Auditions for A Necessary Conversation

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Not Your Normal Entertainment announces open auditions for A Necessary Conversation.

Written by current teacher Peter Nason and past teacher Deborah Bostock-Kelley, 2018 Broadway World Tampa award-winning play, A NECESSARY CONVERSATION takes an unflinching look at bullying, gun violence, and its aftermath. The show features 47 REASONS TO LIVE, a tale of the inner workings of a potential school shooter and 11:11 explores how mothers and teen survivors in a church support group attempt to deal with the aftermath of experiencing the traumatic and violent loss of a child and a classmate.

Directed by Deborah Bostock-Kelley
47 Reasons to Live by Peter Nason
11:11 by Deborah Bostock-Kelley
Produced by: Not Your Normal Entertainment

This is two one-act plays combined into one play. Please prepare a 1-minute dramatic monologue. All who audition will be asked for cold readings from the script. All roles are volunteer.

Auditions will be Monday, February 11, 2019
7:00 PM  10:00 PM
NYNE Productions, 220 West Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, FL,

Performances will be Friday, April 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, April 27 at 2pm & 8pm at Brandon’s Event Space on Parsons Ave. Following evening performances will be a talkback panel with cast and community experts on bullying and gun violence prevention.

*Please bring a complete list of ALL potential date CONFLICTS with you to auditions, as rehearsals are scheduled based upon this information.*

*** No Experience Required ***

Audition is open to everyone, not by invitation. Please feel free to share and invite friends. (All ethnic backgrounds cordially invited.)

ROLES: 47 Reasons to Live

  • JAMES CALDWELL. Teenager (13-16 years old). Angelic looking, charismatic, smart, and extremely troubled.
  • MR. Z. 40’s. Full name: Mr. Zimmerman. Language Arts teacher who still teaches with great enthusiasm and vigor. Truly
    cares about his students.
  • MR. AKINS. 40-60 years old. Jaded math teacher who is a very strict disciplinarian.
  • ASHLEY HOLLAND. Teenager, the same grade as James. Very upright, sweet-looking, but may have an edge.
  • MR. BREINARD. Male or Female. Principal at Star Harbor High School. Tries to be chummy with his staff, but knows how to lead.
  • MOTHER. 30’s. James’s mom. Obviously life hasn’t gone her way, and she finds herself overwhelmed by raising her family alone.
  • ROLES: 11:11
  • THERAPIST. 30’s-80’s – female, pastor at local church leading grief counseling group, overwhelmed by role.
  • ERIKA. Teenager to early 20’s – survivor of school shooting. Forced into activist role.
  • MADDIE. Teenager to early 20’s – girlfriend of ERIKA (no lines, but physical – always gently touching shoulder, hair, etc of ERIKA when she talks about shooting)
  • AUBREY. 40’s – dealing with loss of son. Extremely strong, emotional role.

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