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As If Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its spring production of Colder Than Here by Laura Wade, directed by Cindy Giese French.
Auditions are Monday & Tuesday, December 11th & 12th, with call-backs on Wednesday, December 13th from 7-10 pm all held at the Edmonds Driftwood Players Annex (200 Dayton Street in Edmonds).
Rehearsals will begin January 28, 2024, Sundays through Thursdays, 7pm-10pm (as called).
Performances are March 14-30, 2024, Thursdays-Sundays, at the Kenmore Community Club in Kenmore, WA.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Actors should bring headshots and resumes to audition and come prepared with a two-minute monologue. Those called back will be expected to demonstrate a British accent (we'll be using the Birmingham dialect)..
All actors will receive a $300 stipend.
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About the show: Laura Wade’s journey through love, loss and laughter earned the playwright a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award and an Olivier Award nomination. Colder Than Here is an offbeat comedy about finding light even in the darkest of times.
Myra’s typically middle-class family are scarily normal in their eccentricities, especially when it comes to dealing with her illness. The boiler is on the blink, the cat’s gone missing and the perfect funeral needs planning but her husband Alec would rather bury his head in a newspaper while daughters Harriet and Jenna have their own problems. Myra might be busy researching flatpack coffins and creating a PowerPoint presentation of her dying wishes, but her last big project is to fix her family.
The role of Myra has been pre-cast.
Myra’s husband, aged 57. He’s comfortable at home and fits the stereotypical image of a ‘pipe and slippers’ sort of man. He doesn’t like change, and is finding Myra’s head-on approach to her illness and death most unnerving.
Myra and Alec’s elder daughter, aged 29. She is the more conventional of the two sisters, and has been the easier daughter to manage. She lives with her boyfriend, Josh. As the elder sibling, Harriet likes to think she is more important than Jenna. There is some sibling rivalry between the two girls, and Harriet shows moments of jealousy towards Jenna.
Myra and Alec’s younger daughter, aged 27. She is surprisingly supportive of Myra’s plans. She comes back to live at home during most of the play, as her relationship is floundering. She is awkward around her parents, as she knows they don’t really like her boyfriend, Mark. She swears a lot, and some of her sharp comments can be quite brutal and unkind. She smokes and often gains the family’s disapproval. Jenna has caused the family some concerns; her life has been troubled and she has had an eating disorder in the past.