Audition Notice

Upcoming Season

Kimberly Akimbo

by David Lindsay-Abaire

When: Monday, February 5th 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Where: Tritico Theatre at McNeese State University
4205 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

What to prepare: Sides provided from script to read (Sides can be picked up at the callboard behind Tritico, or by contacting the director, Joshua Stenvick, to pick them up early if wanted.)

Notes: There are no time slots. People will be seen in order by which they arrive and are ready. People will also be asked to read (potentially) multiple times for different roles. Each character is in at least two of the sides and actors will be given the chance to read all of them if desired. Please plan on attending for both hours and note that we may let you go early or ask you to stay a little later if needed, but we will do everything we can to be done by 9. There will be no callback session. I’m sorry there aren’t time slots, but I want to hear people read from the script since it is a specific style of humor and there’s no way to guarantee that scene partners will arrive together. Of course, you are free to leave whenever you’d like as well if you have previous engagements. I will not waste your time, but please bring a book and your sides and be prepared for short periods of waiting around. 

Dress: No need to dress up. Be comfortable. 

What to bring: Headshot and Resume, if applicable.

Director Contact: Joshua Stenvick (jstenvick@mcneese.edu)

Rehearsal information: Rehearsals will begin Monday February 19th. Rehearsals will be Sunday-Friday 6 PM – 10 PM. No Saturday rehearsals. No rehearsal over mardis gras or spring break. Two weeks off for theatre festivals attended by McNeese faculty and students.  Play runs April 14th-20th. Strike Sunday April 21st

Play Description:

Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with the hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Characters:
KIMBERLY, a 16 year old girl who’s body has aged to her 60’s. 
BUDDY, a man in. his mid-30’s, Kimberly’s dad.
PATTIE, a very pregnant woman in her mid 30’s, Buddy’s wife.
DEBRA, a woman in her early 30’s, an ex-con, Pattie’s sister.
JEFF, an awkward, unpopular 16 year old boy.