Full Production, Fall 2019:
Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath
CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition!
Saturday September 28, 1-4 pm
Sunday September 29, 11 am-2 pm (callbacks)
ABOUT THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION
Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.
Red Speedo will be a hybrid production, part staged reading and part fully-produced production. It will be directed by Adam Riegler '20. Performances are scheduled for the weekend of November 15-17, in the Bentley Theater.
Students are encouraged to read the script prior to auditions! Email Milena Zuccotti asap to receive a script for reading.
No previous performance experience is neccesary!
CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition slot; time slots are in 7-minute increments. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition, and please fill out this online form before your audition.
Students are encouraged to read the script prior to auditions; email Milena Zuccotti asap to receive a script to read. At the audition you will be asked to read sides (selections) from the script; sides are available HERE.
Ray: Male, 25-28. A pro swimmer, an Olympic contender, and he has the body that comes with it; seems quite a bit dumber than he really is, surprisingly good at getting people to do what he wants; there's something dog-like about the guy, scrappy-but-endearing while at the same time there's the potential for some vicious violence. Note: Ray wears a Speedo for a large portion of the play.
Peter: Male, 30-35. Ray's brother, a lawyer; over being a lawyer, and would like to quit and make a new career in sports management; quick on his feet; his mouth moves fast and his brain even faster; quite important that he not be at all slimy; like his brother, grew up poor and fought to make a more comfortable life for himself.
Coach: Male, 40-49. 40s, maybe older; Ray's coach, for a very long time; a kind of parental figure, old pro, steady, but never quite had the break-out success he wanted; at first he seems to be the moral center of the play, but as the story progresses, his code of ethics shows some serious cracks.
Note: open to seeing both men and women for this role.
Lydia: Female, 30-40. Ex-physical therapist; lost her license for selling black-market pharmaceuticals; Ray's ex-girlfriend, feels quite betrayed by the guy for being spineless; she's a tough lady, a little more mature than Ray; she would really like to see Ray admit he's wrong and make things right.