Upcoming Actor Auditions

Time Stands Still

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Sonnie Osborne

Monday & Tuesday, May 4th & 5th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at TheatreWorks

 

This crackling new drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies focuses on Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent and Sarah's long-term boyfriend. Sarah has just returned to their apartment in Brooklyn after being injured covering a war zone. James, meanwhile, is riddled with guilt for having left Sarah alone. 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 uncertain prospect of a more conventional life. Smart, stylish, and timely TIME STANDS STILL will inspire much discussion well after the curtain comes down.

Character Breakdown

SARAH GOODWIN (30s - 40s, a photojournalist)
Sarah has just returned home from Afghanistan, where she was injured in a roadside bombing while covering the conflict in an Afghan war zone. Shrapnel tracks rake along the side of her face. Her arm is in a sling, her leg in a full-length brace. But that visible damage is symbolic of deeper, still-raw wounds. She finds it difficult not only to adjust to life with her new injuries, but also to settle in to the domestic lifestyle she left behind.

JAMES DODD (30s - 40s, a freelance war correspondent)
James, Sarah's longtime partner, suffered a nervous breakdown while covering the war and has made their Brooklyn loft his retreat after returning home.  He is content to write from home and watch Netflix.  He shares Sarah's values and feels guilt over the harm that came to her after he came home.  But he thinks maybe, after years of their adrenaline-rush careers, opting for a more conventional life would be the wiser choice.

RICHARD EHRLICH (late 40s+, a photo editor)
Richard, a seasoned middle-aged photo editor, is a close friend of James and Sarah, and also their editor at a magazine, who tries to ease their transition into civilian life. He has recently started dating a much younger woman named Mandy. He appears caught in a mid-life crisis cliché but there's more to his relationship with Mandy than is immediately apparent.

MANDY BLOOM (21+, an event planner)
Mandy, who works as an event planner, is Richard's perky young girlfriend and is a sweet, sunny optimist who embraces joy. Her youth and inexperience is almost unbearable to the worldly Sarah and James but Mandy has hidden depths. She is a loyal, caring person who, despite her naïveté, is in touch with her feelings.

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.
TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.
All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs July 10 – August 1, 2015
Rehearsals begin in June