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DATE: 5/2/23

CONTACT: Jeff Thomakos, Artistic Director and Diane Hill, Associate Producer at The Inspired Acting Company,

The Inspired Acting Company, Walled Lake’s newest professional theatre announces GENERAL AUDITIONS for their 2023/24 season.

The Inspired Acting Company, Oakland County’s newest professional theatre, located at 1124 E West Maple Rd, Walled Lake, MI.announces GENERAL AUDITIONS for their 2023/24 season. AUDITIONS are Saturday, June 3 from 2-5pm and Monday, June 5th, from 5-8:30pm. Sign up for your audition appointment here: PREPARATION: All Productions or Musical Only: One modern monologue and 32 bars of music Non-Musical: Two contrasting modern monologues No accompanist will be provided. Please bring your own accompaniment recording on a flash drive or bluetooth capable device. Auditions and performances will be held at The Inspired Acting Company building, 1124 E West Maple Rd, Walled Lake, MI. PLEASE NOTE: Only local actors. We are unable to provide housing at this time. For those who cannot attend the in-person audition, video submissions will be accepted. Submit videos through an unlisted YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive link to by June 3rd. Please slate your name, if you’re local to the area, if you are a member of Actors’ Equity, and then perform your audition. If you auditioned for us before for JOHN & JEN or PRIVATE LIVES and would like that to serve as your general audition for the season, just drop us an email to let us know the shows for which you would like to be considered. But we’d also be happy to see you again. The Inspired Acting Company believes that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. To that end, we are strongly committed to anti-discriminatory practices in our casting and hiring. Actors will be considered regardless of sex, race, color, ethnicity, disability, religious-affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity. We STRONGLY encourage actors of all backgrounds to audition. There are only two roles in these four shows that require a white/white passing actor. Stipend for non-Equity actors is $150 per performance week of three shows and $50 for each rehearsal week. Limited Equity Special Appearance contracts may be available for each show.

CADILLAC CREW by Tori Sampson Directed by Ny’Ea Reynolds. On the eve of an important speech by Rosa Parks, four women working in a Virginia civil rights office celebrate, argue, plan and commiserate as they plot a course for desegregation and women's rights. SHOW RUN: 9/29/23 - 10/15/23. Performances are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. REHEARSALS BEGIN: 9/5/23 SEEKING: RACHEL: female, black, 20s ABBY: female, black, 20s DEE: female, black, 30s SARAH: female, white or white passing, age 28 —--------------- TALLEY'S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson Directed by Brittany Connors Matt Friedman has come from St. Louis to profess his love to Sally Talley, an uncertain and shy “spinster” in her 30s. Matt, an older Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, has little more than an hour and a half to convince Sally, a protestant from a conservative family, to run off with him and get married. SHOW RUN: 12/1/23 - 12/17/23 Performances are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. REHEARSALS BEGIN: 11/7/23 SEEKING: MATT: this role has been cast SALLY: female, white or white passing, 30s —--------------- THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE by Madeleine George Directed by Jeff Thomakos Four versions of Watson—Holmes' sidekick, telephone engineer, Jeopardy! super-computer and amiable techno-dweeb—become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend. SHOW RUN: 4/5/24 - 4/21/24 Performances are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. REHEARSALS BEGIN: 3/12/24 SEEKING:

WATSON: male, any race, any age to play 20-60

ELIZA: female, any race, 30s MERRICK: male, any race, 50s —--------------- IT’S ONLY LIFE by John Bucchino Directed by Jeff Thomakos A musical revue about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom SHOW RUN: 7/12/24 - 7/28/24 Performances are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. REHEARSALS BEGIN: 6/18/24 SEEKING Five strong singers, 20s-40s: Two males, any race, tenor One male, any race, baritone One female, any race, mezzo Female, any race, soprano Email for more information.

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