Audition Notice: Farragut North

Written by: Beau Willimon

Directed by: Elissa Anne Polansky

Produced by: James Laguna

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday; July 3, 5 & 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Note: NO auditions on July 4th

Audition Location: 

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA

Performance Dates: 

August 26th - September 17th, 2016

 

Audition Requirements: 

Cold reads only.

Plot Summary: 

An intelligent and exciting political drama later adapted as the movie The Ides of March (starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) and written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Farragut North crackles with intrigue and political backroom dealings. The story here isn't about politics per-se, but about the behind the scenes political maneuvering that will make you see this election year in a whole new way. The writing is crisp and fast paced, and pulls you in from the very beginning and won't let you go until the twist on the final page.  

For More Information: 

Producer James Laguna

lagunajames1@yahoo.com

Character Breakdown: 
Stephen Bellamy - M, MUST be able to play 25 years old
 - Savvy, charismatic and smart, Stephen is the hot shot wunderkind who must carefully tread the line between his own ambitions to rise in the ranks of campaign politics and his own recklessness. Since this character appears in every scene, actor must be very comfortable with memorization and flexible in his schedule. 
 
Paul Zara - M, 40's-50's
 - As a campaign manager on the national stage, Paul knows politics. He's the epitome of the Washington insider and plays a mean game of political chess. He's pragmatic, dynamic, and leads his team with the expectation of their loyalty. 
 
Molly - F, 19
 - Molly is the sexy and smart young intern who works for the Morris presidential campaign. To say that she's rising in the ranks because she fools around with the right people wouldn't be entirely correct, but then again, it doesn't hurt. Still, Molly is smart as a whip and brings a lot to the table. Romantic lead. 
 
Ben - M, early 20's
 - As Deputy Press Secretary, Ben hangs in the background and helps to make his bosses look better and to get things done. He's professional, polite and efficient, but is not someone to be underestimated.
 
Ida Horowicz - F, 30's
 - A traveling political reporter for the NY Times, Ida knows how the system works better than almost anyone - that favors are traded in this world, and that the scoop and a good story trumps all. She has moxie, and an intelligent and bawdy humor that endears her to the campaign staff she travels with, even as they're aware that she can harm them with one stroke of her pen. 
 
Tom Duffy - M, 40's-50's
 - The campaign manager for the rival campaign, Tom plays a dangerous game that changes things for Stephen and his team. He is brazen in his strategy and makes no apologies. 
 
Frank/Waiter - M, age flexible (the same actor will play both parts)
 - Frank is a reporter for the LA Times, and the waiter is - well, a waiter. Don't make the mistake of thinking that these are filler roles - there's some real meat behind these roles, particularly with the waiter, who has a late play scene that offers a perspective not seen before in a meaningful way.