The Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard is proud to announce auditions for its first production on the newly-christened ETCetera Stage (formerly known as “the South Stage”): ELEEMOSYNARY by Lee Blessing, directed by Aileen-Marie Scott!
A ten-performance run is scheduled from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 24.
Sensitive and probing, this masterful play examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother.
Auditions are 7:00-10:00 pm Sunday, August 8th and Monday, August 9th at the theater – 2731 S. Victoria Ave. Oxnard. Callbacks Sunday, August 15 by invitation only.
ALL ROLES OPEN – COLOR-BLIND CASTING
We are asking all actors to bring with them a headshot and resume.
NOTE: for the safety and comfort of our artists and audiences, we are asking that all actors be fully vaccinated.
DOROTHEA (50-70’s age range): An ‘eccentric,’ Dorothea is determined to make her own path and wishes the same for the women who follow her. Strong, vibrant, and with a keen and sharp mind.
ARTIE (30’s age range): Dorothea’s brilliant daughter. Angry and somewhat cold, Artie’s demeanor belies the loves she desires from her daughter and mother.
ECHO (15-17 age range): Sensitive and intelligent, Echo is curious and determined. Her competitive spirit shows her edge and ferocity.
- Side 1. (Dorothea, Artie, Echo)
Starting Page 7: ECHO: Top of show “Eleemosynary. EL…EE…MOS…Y…NAR…Y.” Eleemosynary.
Ending Page 9. DOROTHEA: “Keep flapping!”
- Side 2. (Dorothea, Echo)
Starting Page 20: DOROTHEA: “People wonder about me.”
Ending Page 21: DOROTHEA: “I could never take a deep breath of who I was.”
- Side 3. (Artie, Echo)
Starting page 24: ARTIE: “She can’t hear you.”
Ending page 25: ECHO: “Then you should’ve named me mirror.”
- Side 4. (Artie, Dorothea)
Starting page 32: ARTIE: “I still remember – I still remember everything”
Ending page 33: ARTIE: “I was seven years old.”
- Side 5. (Artie, Echo, Dorothea)
Starting page 37: ARTIE: “All the kids were good, but only Echo had no fear at all.”
Ending page 39: ECHO: “Eleemosynary. E L E E M O S Y N A R…..Y!”