By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Charlie Flynn-McIver
“Book Club is like Lord of the Flies with Wine and Dip”
A comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn.
AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
Accepted through noon (12 PM EST) Friday, January 29, 2021
Rehearses 2/9/21 All actors will rehearse and perform remotely from their
home over an online platform.
Opens 3/6/21 Performances run Live on Zoom, Wednesdays through
Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. No recorded
Video submissions from actors of all ethnicities for a production of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacharías.
These are Actors’ Equity Association required auditions and AEA members are given priority. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who submits a video audition to this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
Non-union actors are welcome to submit video auditions.
Actors are asked to submit 2 contrasting comedic monologues and send private or password protected links of videos, hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive, to [email protected]. For Google Drive, please make a video .mov file. Please state your name and the pieces being performed at the beginning of the submission.
ANA: Charming. Smart. Accomplished. Organized. A columnist for a Daily paper. The Mother Bee. Her grace masks a need to control.
ROB: Her golden-boy handsome charismatic underachiever husband who is starting to search for meaning. Met in College. Upper Crust background.
WILL: ROB’s conservative, well read, well dressed, disciplined college roommate. Ana’s former boyfriend. History buff. Unmarried.
JEN: Ana’s friend. Pretty. Shy. Smart. Tends to burst out with awkward truthful comments. Despite some lack of self confidence, she is the grounding center of the group. Unorganized and oblivious to her own attractiveness. Unmarried.
LILY: A go-getter, former debate captain who is on the cusp of all current trends and yet can still put her foot in her mouth in social occasions. Laughs at appropriate and inappropriate times. A great lover of books and Ana’s protégé at the paper. African-American.
ALEX: The New Guy. A very smart, well-read academic who has lost his moorings and is searching for real connection. Professor of Comparative Literature.
Actors also play five PUNDITS:
ELSA-JADED LITERARY AGENT – played by JEN
FRANK- SECRET SERVICE AGENT – played by WILL
SAM-WALMART GUY – played by ROB
CARL- INMATE BOOK DEALER – played by ALEX
MRS. SIMPSON – played by LILY