HELD OVER Auditions for Jane Martin's play "Talking With..." will be held on Saturday September 3rd from 12-4PM at The Forum Theater
Eleven female roles are available from ages 16-70.
Talking With... is a 1982 play by Jane Martin, published by Samuel French Incorporated. The play is composed of eleven ten-minute monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life. The play includes the pieces, "Fifteen Minutes," "Scraps," "Clear Glass Marbles," "Audition," "Rodeo," "Twirler," "Lamps," "Handler," "Dragons," "French Fries," and "Marks." It premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in 1982 and has been performed around the world.
The play deals with the personal ordeals of each of the female characters. Many of them are very touching; a few are even intensely emotional. However, there is also the very comical. Even the funny ones, however, have an underlying depth to them that gives a sensitive insight into each of the characters involved. The ladies cover a wide spectrum of life and age from the fading rodeo star in "Rodeo" to the young aspiring actress in "Audition", there is much tenderness and diversity in the subject matter involved in the play. (From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_With...)
"Talking With..." will be directed by The Forum Theater Manager, Martha Jo Walton.
Martha Jo, the director in character in a past production of 'Talking With ...'
Answers to FAQ's
Rehearsals begin September 12th and that schedule will be announced after the play is cast. It will be flexible with 2-3 actresses rehearsing each session.
Performances are October 7th & 8th at The Forum Theater.
For the audition, please bring a resume, and headshot if you have one. You can also email it/them ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sides will be provided at the audition or you can bring your own monologue that reflects on one of the characters for which you are auditioning.
If you would like to audition, but can't make that date, please email and we can possibly make another arrangements, or you can send a video audition.
The characters are as follows: Fifteen Minutes: An actress prepares to go on stage, she is reflecting on her career, past, present & future, speaking to an unseen dressing room partner. (Age 35-45) Scraps: This “everyday housewife” believes she is The Patchwork Girl of Oz which often flows into her reality causing her to be peaceful but distressed as well. (Age 25-35) Marbles: A young woman discusses her mother’s impending death using 99 marbles that her mother requested that she purchase. (Age 20-35) Audition: This quirky actress, in her late 20’s, will do just about anything to get cast during her audition. (Age 21-30) Rodeo: As her career as a barrel racer flounders, the once star of the rodeo must face the reality that her career and life are waning. (Age 40-50) Twirler: Using her baton twirling skills, a teenager evangelizes, comparing baton twirling to God. (Age 16-20) Lamps: A woman in her 60’s uses lamps & light to discuss the people, things, and events in her life. (Age 60-70) Handler: The role of snake handler passed on to her by her father, causes a young country woman to question her faith. (Age 20-40) Dragons: While in labor, a pregnant woman prays that her child is okay. (Ages 25-35) French Fries: An elderly, homeless woman compares McDonald’s to church & home and wants to live in the fast-food restaurant. (Ages 50-70) Marks: Alain, an attractive woman in her 40’s tells her story through her tattoos, or her “marks” (Age 40-50)