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Auditions for Plays by Young Writers
Featuring professional productions of winning scripts 
from the 33rd annual
California Young Playwrights Contest
Produced by Playwrights Project
in association with The Old Globe
Performances January 18 - 27, 2018
The Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre
in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Complex at The Old Globe

AUDITIONS (by appointment only)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
CALLBACKS (also by appointment only)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Playwrights Project will conduct auditions at:
2929 Meade Ave, San Diego, CA  92116
  • Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue appropriate for young people.  There may be youth present at the audition.
  • Bring two copies of headshot and resume.
  • Be prepared to list scheduling day and evening conflicts.
  • We will likely cast younger characters with older actors.
For an appointment: Sign up via Google Form here!

Stipend, non-Equity. All cultural backgrounds welcome.
Total of 5-7 performances per play (several on weekday mornings). 
More information (including performance schedule) at
ACTING COMPANY A (directed by Ruff Yeager)
3 Women, 2 Men 
Ensemble will act in two fully produced short plays: Sina and the Eel and Some-Body, and one staged reading: Alone by the Playground

ACTING COMPANY B (directed by George Yè) 
1 Woman, 1 Man (teen), 1 Woman (teen) 
Ensemble will act in two fully produced short plays: Fire Hazard and Idiot, I'm Great and one staged reading: A Life or Death Situation
Breakdown Company A - Directed by Ruff Yeager
Sina and the Eel by Kiegan Lee - Selfish gods ensnare modern teens in this retelling of a Samoan origin story.
SINA - late teens, a beautiful girl
ANEWA - late teenage boy, next in line for the throne
KAHIA - Anewa's passionate younger sister
FAINGA'A - Goddess of unrequited love
VAEA - around 35 years old; Chiefess of Matavi, mother to Kahia and Anewa
MELAKI - an early teenage boy, younger brother to Anewa and Kahia. Also plays TETUNA - the god of eels.

Some-Body by Tan'yeasia Brewster - A surprising discovery allows three preteens to contemplate the unknown.
MARCUS - 12 years old, good at deflecting, struggles with having an absent father, sees situations in a positive light
ANDREA - 13 years old, very sassy, likes to act like a know-it-all. still very naïve, however. THEO - 11 years old; very naive, and isn't really good with handling emotions
MAN - Homeless man sleeping throughout the entire show

Alone by the Playground by Aisling Archdeacon - Rock helps Paper and Scissors return home to the classroom.
PAPER - bossy, insensitive, smart-mouth
ROCK - quiet, lonely, afraid to speak his feelings
SCISSORS - kind, positive, loyal
ELLIOT - a caring, creative, and artistic child

Breakdown Company B- Directed by George Yè
Fire Hazard by Cassandra Hsiao - A rebel teaches a star student that the truth cannot be incinerated.
NOAH - 17 years old; immediately likeable, easy-going, not to mention easy on the eyes. Caucasian.
SAMI - 17 years old; a wild child. Brightly sardonic, poignantly cheerful, reckless. Not Caucasian.

Idiot, I'm Great by Savannah Spatafora - She like-likes him; he just wants space. Can they be un-lonely together?
AGNES - teen; self-described as angry, loud, obnoxious and bossy
WILLIAM- teen; sweet and caring, but troubled and confused
TEACHER -English teacher

A Life or Death Situation by Sofia Miller - Life and Death find themselves united by humanity.
THANE - (Death) Male, lonely, confused
VIVIA - (Life) Female, carefree, happy until Thane comes along
LEORA - (Mortal) Female, age 9; curious, bubbly, happy-go-lucky
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