Auditions- Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo

Auditions- Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo
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Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Cindy Shea
Audtion Info-
We're looking for four intelligent, funny women and one irresistible man to star in our production of this smart play about smart women who question their life choices.
Auditions will be cold readings from provided sides.Looking to cast with as much ethnic diversity as possible.

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs -- the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.

*Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.*
Character Breakdown-
Alice- 70’s- A tried and true New Englander. Smart and funny, she wants the best for her daughter Catherine.

Catherine- Mid 40’s-Rockstar academic, tenured professor, writer,frequent Bill Maher guest .Has it all but is in crisis as her mother faces death and she has no one else.
Brilliant and searching, perhaps for the road not travelled. Ex Girlfriend of Don.

Don- Mid 40’s- Smart and Charming, so much so that women overlook his plethora of faults. Disciplinary dean at a mediocre liberal arts college in New England. Loveable with a mild porn addiction. Married to Gwen.

Gwen- Mid 40’s- Don’s long suffering wife, recovering alcoholic and proud of the life she has carved out as a wife and mother. When Catherine comes back into town, she is awakened in a way and starts to yearn for more intellectually. Was Catherine’s roommate in college.

Avery- Early 20’s- One of Dons’ wayward students. Was pre-med but discovered beer and boys. Now is working on a documentary with questionable boyfriend. Fiercely intelligent and the voice of reason.

Performances: January 12 - February 4, 2018

Questions- Contact Cindy Shea at

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