THE GAY DIVORCE PLAY CASTING NOTICE! 

Queer Cat Productions is pleased to announce casting for the World Premiere of The Gay Divorce Play by Carson Beker and Nicole Jost with Genevieve Jessee, directed by Nicole Meñez.

ABOUT THE PLAY: The Gay Divorce Play is an interactive theater ritual of a queer marriage dissolution party. TJ (the rational one) and Luz (the woo one) have invited you, their friends, to celebrate their divorce. And you said you would come… Audience members will be called upon to bear witness, take sides, and misbehave. Ultimately, the audience will decide: Should TJ and Luz break up or stay together? Along the way, we will eat, drink, and consider: What is a queer marriage? Is marriage queer? And what does it mean when two people who once loved one another separate, or when a play ends: are we a community of friends, colleagues, and families, or are we just strangers in a room? The Gay Divorce Play is the recipient of a 2018-2019 Innovation in Theater Development Grant from 3Girls Theatre, which will result in a sample 30-minute performance on June 13th, 2019 at the Google Community Space. Queer Cat Productions plans to take the play to full production during the summer of 2019 (July/August, with exact dates TBA).

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES (NON-AEA ONLY): 4 actors (2 cis/trans women,

1 NB/trans/genderqueer, 1 any gender)

TJ, a queer woman. Butch/masc of center. Mid to late 30s. Any race.* “The Rational One.” Probably a Virgo or some equally grounded, detail-oriented sign. Reliable, punctual. Has exactly ten pairs of perfectly matching socks.  

LUZ, a queer woman. Mid to late 20s. Any race.* “The Woo One.” Probably an Aquarius or some equally fanciful sign. A hugger. Her shoelaces untie themselves.

OFFICIANT, a nonbinary, trans, or genderqueer person. 30s or older. Any race.* This is not the officiant they hired. This is the substitute officiant that no one expected. Flamboyant. A little too too. Possibly already tipsy. Are they even an, err, official officiant?

BITCHY INNER MONOLOGUE, any gender, any age, any race.* A puppet. The collective (uncharitable?) thoughts of the crowd. A bit twittosphere/social media snark, a bit Dorothy Parker. Will help guide audience members through the interactive parts of the play. Will come to love community.

A NOTE FOR ACTORS OF COLOR: *At least 2 of the 4 characters in The Gay Divorce Play will be played by actors of color. This will include at least 1 of the 2 members of the divorcing couple (meaning that TJ, Luz, or both will be played by actors of color).

AUDITIONS:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
12-5pm, by appointment only
PlayGround PlaySpace
3286 Adeline Street

Berkeley, CA 94703

Sides from the script will be provided with audition appointment.

REHEARSALS:
Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:30-10:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:30-10:30pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:30-10:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6-9pm (open rehearsal with invited community members)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:30-10:30pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019 3-5pm

PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, June 13, 2019 5pm, Google Community Space (188 The Embarcadero, SF)

PAY: $150 stipend

SEND HEADSHOT + RESUME TO: Nicole Meñez, Director, at nicoleamenez@gmail.com

**UPDATE: ADDITIONAL DATES**

Queer Cat Productions is excited to announce additional performance opportunities for THE GAY DIVORCE PLAY. The following dates are tentative, pending confirmation.

A NOTE ABOUT PAY: Each additional rehearsal/performance process will come with additional payment for actors! The $150 stipend only covers the above dates related to the June 13th 3Girls Theatre performance. Pay will be negotiated when casting is offered.

ADDITIONAL DATES:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Rehearsal 6:30-10:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Rehearsal 6:30-10:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 OR Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:30pm additional 3Girls Theatre performance in Palo Alto (funds provided for transportation)

July 22-August 11, 2019 - Rehearsals Monday-Thursday evenings 6-10pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm
August 11-13, 2019 - Tech Sunday 10am-10pm and Monday-Tuesday 6-10pm
August 14, 2019 - Final Dress 6-10pm
August 15-25, 2019 - Performances: Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm