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Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath
directed by Mary Catherine Burke
Contract: AEA SPT 3/ Non AEA
1st Rehearsal January 18, 2016
Opening: February 11, 2016
Closing: March 6, 2016
Performances: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8pm and Sundays, 2pm (additional performances may be added)
Auditions and performances held at Amphibian Stage Productions 120 S Main St Fort Worth, TX 76104
Sunday, November 1, 2015 (5p to 9p)
Monday, November 2, 2015 (1p to 9p)
Callbacks: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (if needed)
Location: Amphibian Stage Productions
Submitting for an audition appointment:
Please submit your headshot and resume to email@example.com with the subject line 'ISAAC'S EYE-YOUR FULL NAME'. Appointments will be made at the discretion of the staff and actors must submit and headshot and resume to be considered for an audition.
What to prepare:
Sides will be provided.
Catherine: a woman in her 30s, sometimes an enabler, always the adult, she understands the genius of Isaac Newton better than anyone else. She becomes a power broker in the play but never loses the goal of also being a mother and caring for people. Smart, quippy, rooted. She is the smartest person emotionally and tactically in a world of geniuses. Like the men in the play she will stop at nothing to get what she wants - she's just better at hiding it!
Robert: 40s - slightly pompous. He has style and panache and enjoys attention. He enjoys a challenge, but he also enjoys making others feel small to inflate his self worth. He is a bit of a romancer and isn't afraid of the seedy underbelly of life though his legacy is paramount to him. Funny, charming, intelligent, seductive.
Isaac Newton: 20s-30s. He is scrappy and ambitious. The Mark Zuckerberg of the 17th century. Easily able to shift between likability, empathy and gleeful ruthlessness. He is driven and inquisitive. He doesn't really consider the path to his goal; he has tunnel vision to achieving it. Facility with language, super active listening and timing is key.
Actor/Dying Man named Sam: Any age. Our narrator. Dry, witty. Aziz Ansari like in his charming ability to jump in and out of the story he is narrating with gleeful naive delight.
This play takes place in the 17th century - but please don't attempt to play period. The actors speak in modern language with vigor and clarity. The tone of the play is A Beautiful Mind meets The Princess Bride. The play is a mirthful, weird, weird, weird Rom Com, where the characters fall in love with each other and are addicted to the idea of status and power. The characters aren't able to psycho analyze their feelings, the acting is all on the lines.
All roles can be any ethnicity!
About the play:
Is it ok to endorse a lie if the lie tells a better story? For Isaac Newton the line between reality and hypothesis has never been clear. When a rival puts his scientific ideas to the test, Newton's fierce ambition to win an argument may jeopardize his entire life's work. Isaac's Eye is a comedy about the unscrupulous acts we commit to attain fame, success, and love.
Are you a theatre professional interested in working with us? We want to meet you! We accept applications from directors, designers, technicians, and other professionals year-round. To submit your interest in working with us email Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amphibian welcomes script submissions from March 1 through June 30 of each year.
Scripts should fit the following criteria:
- small cast (5 or fewer)
- author is a member of the Dramatists Guild
- only one script per author per year
To submit a script:
- Send a hard copy of the first 20 pages of the script, along with a title page, character breakdown, production history (if any) and a playwright bio.
- Script pages should be numbered.
- Electronic submissions will not be accepted in the preliminary round.
Amphibian Stage Productions
Attn: Literary Department
120 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
What to expect:
- All submissions will be read by a minimum of two readers.
- All submissions will receive a response no later than October 1 of the year it was submitted.
- Please do not follow up before October 1.
We have internship opportunities available during the fall and spring semesters and during the summer. For more information email Allen at email@example.com.
We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our dedicated volunteers. We are always looking for extra help around the theater whether it’s wrapping cookies, sending mailings, or working front of house at showtime, we need you! For more information email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not currently have any open positions. Please check back periodically.