Auditions for The Fossil Record
Written and Directed by Dr. Lisa Hall
Rehearsals begin January 3, 2022 (previously listed as December 27, 2021)
Opens January 28th, closes February 19th, 2022
$100 stipend per performer
Audition videos due by 11:59 pm on November 22, 2021
Please submit a video of a contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes in length. In the email, please indicate which character/s you are interested in. If you are interesting in the character of Elise, please indicate whether you play an instrument and what it is. Send your video by 11:59 pm on November 22, 2021 (previously listed as November 1, 2021) to email@example.com. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any accommodations.
Please see below for plot synopsis, character descriptions, and casting notes.
After a long absence, Laurie returns home to take care of her ailing mother, Margaret. The tenuous balance is shattered when Laurie makes a grisly discovery in the home: the hidden, long-dead remains of three infants. Laurie must decide when (or whether) she should call the police or confront her mother, and how a history of substance abuse and abandonment might explain the horrifying discovery. In a moment of reckoning Margaret claims the infants were stillborn, and they must tell the authorities. In the end, the truth of the infants is revealed to those who have remained through the destruction.
Although some characters in this play are related by blood, there is no reason (creative or genetic) that they must all share the same race or ethnic background. Therefore, that information is purposely excluded from the character descriptions. While most of the characters use she/her and he/him pronouns, performers should submit for roles they most identify with. Finally, we welcome performers with disabilities.
The somewhat fragile matriarch of the family. Female identifying, 50s.
Margaret's oldest child. Female identifying or non-binary, late 30s.
Margaret's younger child. Female identifying, 30s.
Kim's child. Male identifying or non-binary, about 17.
Kim's husband, Andrew's stepfather. Male identifying, 30s.
Laurie's partner. Female identifying or non-binary, 20s. Ideally will
be able to play an instrument.
We require all actors to be vaccinated. Please click here to see our updated COVID policies.
Actors of all races, genders, abilities, sizes, and identities are encouraged to audition.