LVLT announces Open Auditions for «Time Stands Still»
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Jacob Moore
Audition Dates and Times: November 13 and 14 at 6pm
Time Stands Still examines the lives of one couple who are journalists and make a living out of documenting the horrors of war. When Sarah and her boyfriend, James, come back from covering the Iraq War, they are physically bruised and emotionally beaten. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.
February 2 — 18, 2018 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
From November to February (three to five times a week and a two week break at the end of December).
*LVLT does NOT pay — We are an entirely volunteer organization!
All roles are available.
Sarah (Female, late 30s-early 40s)
A war photojournalist, intelligent, dedicated to her profession, conflicted about her relationship with James and their diverging paths in life. She is a strong woman who is bold and adventurous. She gets what she wants by going for it. In her professional world she thrives on conflict, which bleeds into her person life. She tries to maintain a sense of full control over her situation, although recently she has had a trauma that has left her trying to regain her balance.
James (Male, late 30s-early 40s)
Much like his longtime partner, Sarah, he has worked in high stress war areas as a reporter. Unlike Sarah, recent traumatic events have led him to desire a life with less conflict and a desire to settle down. He is a man who is trying to defuse situations and keep things low key. He is tired of the high stress world and wants a “normal” life and a family.
Richard (Male, mid 50s)
A photo editor, so he functions from the business side of things. He is close with both James and Sarah, but has recently started dating Mandy – a girl half his age and far from their liberal intellectual world. He has made it in the caustic, intellectual, and often cut-throat world of publishing and now finds himself attracted to less “heady” pursuits.
Mandy (Female, mid 20s)
Young, unspoiled, naive, yet wise. Reflects the outsider’s perspective. An event planner. She is far from the intellectual liberal world in which the rest of the characters live and she is trying very hard to be accepted into their world. Very optimistic and always looking for the happiness and joy that you can find in life. She empathizes with all the tragedy around the world, but would rather hear an uplifting story.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
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