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THERE'S STILL TIME! "Water By The Spoonful" Auditions this weekend!

THERE'S STILL TIME!


Join us for auditions for the Pulitzer Prize winning piece

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

 Directed by Alexandra Hernandez

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Auditions + Performance


January 14, 2024 

(AEA Auditions 3:00 - 7:00, Open Auditions 7:00 - 10:00pm)  


 January 15, 2024

(AEA Auditions 3:00 - 7:00, Open Auditions 7:00 - 10:00pm)


January 21  | Callbacks: TBD


First Rehearsal: On or around February 27

Performance Dates: March 21 - April 13, 2024

 

AUDITIONS

Materials + Details


  • Follow the link below to sign up for an audition slot and submit the requested materials

  • Prepare a provided side. Sides are available on our website and will also be at the theatre on the day of the audition.

  • Bring a copy of your headshot and resume, if you have them.

 

***Please note: We are watching the weather and will make any audition postponement decisions by 12pm on January 14 and 15. Should we need to move auditions, we will post the notification on our website and social media***


 
 

ABOUT THE SHOW

A COPY OF THE SCRIPT IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT THE THEATRE


We highly suggest reading the script before the audition. Perusal copies of the script are available during business hours at Circle Theatre.

 

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

Quiara Alegría Hudes


We meet in Philadelphia, where Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world.

We meet in an online chat room—a digital sanctuary where recovering addicts fight to keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. We meet in the moment and outside of the moment as boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace.

Birth families splinter and online families collide in this beautiful play that reminds us of the power of connection and the value of forgiveness. Water by the Spoonful is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.


*contains adult language and situations*

 

CHARACTER ROLES

Seeking the Following


Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability.


We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard. Please read the script and choose sides for the character who appeals to you the most. While the characters in this play are written on the gender binary and will be played as such, actors of all identities will be considered for any role.

 

YAZMIN ORTIZ (23 - 33) Latinx, specifically Puerto Rican in her late 20s/early 30s. In her first year as an adjunct professor of music, Odessa’s niece and Elliot’s cousin. She is smart, focused, funny; caring, but expects a lot from the people around her.


ODESSA ORTIZ  (30 - 40) She is 39, a.k.a. Haikumom. She is the founder of www.recovertogether.com, works odd janitorial jobs and lives one notch above squalor, Puerto Rican. She is a vibrant and street-smart recovering addict, with greater insight into other people's lives than her own. She is Elliot’s mother. 


ELLIOT ORTIZ (20 - 30) He is 24. He is an Iraq vet with a slight limp who works at Subway Hoagies, an aspiring actor and model, Yazmin’s cousin, Odessa’s birth son, Puerto Rican. Haunted by what he did and saw in the war, he is struggling to reconcile his past with his present.


FOUNTAINHEAD (40 - 49) White. 40s, a.k.a. John, a computer programmer and entrepreneur, white. A struggling addict, the newest member of the chat room. Successful and seemingly confident, he's hiding his addiction from his family and struggling to find his identity within the online community. 


CHUTES&LADDERS (50 - 59) 50s, African-American, his real name is Clayton “Buddy” Wilkie, lives in San Diego. A long-time member of Odessa’s chat room and recovering addict, he keeps his life simple, so as not to fall back into destructive patterns. Frequently busts other people’s chops but means well. A strong sense of comedic timing is a plus. 


ORANGUTAN (25 - 35) Asian-American, specifically Japanese. Late 20s early 30s., a recent community college graduate, adopted at birth, her real name is Madeleine Mays. She recently moved from Maine to her birth country, Japan, to teach English and search for her birth parents. She is independent, strong, and pragmatic. 


A GHOST (20 - 30) Middle Eastern or North African Heritage. He also plays PROFESSOR AMAN, an Arabic professor at Swarthmore; also plays A POLICEMAN in Japan.

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • We encourage actors to audition for the role they know best suits their range of talents, without feeling limited to any assumed gender, age, or appearance requirements.

  • Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Two Equity Contracts Available.

  • This script contains highly sensitive material including intense subject matter and language.


Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard. 


If you have any questions please contact ashleywhite@circletheatre.com or call Circle Theatre's Box Office, 817.877.3040 | Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday 


 

AUDITION LOCATION: Circle Theatre | 230 W. 4th St. | Fort Worth, TX 76102Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Sign in at the table in the lobby. 


PARKING: Sundance Square is no longer validating parking, so please park in "Sundance Square Garage 3" off of 3rd/Taylor (Above PF Chang's, entrance off 3rd) — It is free after 6pm. Circle can validate up to 2 hours of parking, please ask for a slip.


If you have any questions, please email us!

You may also call Circle Theatre's office to schedule your appointment.Office Hours: 12pm - 5pm • Tuesday - Friday • 817.877.3040

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