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'Carefree, AZ.' written, directed and produced by Steven Tylor O'Connor will be part of the Fresh Fruit Festival Reading Series in NYC on July 25th. (One day only). No payment.
The show is about growing up in a small, conservative town in Arizona and how three young men cope with their sexuality. Troy the student body president over achiever who has a problem with drugs, James who must reconcile his faith with his feelings and Tom, a football star who must follow in his abusive father's Marine footsteps.
This show is art with a message, and of course, some humor.
BREAKDOWNS: **Please keep in mind there will be no nudity in the reading or rehearsal process. This breakdown is for when the show goes onto a full production**
TROY CONNORS: 18. Perfect on paper, but struggles with his own inner demons. He is the Student Body President of his high school, straight A student who plays by the rules, works an actual job with an actual paycheck, and an over achiever. He has a façade of confidence and being put together while internally he is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and who he is as a person. All of these pressures and the absence of parental guidance has caused Troy to turn to drugs and alcohol. Think Joseph Gordon-Levit or Ben Silverstone. The actor must be comfortable with intimate scenes with another male. LEAD
JAMES BRADFORD: 17. Troy's best friend who struggles with his own inner demons and his sexuality. James' family is devoutly Christian and believes heavily in the word of the Lord. James struggles to come to terms and find a happy middle ground in coping with his faith and his sexuality while keeping his relationship with a star football player a secret. Think Steve Sandvoss or Ryan Kelley. The actor must be comfortable with intimate scenes with another male. Possible partial nudity, no frontal. LEAD
TOM JOHNSON: 18. Attractive. Best friends with the star of the Football team (Michael) and on the team himself. Intelligent though he tries to hide it. The son of an abusive father who was in the Marines, he is constantly trying to earn his father's respect and love, and is forced into following in his father's footsteps. He must live up to his father's expectations and struggle to be true in his relationship with James. Think Brad Gorton. This actor must be comfortable with intimate scenes with another male. Possible partial nudity, no frontal. LEAD
CARTER VON TRENTON: 22. College kid who lives in the conservative town that he does because of school. Very attractive and confident in himself, his sexuality, and his skills as a person. Not flamboyant or queeny, just is who he is. Carter is the love interest of Troy. Think James Franco's character in 'Milk.' The actor must be comfortable with intimate scenes with another male. OPEN ETHNICALLY. SUPPORTING
SARA PAYTON: 18. Troy's female best friend and his Vice President in the Student Government. The ying to Troy's yang. An East Coast transplant with very liberal ideas. She is fun, carefree and a free spirit who, though feigns disinterest, is able to get her shit accomplished. An 'A' average student who also parties. She is a bad ass but fully together and a good student. Think Whoopi Goldberg/ Wanda Sykes: sassy, sarcastic and humorous. All types encouraged to submit. OPEN ETHNICALLY. Looking for a COMEDIC and DIVERSE person. SUPPORTING
MICHAEL PRATT: 18. Star football player and classmate of Troy, James and Sara. He is your stereotypical frat guy: immature, arrogant, an asshole and straight. He thinks he is God's gift to everything. Think Stifler from 'American Pie.' OPEN ETHNICALLY. FEATURING
MATTHEW BRADFORD (JAMES' BROTHER): Early to mid 20s. Both in high school and college, he was the star athlete. Typical frat guy, someone who exudes the presence of being full of himself. He is the epitome of a man who has a one night stand every night with a different girl and feels no regrets. Not the smartest person, but his talent and decent looks get him through life. FEATURING.
Please email headshots and resumes/ reels to StevenTylorOConnor@gmail.com