Small Mouth Sounds – by Beth Wohl
General Auditions: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 6:00PM in the Century College West Campus Theatre
- Call Back Auditions: November 10, 2022, at 6:00PM
- Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, January 9-February 9, 2023
- One Script Read Thru & Company Meeting on November 14 @6:00PM
- One additional rehearsal on Friday, February 3, 2023
- All Roles Open to Century College Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members
What to Prepare for Auditions:
Auditions will be conducted using solo and group situation improvisations, readings, and interviews. No prepared monologue needed.
Before Audition Insights to the Play:
For insight to the play before auditions, scripts may be checked out for 48 hours by Will Slayden in the West Campus Theatre. Scripts may also be found for purchase on Amazon or other sites, and maybe the Century College Bookstore. There is also a great deal of information about the play (and some video clips) available by searching the title in an online search engine.
Characters include: 3 Men, 3 Women, 1 Male or Female
Although the characters are of specific gender and cannot be changed (pardoning the one character called “Teacher”), All the roles are open to any actor without discrimination in regard to gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or identity status.
Joan: A therapist and sex educator. Warm, open and compassionate, she is also incredibly, mind-bendingly angry underneath.
Judy: Joan’s partner. Works at O magazine as a top editor in the art department. She’s the kind of person who only needs four hours of sleep per night—she’s direct, competent and capable. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and, as the doctor said, she “will not have a good outcome.”
Alicia: From Southern California. She is the kind of person who manages to make a lot of noise even when she’s “in silence.” She recently went through a very bad breakup and is looking for something-- or somebody--to make her feel okay again.
Ned: A Jewish guy from Great Neck who works for a non-profit called Earthwatch and has had a severe run of bad luck worse than the worst country western song. Anxious, insecure, and angry.
Rodney: Ageless, fit, gorgeous, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, teaches yoga in New York and the Hamptons. Though he is married, his extensive man jewelry does not include a wedding ring.
Jan: From a small town in Finland. He does not speak much English. He is pale and sweet, with a wide-eyed, continually curious air about him, like a sprite or a woodland creature. He is a pastor at a small, Lutheran church back in Finland.
Teacher: A disembodied, androgynous voice with a strange, slightly accented way of talking. The androgynous tone might be the result of some kind of sickness or might be just the way the teacher sounds. Never seen, only heard. Although never seen, the character has the most lines in this mostly silent play!