This play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie's daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo's single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea's death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.
Auditions: Saturday March 14 2020 10a-12:30pm
Callbacks: Saturday March 21 2020 3-4:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: Tuesday May 26th 2020
Directed by Cody Dull
Pay: $500.00 Stipend
What to Prepare: 2 minute contemporary monologue
Where: Stage Left Theatre 11340 West Bell Road # 105
Surprise AZ 85378
Casting 3 Women
Dorothea: A woman who has chosen to be eccentric.
Artemis (Artie): Dorothea's daughter. Holds an important job as a biochemist. Has an incredible memory.
Echo: Artie's daughter. Lives with Dorothea. Is an excellent speller, in addition to having extraordinary intellectual abilities.