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Casting Non-Equity Comedy Actors for Fringe World Premiere

byPeterFenton.com
Post Date: Jun 10, 2019

We are seeking non-equity actors for a quirky, layered holiday comedy, SEE AMID THE WINTER SNOW, directed by Amanda Pasquini. SEE AMID will premiere September 19-21 at the Philly Improv Theater 2nd Stage as part of the FringeArts Festival.

"It’s Christmastime in September! A lovable (if a little tipsy) Snowman narrates the Yuletide pandemonium that is the tale of Mitchell Claus and Daisy Scarlett. Their love story is threatened when a blackmail scandal emerges in Santa’s Workshop amid Mrs. Claus’ critical re-election bid for mayor of the North Pole"

 

The role of Daisy has been cast. We are looking for 7 more actors - 2 female, 4 male, 1 any gender:

The Snowman (30-49, Any Gender Identity, Any Ethnicity, Gay if Male-Identified/Straight if Female-Identified): Our narrator. Excellent comic timing and command of the stage. Loves everyone in the room but enjoys messing with them. Southern US Accent preferred. This role will be portrayed as a puppet.

Mitchell Claus (25-32, Male, Any Ethnicity, Straight): Our leading man. A perfectionist, task-oriented type often playing the comedic straight man but not without his own quirks (like Adam Scott in Parks and Recreation). 

Daisy Scarlett (22-27, Female, Any ethnicity, Straight): Our leading lady. Kind-hearted, fun-loving, and humble but definitely not shy. Very focused on the needs of others and somewhat out of touch with her own needs.

IdaLynn Marble (27-35, Female, Any Ethnicity, Any Sexual Orientation): Daisy's cousin and Mitchell's coworker. Blunt, hardworking, intuitive, and practical. Loyal to her friends and has a low bullshit tolerance.

Romulus Wolf (34-47, Male, Any Ethnicity, Any Sexual Orientation): Our villain. A well-maintained mid-career professional with class, dignity, and a desire to grab and maintain power.

Schyler Hines (25-35, Male, Any Ethnicity, Straight if Snowman is Female/Gay if Snowman is Male): Our eye candy news reporter. Decent journalist but pretty unprofessional. His Instagram is definitely a thirst trap.

"Older Male Swing" Actor (portrays Santa Claus and Ebenezer Whitfield)

Santa Claus (65-75, Male, Any Ethnicity, Straight): A well-meaning but flawed philanthropist. He loves his wife, son, and employees but is no stranger to telling partial truths to keep the peace.

Ebenezer Whitfield (35-50, Male, Any Ethnicity, Any Sexual Orientation): A likable aspiring politician who is not very bright, often putting his foot in his mouth. Wants the best for his town, but doesn’t have the full picture.

"Older Female Swing" Actor (portrays Maureen Gaines Claus and Granny Scarlett)

Maureen Gaines Claus (55-69, Female, Any Ethnicity, Straight): A pastiche of female politicians like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Angela Merkel. Cares about the town a lot and is qualified to hold office herself despite having a powerful husband.

Granny Scarlett (80-89, Female, Any Ethnicity, Any Sexual Orientation): Daisy and IdaLynn's grandmother. Something of an alarmist comic relief.

 

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Tech and performances will be September 16-21. All roles will be paid a small stipend. Send a headshot and resume to peterfentonwriting@gmail.com and indicate in the subject line which role you are interested in - we will get back to you if we are interested! Female, LGBTQ, and POC candidates strongly encouraged to submit.

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Send a headshot and resume to peterfentonwriting@gmail.com and indicate in the subject line which role you are interested in - we will get back to you if we are interested! Female, LGBTQ, and POC candidates strongly encouraged to submit.