AUDITIONS: MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE
Mr. and Mrs. Watson think that 54 Deckawoo Drive will be the perfect home for their family–especially their beloved Mercy. But when Eugenia Lincoln gets wind that her new neighbor is a P-I-G (or a porcine wonder, depending on your point of view), Eugenia stirs up trouble of the most hilarious sort.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue has a little comic mayhem, inadvertent heroism, and, of course, hot buttered toast.
Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, June 01, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 02, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
You will be notified by email if you will be needed for callbacks.
No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
All actors must be between the ages of 8-18.
Street parking available.
Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
Please have 1 to 2 comedic monologues ready.
No longer than 2 minutes each.
Please be prepared to improv.
July 13 – July 28,
Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00am.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances.
This is non-negotiable!
Rehearsals will begin with a read-through on Saturday, June 08 and are held
Tuesday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm,
and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Actors will be called only for rehearsals where they are being used in a scene.
Rehearsals will be worked around actors’ schedule conflicts as much as possible, although if you are going to be out of town for 2 full weeks, you will probably not be cast.
A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).
A resume or list of shows done.
A list of your conflicts for the rehearsal period.
All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. Please check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your soccer/baseball coach, or any other adult who schedules your time, about all conflicts PRIOR to auditioning.
In addition, please check with your schools for any graduation related activities.
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
In reference to the character descriptions that follow—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in some of the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderfluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.
We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.
In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles.
Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
We are actively committed to casting an inclusive show that reflects the community.
A sweet and spoiled pig who loves to eat.
Mercy’s father, kind.
Jimmy the Workman
A concerned worker.
Mercy’s mother, sweet.
This year’s ‘Butter Queen’.
A spiteful spinster.
A kindly spinster.
A highbrow eager cat.
Nice and friendly bread baker.
Man in the Movie Theater
Happy to be rescued.
Loves explaining things to people.
Lorenzo the Fireman
An eager young man ready to be a hero.
Animal Control Officer Francine Poulet
Ambitious but not too bright.
Non-Equity, there is no pay.
This production is part of the Morgan-Wixson’s Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.).
Questions? Email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.