Casting Notice – CLARKSTON by Samuel D. Hunter
Bridge Street Theatre
44 West Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Jake and Chris meet while working the night shift at the Costco in Clarkston, Washington. Jake has fled his privileged life in Connecticut after being diagnosed with a fatal illness. Chris, a would-be writer with a meth addicted mom, is stuck in what he fears is a dead-end life in a dead-end town. Their tentative attraction develops into something deeper, scarier, and more intimate in Samuel D. Hunter’s heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful companion piece to BST’s 2021 production of LEWISTON.
Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer
Special Appearance Contract: AEA $300/week, non-union $280/week.
Housing available on-site for out-of-area performers
Searching for AEA and non-AEA actors for the following rolls:
JAKE – early to mid-twenties, male, openly gay. Small, thin, nearly delicate. From Connecticut. Privileged background, liberal arts education, recently diagnosed with a degenerative terminal illness. A distant descendant of William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition. His self-involvement and almost unconscious sense of class privilege and entitlement can make him insensitive at times.
CHRIS – early to mid-twenties, male, gay but not out. Tall, broad, but not movie-star attractive by any means. A small-town boy, born in Lewiston, ID, just across the Snake River from Clarkston, where he’s lived almost his entire life. He’s never seen the ocean. An aspiring writer, he hopes to get into the MFA program at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Living on his own, apart from his mother, who’s a recovering meth addict.
TRISHA – Chris’s mother, early forties, female. Working as a waitress at the local Denny’s, a chain smoker. A recovering meth addict – clean now for six months (she claims), but she’s relapsed before and it’s perpetually tenuous. Desperate to retain some kind of relationship with her estranged son. She sees them as a “team” and hopes he’ll decide to move back “home”.
Rehearsals begin at the theatre in Catskill on April 12, 2022
Previews Thursday April 28
Opens Friday April 29
Runs April 28 – May 8
Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
For consideration, submit picture and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18.
Selected applicants will receive sides for video submissions.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be via Zoom.