Auditions for Adult Comedy: “Talk Radio”

 

The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is seeking male and female actors who are able to develop many different characters of all age ranges for its upcoming adult comedy, “Talk Radio” by Eric Bogosian.

Auditions will be Sunday, July 10, from 3:00 – 5:00PM and Monday, July 11, from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM, and will be held at the Cultural Arts Building, Home of the Spotlights Theater, 9543 Broadview Road (Broadview Center property, next to the Police Department).

Those auditioning should plan to attend the entire two hours of either day and bring a list of conflicts between July 31 and October 1. Invited callbacks (if necessary) will occur on the afternoon of Saturday, July 16.

Potential cast must be available for weekend performances between September 16 – October 1, 2016.

The show will be directed by Rose Leininger.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script (see below).  This play contains adult language and themes.

Play Synopsis

It’s 1987 and Barry Champlain, Cleveland’s controversial radio host, is on the air doing what he does best: insulting the pathetic souls who call in the middle of the night to sound off. Tomorrow, Barry’s show is going into national syndication and his producer is afraid that Barry will say something that will offend the sponsors. This, of course, makes Barry even more outrageous. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing, Talk Radio had a long run at New York’s Public Theatre starring the author.

Characters

  • Barry Champlain, “Night Talk” host
  • Stu Noon, Barry’s operator
  • Spike, Sound engineer
  • Linda MacArthur, Assistant producer of “Night Talk”
  • Dan Woodruff, Executive producer
  • Sidney Greenberg, Financial talk show host
  • Bernie, Sid’s operator
  • Kent, Guest
  • Dr. Susan Fleming, Talk show host
  • Rachael, Susan’s operator
  • Callers

Audition Sides
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For more information, please contact the producer, Tim Anderson, at education@broadview-heights-spotlights.org.