Where: Renegade Theatre in the upstairs rehearsal room at Zeitgeist
When: Wednesday, October 18th
Production Dates: February 22-March 10
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals begin the week of January 15th. Days and times TBA.
About the Play:
Sex with Strangers is a two-character comedy-drama that explores ambition, art, fame, desire and the attraction between two very different people.
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When 20-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40ish Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is just a click away.
About the Characters:
Olivia: In Act 1, she is 39; in Act 2, she is 41. (Note: You need not BE in that age range, as long as you can PLAY that age range). Smart, sexy, gifted, private, worldly. Olivia is a major talent whose books just never found their audience.
Ethan: In Act 1, he is 28; in Act 2, he is 30. (Note: You need not BE in that age range as long as you can PLAY that age range). Charismatic (and knows it), sexy, fast-talking, savvy. Used to being the center of attention.
About the Director:
Julie Ahasay directed “Pavilion,” “Grace,” “Circle Mirror Transformation,” and “The Whale,” among others for Renegade Theatre where is she a resident artist. Other recent productions include “Rumors,” “Time Stands Still,” and “Annapurna” for the Duluth Playhouse and “Les Uncomfortables” for Lyric Opera of the North.
No singing! No dancing! No monologue to prepare!
You will be working with sides from the script and do some cold reading as well.
If you can, read the full script. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a pdf.
SIDE ONE: Scene 2. Starts at top of scene on bottom of 44 and finishes on bottom of 49 with Ethan’s line “Nope. So, you speak Italian?”
SIDE TWO: Scene 3. Starts on bottom of page 60 with Ethan’s line “Look—I’m giving you another chance to show the world how talented you are.” Ends on page 66 with Ethan’s line “You know, things that define you. Basically, like, one sentence that totally encapsulates who you are.”
SIDE THREE: Scene 8. Starts on page 112 with Ethan’s line “What? Are you searching for these pictures?” Ends on page 118 with the end of the scene.
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Julie via email email@example.com or