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Evidence of Things Unseen - by Katie Forgette

Midwest Premiere

Opens: November 01, 2018 - Closes: December 23, 2018
Director - Lynch Travis
Audition Date:  Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Equity Call: 6 p.m.                 
Non-Equity Call:  7:30 p.m.
Callbacks if necessary: Thursday, September 06, 2018

The play:

Two sisters, Abigail, an investigative journalist and atheist, and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born-again Christian, in an intimate family story about differing responses to grief - revenge, sorrow, solace, faith - and feeding ducks and bird watching, and the need to understand the actions of those nearest to us. A story about our endless search for redemption and how outside forces can bring us together to begin to heal. 

Roles Available:

Abigail Caldwell: Journalist who specializes in stories that require a certain amount of undercover work. First impressions would indicate that she is bright, articulate and resourceful. A greater knowledge of her would reveal that she is vulnerable and particularly fragile regarding family issues. Early 40’s.

Jane: Stay-at-home mom and wife. Found Christ after the death of her younger brother. Naturally charming to the extent that non-believers are often quite taken with her. One year older than Abigail.

Jack Caldwell: Retired English professor with a subtle courtly demeanor. Recent health problems are causing a temporary cognitive decline. May occasionally experience a momentary freefall of spirit as only a parent who has lost a child can. 70-80 years old.

Daniel McNeill: Recovering alcoholic. A clinical psychologist for most of his adult life. Derailed by the death of his child a year ago. Mid-30’s to early 40’s. Dynamic, charismatic.

*All roles are open ethnicity in the Detroit Rep tradition.

Knowledge of the script is highly recommended.

Scripts are available at the Repertory and may be taken from the Theatre overnight with a $20 refundable deposit. The audition will consist of reading sides from the script. Sides will be provided. Also be prepared to do a one-minute monologue if asked.

Please call and make an appointment if you plan to audition.