Dreamwell Theatre will be holding auditions for Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Bries Vannon on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00-4:00pm and Tuesday, October 30th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room D.
Please email [email protected] with your availability during those times to schedule an audition slot and receive the audition sides. A full copy of the script is also available upon request.
Performance dates are Feb. 8/9 and 15/16.
Synopsis: Calvin is a successful photographer who has suddenly and unexpectedly died. Reeling from the death, Calvin’s mother and his girlfriend (also a photographer) struggle with loss, memory, and each other over the course of a single photo session. A stunning portrait of quiet pain, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Really illuminates the subtlety of grief in a world where photographs are ubiquitous reminders of what has been lost.
MOTHER: 50-60s; white; a woman who identifies herself as someone who can get along with anyone; a woman who attended a Seven Sisters college, majored in art history, moved to a city, got married, and left the city to start a family; a woman who wouldn’t consider herself wealthy, but has never worried about money.
GIRLFRIEND: 20s; black or brown; a first generation-ish or multiethnic American — a woman with a parent who was born in West Africa or the West Indies or South Asia or South America or or or or; a woman who grew up in a household aspiring to middle class somewhere on the East or West Coast; a woman who has had artistic aspirations since childhood, who has picked up and put down brushes and pens and instruments and clay many times before picking up a camera.
CALVIN: 20-30s; white; a man who was the star of his art school cohort and has always been influential, at the top, or on the rise; a man would would never be described as warm, but is not purposefully cruel; a man who has always made art, always known he would be an artist, and never worried about money.