Pay Rate: Stipend
Audition Date and Time: May 28 and 29, 2019
Contact Person Email: casting@strawdog.org
Contact Person Name: Karissa Murrell Myers

Strawdog Theatre Company is looking for non-AEA actors for their upcoming production of The Effect by Lucy Prebble, directed by Elly Green. We would like to strongly encourage performers of all ethnicities, genders, sizes, and abilities to submit.

The Effect is a clinical romance. Two volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, they manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the doctors involved. This funny, moving and surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.

There is pay.


First Rehearsal – September 3, 2019

Tech Begins – October 5, 2019

First Preview – October 11, 2019

Press Opening – October 21, 2019

Closing – November 23, 2019

To submit for an audition appointment, please email casting@strawdog.org with the subject line, “The Effect – (character you’re interested in reading for)”. Include your availability for May 28th from 6-10pm, and your headshot and resume saved in a single pdf file in the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf. Please ensure that your resume includes both a phone number and email.

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 28th from 6-10pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 29th from 6-10pm

Material to Prepare:

Sides will be sent out

Character Type/Restrictions:

Dr. Toby Sealey - M, early 40’s to early 50’s, person of color. Works for a large pharmaceutical company. Determined, self- assured, charismatic. Seeking both principal and understudy

Dr. Lorna James - F,  early 40’s to early 50’s, any ethnicity. Leading the trial. Experienced, committed, compassionate. Seeking understudy only

Connie Hall - F, mid 20’s, person of color. A psychology student. Intelligent, inquisitive, caring. Seeking understudy only

Tristan Frey - M, mid 20’s to early 30’s, any ethnicity. A drifter. Funny, energetic, passionate. Seeking understudy only

To apply for this job email your details to casting@strawdog.org