Casting Notices

Bridge Street Theatre

44 West Bridge Street

Catskill, NY 12414

bridgest.org

For consideration for CLARKSTON, submit picture and resume to casting@bridgest.org by February 18.

For consideration for FOURTEEN FUNERALS, submit picture and resume to casting@bridgest.org by February 27.

Selected applicants will receive sides for video submissions.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be via Zoom.

CLARKSTON by Samuel D. Hunter

Jake and Chris meet while working the night shift at the Costco in Clarkston, Washington. Jake has fled his privileged life in Connecticut after being diagnosed with a fatal illness. Chris, a would-be writer with a meth addicted mom, is stuck in what he fears is a dead-end life in a dead-end town. Their tentative attraction develops into something deeper, scarier, and more intimate in Samuel D. Hunter’s heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful companion piece to BST’s 2021 production of LEWISTON.

Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer

Special Appearance Contract: AEA $300/week, non-union $280/week.

Housing available on-site for out-of-area performers

Searching for AEA and non-union actors for the following roles:

JAKE – early to mid-twenties, male, openly gay. Small, thin, nearly delicate. From Connecticut. Privileged background, liberal arts education, recently diagnosed with a degenerative terminal illness. A distant descendant of William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition. His self-involvement and almost unconscious sense of class privilege and entitlement can make him insensitive at times.

CHRIS – early to mid-twenties, male, gay but not out. Tall, broad, but not movie-star attractive by any means. A small-town boy, born in Lewiston, ID, just across the Snake River from Clarkston, where he’s lived almost his entire life. He’s never seen the ocean. An aspiring writer, he hopes to get into the MFA program at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Living on his own, apart from his mother, who’s a recovering meth addict.

TRISHA – Chris’s mother, early forties, female. Working as a waitress at the local Denny’s, a chain smoker. A recovering meth addict – clean now for six months (she claims), but she’s relapsed before and it’s perpetually tenuous. Desperate to retain some kind of relationship with her estranged son. She sees them as a “team” and hopes he’ll decide to move back “home”.

Rehearsals begin at the theatre in Catskill on April 12, 2022

Previews Thursday April 28

Opens Friday April 29

Runs April 28 – May 8

8 performances

Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

FOURTEEN FUNERALS by Eric Pfeffinger (Regional Premiere)

Strange things can happen when you go home again to a place you never really knew. City girl Sienna is surprised to learn that a freak fireworks accident in her old hometown of Blissfield, Indiana, has carried off every single member of the estranged extended family she never really knew. Even more surprising is that, as the very last of the Fitchwoods, she’s expected to deliver separate eulogies for every one of them. But perhaps most surprising of all is the un-looked-for relationship that blooms between Sienna and Millie, the strangely perky receptionist at the Blissfield funeral home.

Director: Sarah Lampert Hoover

Special Appearance Contract: AEA $300/wk, non-union $280/wk.

Housing available on-site for out-of-area performers

All artists must be fully vaccinated

Searching for AEA or non-union actor for the following roles:

SIENNA – Asian/Caucasian biracial female.  20’s.  Aspiring writer.  Progressive, educated woman questioning/searching for family, identity and roots.  Humor and vulnerability are essential.

THE ROLE OF MILLIE HAS BEEN CAST 

Rehearsals begin at the theatre in Catskill on May 17, 2022

Previews Thursday June 2

Opens Friday June 3

Runs June 2 – June 12

8 performances

Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

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