Acting Unlimited will hold auditions for its May/June production of V*DK*, F**KING AND T*LEV*SION by Maksym Kurochkin (trans. by John J. Hanlon) on Monday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at Theatre 810. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday at the same time and place. If you are interested but cannot make the specified time, or if you have any questions about the auditions or the play, please contact either Matt Raines (the director) or Acting Unlimited to make other arrangements or ask for information.
Auditioners are asked to prepare a contemporary monologue, either dramatic or comedic, for the audition. The characters are 1 male and 3 non-gender specific.
In this trailblazing play, the three title figures vie for position in the life of a thirtysomething playwright, who is undergoing a very “Russian” artistic crisis. Determined to get his muse back, the playwright (also known as The Hero) has vowed to jettison one of these debilitating vices from his life. It is up to each of them to convince the Hero that V*dk* – or F**king, or T*levis*on – is not the one who should go. As conflicting accusations are hurled around the room, tempers flare, and the Hero is forced both to confront his past and to recognize his true self. Can he figure out what he needs to revitalize his creative genius in time to save his waning career?
Astute in its social observations, this gritty domestic comedy leaps from rapid-fire exchanges of blistering insults to inspired arias lionizing the best things left in contemporary Russia. Along the way, it stirs up questions about what all of us, Russians and Americans alike, are doing with our lives – and what we could do without.