2cabf94-hate Walk-ins will be seen as schedule permits. Audition and performance location is at 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.
Looking for 1 Male, 30-55 years old for role of “Preston.” Actor should be experienced and if possible well versed in different characters/emotions to use solo on stage both verbally and physically. Show is essentially two monologue type one acts (Male/Female separately) that cross paths in the telling of the story. Though easy to stage, this play requires high volume of memorization, quick thinking and changing of characters in a quick minute. Cold Readings from script. Actors must be available for all performances and the tech week of April 25, 2020 until opening night May 1, 2020. All other rehearsals will be worked out with both actors and director starting with read through July 30 2019 at 6PM. Resumes preferred, but not required. Photos will be taken at audition. The female role has already been cast.
Actors are paid a stipend per performance. Non-union.