Audition Dates: July 25 & 26 at 7pm (No Appointment Necessary)
Production Dates: September 16 – 25, 2022
Director: Trish Weaver Rhodes
What to Prepare: Please prepare a contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes in length.
About the Show: A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced story explodes with blistering comedy and timely relevance. Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. Emily Penrose, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high-end magazine, hires a determined millennial fact-checker named Jim Fingal to work on a groundbreaking essay written by the famous author John D’Agata. The deadline is tight, the essay is dense, and everyone must make a good faith effort in telling the story honestly. But the overly eager Jim takes his fact-checking way too far, creating the ultimate showdown of fact versus fiction.
Jim Fingal (Male | Mid-20s): A fact-checker. Very smart, earnest, well-intentioned, and tireless. He does things to the letter of the law and is driven by rules, protocols, and facts. He has confidence that he draws from knowledge and facts.
Emily Penrose (Female | Late 40s – 60s): Editor-in-Chief at a prestigious Manhattan magazine. Her great ambition is to achieve cultural relevance and commercial success. She’s relentless in her professional pursuits, it’s all or nothing. Yet can be a voice of reason.
John D’Agata (Male | Late 40s – 60s): One of the world’s greatest living essayists. Highly intelligent and wants things the way he wants them. He doesn’t suffer fools and values beauty and creativity above all else.
For questions or to request further information contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at email@example.com
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