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Sacred Fools presents
Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)
by Sheila Callaghan
directed by Jeremy Aluma
It’s Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice’s father. Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and her Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes – Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin’s affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives. Meanwhile, the Apartment is developing murderous plans of its own…
What: Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan
Who: Produced by Sacred Fools and directed by Jeremy Aluma with Producer Jeremy Aldridge.
When: Friday, November 11 – Saturday, December 17 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm + Sunday, December 4 & 11 @ 7pm)
Where: Sacred Fools Theater (660 N. Heliotrope Los Angeles, CA 90004)
Auditions: Monday, August 22 & Wednesday, August 24 from 4pm – 6pm and 7pm – 10pm. Tuesday, August 23 from 5pm – 10pm.
Audition Location: Lake Street Community Center (227 N. Lake St., Los Angeles, CA 90057)
Callbacks: Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30
Callback Location: Sacred Fools North (4328 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004)
Rehearsals: Monday, September 19 – Thursday, November 10 (8 weeks). Monday – Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday during the day.
Actors will not be called to every rehearsal.
Audition Requirements: 2 short monologues, 1 comedic and 1 dramatic.
Pay: AEA rate for all actors cast.
Roles: No nudity in any roles.
Some quotes from the guest directors work;
“Jeremy Aluma, the budding genius” – Harvey Perr, Stage & Cinema Four Clowns conceived & directed by Jeremy Aluma
2010 Hollywood Fringe Award for Best in Physical Theater
“I’ve already stated that I think Jeremy Aluma is a talented director,. but it bears stating again.” – Geoff Hoff, LA Theatre Review
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis directed by Jeremy Aluma
2010 Bitter Lemons Award for Top Ten Revivals
“a nifty sliver of theatrical invention by director Jeremy Aluma” GO! – Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
The Adventure Play by Anthony Cretara and Jasper Oliver directed by Jeremy Aluma
2009 Venerable Grunion Award for Best Playwrighting
“Aluma has shrewdly commandeered his delightfully skewed vision of the overlooked classic crashing into glorious new life” – Travis Michael Holder, Backstage
UBU THE SHIT! by Alfred Jarry adapted and directed by Jeremy Aluma
2007 Backstage West Critic’s Pick & 2008 Ticket Holder Award for Best Adaptation
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Apartment||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Male, 30s – 70s. An old Victorian home. Murderous, scheming, strong, vocal, poetic. The apartment becomes different parts of the home including, the windowsill, the radiator, the carpet and the lighting fixture, etc. He also steps outside himself at one point. The actor playing this role should have a strong presence, a booming voice and strong comedic timing and delivery.|
|FATHER/JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE/HARRISON FORD||Male||Any Ethnicity||31-40||Male, 20s – 40s. Father – father to Janice, husband to Mother, dead, kind, haunting, present in their mind and hearts. Justin Timberlake – from N’ SYNC days, attractive, smooth, good dancer, sweet talker. Harrison Ford – handsome, reassuring, calming. The actor playing this role should have strong comedic timing and delivery and should be a good mover/dancer, singing a plus.|
|Janice||Female||Any Ethnicity||11-14||11 year old girl Hyper, odd, precocious, intelligent, mouth like a trucker, self deprecating. Depressed over death of her father, coming of age, becoming a young woman. The actress playing this role should be able to appear to be an eleven-year-old girl.|
|Mother||Female||Any Ethnicity||31-40||30s – 40s Janice’s mother, Husband’s wife, Barbara’s sister, a chef. Worrisome, full of sorrow, has anxiety attacks. Trying her best to hold it together despite the death of her husband, which is forcing her to raise Janice on her own. Wants desperately to be a good mother.|
|Barbara||Female||Any Ethnicity||31-40||late 30s – 50s Mother’s older sister. Tries to give her sister sensible parenting advice despite (or because of) the fact that she has 57 cats.|