Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.

Late Night Theatre Co. Auditions: “Surfacing”

February 11 & 12, 6:30-8:30
Studio S, accessed through the back door of UHM Kennedy Theatre

AUDITIONS for SURFACING by Mike Poblete

The Play:
Marissa, a young artist living with depression, has attempted to take her own life, and her sister, Chelsea, has come from the Midwest out to New York City to take care of her.  Unable to connect with each other, they both turn to the insane and hilarious world of Tinder to find a connection, and in the process rediscover a familial bond.  Sort of.  Surfacing is a funny and gut wrenching story about family, sex, life, death and starting over in 2020.

Content warning: This play contains references to mental health and suicide and contains sexual themes

Preparation: 
Please bring a short (30 second-2 minutes) personal story about a connection you have to dating apps, sibling irritation, the struggle of existing in 2020, depression, or any other theme that you feel relates to the play.

Sides from the play will be distributed at the audition for cold readings.

All ethnicities and genders will be considered.

Performances will be April 25 and May 1, 2 at 11:00 pm, and April 26 at 7:30 pm

Email the director Tyler Haugen for a copy of the script at: thaugen8@hawaii.edu

CHARACTERS

MARISSA, 31: A talented painter, originally  from  Iowa, she  has worked  as  a  gallery  assistant in the  Lower East Side for the  last few  years before  she  lost  her job, was priced out of Brooklyn and moved to Hoboken, New  Jersey. Two  and a  half  months ago she  tried to kill herself by  stepping in front of a  garbage  truck and now needs  a  cane  to walk. The  recovery  process is long  and painful. She’s bitter, angry  and depressed;  yet she  also has a  sense  of humor and wants attention. Along  with the  self-loathing  there  is also a certain  performative  quality  to a  lot  of her lines, the actor playing  Marissa  shouldn’t be  afraid to have  fun with her.  
CHELSEA, 22: Marissa’s little sister. A  recent college  grad,  eight weeks  ago she  moved in with Marissa  to take  care  of her. Real life  came  crashing  in on her expectations  of the  world when she got the  call  about her  sister, now  she’s desperately  trying  to keep up  a  waitressing  job and being the guardian of her older  sister. The  stress strains  her normally  bubbly  and  optimistic  personality.  
ATTICUS, 28:  Originally  from Vermont, Atticus  is a curator of a  New England poetry  blog.  He moved to Hoboken three  years ago,  gets help with his  rent from his parents,  works part time as a barista and never outgrew the  phase  of learning  about life  from poetry  instead of living  in the real world. His  concepts  of socializing  are  more  theoretical than practical, his education and culture  outpacing  the  realities of  how his awkwardness limits him. In a  vain  attempt  to meet more  people, he  embodies some  of the  worst aesthetic aspects of  a  hipster.  He  is lonely,  at times lovely  but also a  bitter  person.  
JED, 33: A Houston transplant, Jed has thrived in the fast paced, app socializing  lifestyle of  New York. He  was raised  with a certain image  of what  makes a  successful man,  and has done  well  in achieving  those  goals, but a more  sensitive person  lies beneath. He  comes across as a  jerk, and he has acted like one  for  so long  that might now really  be  one, but his bravado  defends a  wounded, perceptive  interior. He  lives in Hoboken because  his view is  spectacular.  He  moved out east after  college  and has lost his Texan accent, though  the cadence  sometimes still  appears.   

Current UHM students have casting priority.

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