LOVE LETTERS by A. R Gurney
Directed by Barbara Larose
LIVE ON STAGE: September 17 – October 9, 2021 (subject to Covid restrictions)
(Non-union, non-paying. We do not cast full equity or ACTRA members.)
Producers: Julie Rush & John Acuna
AUDITIONS will be held ON ZOOM at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, August 4 7pm to 10 pm
- ,Thursday August 5: 7pm to 10 pm
- Saturday August 7: 1pm to 5pm
Callbacks will be held AT THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, 2190E Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) – subject to Covid restrictions:
- Tuesday, August 10: from 7pm to 10pm
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES Will be held at the Village Playhouse, also subject to Covid restrictions. Rehearsals will generally be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-10 pm, and Saturdays 1 – 6 pm but are flexible depending on actor availability.
Love Letters is a period piece that takes place in the USA between 1937 and 1988. It is the story of two people who meet as children and share their lives and love primarily through the exchange of letters, experiencing a complex and layered relationship spanning more than 50 years.
NOTE: As the play is mostly a series of letters that the characters read, lines (with the exception of a few scenes) will NOT HAVE TO BE MEMORIZED.
CHARACTERS There are two characters in the play and we are looking for TWO SEPARATE casts. The characters go from 7years old to approximately 60 years old during the play, so there is a wide range for casting the roles – anywhere from 30’s to early 60’s would be appropriate.
- ANDREW MAKEPEACE LADD III: He is a middle class man of his time who uses the written word as a mode of self-liberation and to make shape and order our of a world so distant from the cozy, protected enclave in which he grew up.
- MELISSA GARDNER: Melissa is upper or upper middle class, but with an artistic flair. she recognizes the danger of the written word and its power to manipulate and control, and is ultimately destroyed by that dominance.
PREPARATION: Please prepare a 2-3-minute monologue. You may be re-directed, using the text of your monologue.
TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to email@example.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. A script is also available upon request. Once we receive your details, you will receive a zoom link via email no later than one day before your audition appointment.
Actors who are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 are preferred.
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