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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.
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
First Rehearsal - September 3, 2019
Tech Begins - October 5, 2019
First Preview - October 11, 2019
Press Opening - October 21, 2019
Closing - November 23, 2019