Auditions

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GOOD PEOPLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Sandy Campbell
Produced by Ted Leib

Oceanside Theatre Company is now accepting submissions to audition for GOOD PEOPLE, by David Lindsay-Abaire, to run May 12 through May 28 at The Brooks Theater in Oceanside, California.  NON-UNION.

Submissions are open now through February 16th.

PLAY SYNOPSIS

Middle-aged Margie Walsh is a nice woman from Boston’s tough “Southie” neighborhood. When she gets fired from yet another job her landlord threatens eviction.  Determined to keep a roof over her daughter’s head, she turns to a former friend who made it out of Southie for help finding a job. From the moment she steps into Dr. Michael Dillon’s office tensions mount in this reunion of old friends as they navigate the decisions that led them down different life paths. With wry humor and astonishing realism, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire creates both a loving portrait of his hometown and a widely relatable tale of socio-economic struggle. In the world of GOOD PEOPLE we see that very few can afford to be as good as they think they are, but acts of sacrifice and gestures of kindness come at the most surprising moments and from the most unexpected of sources.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

(Note: The roles of Margie Walsh and Mike Dillon have been cast)

KATE – Presents as Female, early 30s, Black.  Married to Mike with whom she has a six-year-old daughter (unseen). Teaches literature at Boston University. Grew up with the finer things and still enjoys them.

STEVIE – Presents as Male, late 20s, White. Grew up in South Boston. Actor should use Boston dialect. He is Margie’s manager at the Dollar Store. Empathetic, responsible and slightly awkward socially.

DOTTIE – Presents as Female, mid-60s, White. Margie’s landlady. Actor should use Boston dialect. She is direct and sharp tongued. Not unkind but has to look out for herself.

JEAN – Presents as Female, about 50, White. Margie’s dedicated friend from high school who knows her secrets but doesn’t confront her with them. Also grew up in South Boston. Actor should use Boston dialect.

AUDITION INFORMATION

This is a NON-UNION production.  Auditions will be by submission only and are open now until February 16th.  To request an audition, please email your headshot and résumé and specify the character you are auditioning for to: auditions@oceansidetheatre.org.

Please send résumés in MS Word or PDF format.  No Mac “Pages” docs, please.

COVID PROTOCOLS

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Callbacks

Callbacks will be by invitation only and will be held in person, Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:30 pm-10:30pm at The Brooks Theater.  Actors will be given sides from the script in advance.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin April 10th and will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with Fridays off until Tech.  Most or all rehearsals will be at The Brooks Theater in Oceanside.

Performance Times and Location

Performances will be from May 12 – May 28, 2023. Sunday matinees at 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm at The Brooks Theater (OTC) located at 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Compensation

OCEANSIDE THEATRE COMPANY COMPLIES WITH AB5.  Actors will be paid per hour for all rehearsals and performances.

QUESTIONS

Questions should be directed via e-mail to auditions@oceansidetheatre.org