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Cry It Out Auditions

Auditions Schedule

June 5

Callback Schedule

June 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Rehearsals Begin

June 18, 2022

Performance Schedule

August 19
- September 5, 2022

SYNOPSIS

Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Today, she is in dirty yoga pants, covered in breast milk, trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a sleepy Long Island suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. Happy to have found each other, the two moms agree to meet for coffee during naptime in the sweet spot behind their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception, and a fast friendship is born. Jessie and Lina may be from vastly different financial backgrounds—Jessie is Ivy-educated and of the manor born; Lina has a night-school nursing degree and terrible credit—but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns. One coffee quickly becomes a daily coffee, as Jessie and Lina laugh through the highs and lows of motherhood. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger who lives in the mansion up on the cliff appears in the yard, asking if they would include his wife, a new mom who is having “a hard time,” in their coffee klatch. Reluctantly, the duo tries to become a trio, but with very mixed—and surprising—results. After all, this is a town where the haves and the have-nots live in very close company; up on the cliff is Sands Point, one of the most expensive Great Gatsby-esque neighborhoods in the whole country. How could that woman possibly be having a “hard time”? A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

PREPARATION

Woodstock Arts is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite artists of all genders, races, ages, sizes, and sexual orientations, as well as artists with disabilities to participate. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome you here.

 
Woodstock Arts is taking extreme measures to ensure your safety and well-being. We want to make this experience as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible for everyone involved.
 

We are currently adhering to the following procedures:

We Are Operating As A Fully Vaccinated Cast.

As we are a place of community gathering and artistic excellence, we will be following the AEA guidelines for our productions, and have chosen to produce our shows as a fully vaccinated company. By fully vaccinated, we mean that individuals will be two weeks post second vaccination (or Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by the start of rehearsals. As a result, we will only be offering roles to individuals who are vaccinated or who plan / are willing to be vaccinated before the start of rehearsals. Medical exemption information is included below.

For audition purposes –

1) If you have not been fully vaccinated at the time of the auditions – but are willing / intend to be vaccinated if cast – you can submit your callback sides via video submission 1b) If you are unvaccinated due to health reasons, you can submit you’re audition sides via video submission along with medical certification of the exemption. If cast under the exemption, the expectation will be to test weekly and provide a negative test at the start of the rehearsal week each week.

2) If you are fully vaccinated by the time of the audition date, please bring your vaccination card (or photo of card) with you and present it at the time of check-in.

2b)  If you are vaccinated but out-of-town and cannot make this auditions, please send a video of your sides along with proof of vaccination.

With the above addressed, here are the other things you need to know about this audition:

1)  Everyone will be masked at all times while in the building with the exception of the audition itself.

2)  You will be spaced at appx.10 feet during any auditions.

4)  You will be asked to present your vaccination card at the time of entry and sign-in.

5)  Most importantly, if you are sick or are feeling ill, please do not attend the auditions.  Let us know, take care of yourself, and send a video.

In case of exposure, all cast members will be expected to follow exposure protocol. While our policies are updating with the state of the world, our current requirement is for audiences to be fully masked during the performance.

 
Please be sure to read over Woodstock Arts’ full COVID In-Person program procedures before applying to audition: http://bit.ly/in-person-escav.


Auditions will be in-person on Sunday and Monday, June 5th and 6th starting at 6:00 pm. Video audition submissions will be accepted until Monday the 5th at 8:30 pm. You can send your Video Submission to zach@woodstockarts.org. Please Slate before your video audition.
 
(NOTE: you will still need to fill out the online audition form along with a video submission.)
 
For your audition please prepare:
Any of the following sides that you would wish to be considered for//a character that you find interesting. Sides can be found HERE
 
Character Breakdown
JESSIE (30s) Married to a North Shore native; recently relocated to Port (from Manhattan) to raise her family. Educated, articulate, lovely, warm. From the Midwest and has that Midwestern ready-smile. Beloved by every teacher she’s ever had. Always gives the perfect toast; always organizes the group gift. But in private, Jessie bends towards anxiety. She doesn’t like empty days on calendars, or being alone. Works 90-hour weeks in the city as a corporate lawyer – or did, until Allie was born. Now she’s in yoga pants. 
 
LINA (late 20s/30s) From Long Beach (on South Shore of Long Island) and. you can tell immediately – she is very South Shore. Acrylic nails, big hoops, velour track suits, Mets trucker hats, and a huge Italian family. Lina failed out of community college, curses too much and blasts Kanye too loudly in the car. But she is also fantastically winning. She’s fun, funny and refreshingly genuine. Works at St. Francis Hospital. 
 
MITCHELL (30s/early 40s) Adrienne’s husband, works in investment capital. A math nerd who is amazing with numbers, but not people. Serious, shrewd, sensitive. The kid who ate lunch in the library because he was so shy. Mitchell grew up in a tough house in a tough part of Utica and scholarshipped his way to where he is now, so grades, status and success are his currency. But becoming a father has changed him. He makes goofy faces now. He stares out windows during meetings. His sentences end in question marks.
 
ADRIENNE (30s) Mitchell’s wife. Elegant, powerful, aloof and slightly rock ‘n’ roll. Has eyes that are cat-like and assessing. The kind of woman you see climbing out of a dark sedan at JFK headed somewhere more glamorous than you. Adrienne grew up on Central Park West, attended posh boarding schools, studied art abroad and could give you the best-ever guided tour of MoMA. She has never signed an email with an x or an o, but she is loyal and ferocious in both business and life. A successful jewelry designer.
 
Please email zach@woodstockarts.org with any questions.
 
In-person callbacks will take place on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00 pm. Information about callbacks will be emailed separately.
 
Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Rehearsals are subject to change and may vary due to conflicts and director discretion.
 
This is a non-equity production and will provide a small stipend amount to all roles cast.

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