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Auditions: The Oldest Profession

AUDITION DATE: Monday, September 28, 2020 6:00-8:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:
January 7, 8, 9, 2021 at 7:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
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Five aging practitioners of the oldest profession are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition, and aching joints. With wit, compassion and humor, they struggle to find and learn new tricks. Set in New York City, the Upper West Side, in 1980.

CHARACTERS:
All five of the women are vibrant and sexy. They’ve been together for quite some time and could teach much younger women a thing or two.

VERA – (aged 60+) The youngest in the group, is loyal, sensitive, no matter her years, still a girl. Still a devout Catholic. Strong work ethic.

EDNA – (65 – 70) A good time girl. A little bit brassy. Loves her work; assigned to the more adventurous clientele.

LILLIAN – (70+) Age has been gentle. Turns the heads of much younger men. Sure of herself, a woman of great style. The Rose of Mae’s stable. The actress will sing a torch song, something like Mae West’s “I’m No Angel.”

URSULA – (70+) Determined. Believes in rules, merit promotions, and supply-side economics. Ursula does not suffer fools gladly (and the sound of Vera eating with loose dentures has been an irritation for over a decade. The actress will perform a blues song suggesting 1920’s New Orleans.

MAE – (70+) A self-made woman, a leader who finds the management of men ridiculously easy. She looks after her girls. The actress will perform a musical number in the style of burlesque: suggestive, but not vulgar.

For more information or to request a different audition time: call Linda Janca, director, at 904-729 -3379, or e-mail Ljjanca@gmail.com

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