Monday, July 11, 2011

Auditions for 'The Little Dog Laughed' at Genesius in Reading July 18-19

Auditions for "The Little Dog Laughed" will be held Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Tuesday  July 19 at 7 p.m. at Genesius Theatre,  153 N 10th Street, Reading, PA.
It is  written by Douglas Carter Beane and directed by Kirk Lawrence.
Performances: October 21 – October 30

THE STORY (From Dramatists Play Service):

Yes, we love the cinema for its great auteurs, its glorious faces and its daring images. But in this tabloid age where big stars go on Oprah and jump around like heartsick schoolboys, what we really love is all that dish! The players here include a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter’s naive, needy girlfriend. THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren’t for one teensy-weensy problem. His agent, Diane, can’t seem to keep him in the closet. Trying to help him navigate Hollywood’s choppy waters, the devilish Diane is doing all she can to keep Mitchell away from the cute rent boy who’s caught his eye and the rent boy’s girlfriend (wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?). Will there be a happy ending as the final credits roll?

From the Director: "This is the first time the theatre is producing one of Genesius alumnus Douglas Carter Beane’s plays and I am honored to be at the helm. It’s a demanding piece: the language is quick, witty, and difficult. A strong commitment to the piece, and the work necessary to do it well, will be required of those cast. The work will be hard, but great fun. I’m looking forward to this journey.

Cast information:

Mitchell – Hollywood star on the rise. Closeted homosexual torn between what he truly wants and what other people want from him. Male – late 20’s to early 30’s.

Diane – Acerbic , cynical, driven, and very, VERY Hollywood. The only person more important than her client Mitchell is herself. Female – mid-30’s and above.

Alex – NYC rent boy. Alex is very naïve for someone who has experienced so much. He is jaded, yet remarkably idealistic. Love interest for Mitchell. He is also boyfriend/best friend/only friend to Ellen. Male – early 20’s.

Ellen – NYC party girl. Ellen has made a living being kept by much older men, while still sleeping with Alex. Tough yet innocent, and just damaged enough to make her interesting. Female – early 20’s.

Sexual/romantic interplay is required for the characters of Mitchell and Alex, and Alex and Ellen. Nudity is required for the roles of Mitchell and Alex. Actors auditioning for these roles must be comfortable with this.

Due to the nudity and sexual situations, no one under 18 will be considered for this production. If you are under 18, please do not audition for this show.

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. A familiarity with the characters and script is highly recommended.

Audition materials may be found here:


Auditions for 'I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' will be held the same days.

Auditions for  Genesius Theatre's September production will also be held   July 18 & 19 at the theater, 153 N. 10th St. in Reading.  See previous post for details.


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