Video Auditions for ADDICT
Audition for the theater production of ADDICT, written by Jerome McDonough, produced by Ebanks Productions. This production deals with drug addiction and some of the scenes are intense. Actors must be at least 13 years old to audition for the production. ADDICT has a cast of several characters, ranging from teen to adult. See Character Descriptions below as you will choose up to 3 roles you would like to audition for in the signup form below.
Please read the Audition and Rehearsal information below before signing up for auditions!
THE MAIN CHARACTERS FOR ADDICT HAVE BEEN CAST AND REHEARSALS HAVE BEGUN. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 2 ADULT ACTORS 25+ TO PLAY THE FEW PARENT ROLES IN THE PLAY. AND A FEW ENSEMBLE MEMBERS OF ANY AGE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CAST AND HELPING US IN OUR MISSION TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, PLEASE APPLY NOW!
Audition and Rehearsal Information
A monologue is not required, but if you have one prepared that you feel will be appropriate for the character, great! However, we will require a video of a read from the script. We will send you the sides after receiving your submission (below). Rehearsals will be in Spring Hill (other than dress rehearsal), and will start on September 7th on the following rehearsal schedule:
Remaining Rehearsal Dates:
October 19 - Tech / Dress Rehearsal
October 20 - Tech / Dress Rehearsal
October 26, 6:00pm
College Grove Artsitorium
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAY
As described by Dramatic Publishing - This frightening portrayal of the horrors of drug and alcohol abuse shows children and young adults yielding to the almost irresistible lure of drugs—and suffering the miserable consequences. Addict is an eye-opener for those who have not been exposed to drugs and hopefully an eye-opener for those who have. The young person's view of "it can't happen to me" becomes less clear after experiencing this convincingly powerful drama. Most anti-drug plays turn off the very people that need the message; Addict doesn't. The play opens "No one needs to suffer alone. No living person is beyond help. And now, Addict.
This production of ADDICT is in honor and support of Red Ribbon Week (see https://redribbon.org/ for more). There will be no admission fee to the play; however, donations will be collected and encouraged and the proceeds will go to benefit the Red Ribbon Organization in support of drug awareness and prevention.
WILL I BE PAID?
This is not a paid acting role opportunity. We are looking for actors interested in roles that push the limits on their acting skills and who support the cause of drug awareness and prevention in children and teens.
REHEARSAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
As there are only nine (9) rehearsals for this production, actors are expected to be at every rehearsal. Missing up to 2 rehearsals is acceptable, but missing more than 2 rehearsals will hurt the show. We will also expect you to practice your lines regularly, between rehearsals, and have your lines memorized by the “Off-Script” deadline in the schedule.
- Marci: School girl in all the clubs, over works herself. Overdoses on amphetamines and barbiturates.
- Dancey: Teen who gets stoned before going to aircraft hangars with their best friend. Dies by walking into a plane propeller, methaqualone addict.
- Kendra: Rockstar who is adored by many fans, repeating character, cocaine addict.
- Bart: Teenage boy whose only way to get approval from his dad is to be athletically advanced; he gets ”stuck” though, and becomes addicted to steroids.
- Michelle: Teenage girl who drinks her problems away. Eventually gets pulled into a party where she dies by crossfading (mixing drugs and alcohol).
- Luisa: Teenage girl from the ghetto who is addicted to huffing. Dies by getting run over by a snow plow, while high. Speaks directly to the audience.
- Summer: A young woman who is pregnant. Her husband is addicted to MDMA (Ecstacy) and tries to get her to use, all the time ignoring the baby to be. Dies in a car accident on the way to the hospital. The baby survives, she doesn’t.
- Jimmye: Teenage girl who babysits a young boy, is an LSD addict. Dies while drowning from having a bad trip.
- Cuda: Heroin addict that mugs people off the streets to get money. Eventually gets thrown in jail, breaks out, and dies in a dumpster from some mixing oils in the last shot of heroin he takes.
- Janis: Grew up in a very drug heavy family, gets addicted to PCP. Eventually gets caught with it and has to serve at a children’s psychiatric ward. She quits afterwards, but relapses a month later, almost killing herself by stabbing knitting needles into her eyes. Ends up dying in the psychiatric ward.