In Love and Warcraft
Producers: Julia Cho, Stefanie Wong Lau, Marie-Reine Velez, Nicholas Pilapil
Author: Madhuri Shekar
Director: Alejandra Cisneros
Location: The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC)
Contract: 99-Seat Theatre Equity Waiver
Rehearsals: August - September 2015
Previews: mid-September 2015
Performances: September 17 - October 11, 2015
(possible one-week extension)
**Performance dates may be slightly adjusted**
Auditions: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Callbacks: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Sides will be made available to actors who are selected to audition. Please note that Artists at Play is not able to provide full scripts. The play is available through Samuel French.
ARTISTS AT PLAY IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE CASTING AND ACTIVELY SEEKING TALENTED ACTORS OF COLOR FOR ALL ROLES. WE WELCOME ALL QUALIFIED PERFORMERS, WITHOUT REGARD TO DISABILITY, RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNIC ORIGIN OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY INDICATED.
SEEKING PRINCIPALS/ UNDERSTUDIES FOR FOLLOWING ROLES:
**Casting diversely to reflect present-day college campus in Southern CA**
EVIE - OPEN ETHNICITY, Female, 22, college senior, skilled gamer, committed virgin. Smart, funny, adorably awkward. Discovers that no amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend.
KITTY - OPEN ETHNICITY, Female, 22, Evie's best friend and roommate. Sexually voracious, confident and very bright.
RAUL - OPEN ETHNICITY, Male, 22, one of Evie's clients who later becomes her IRL love interest. Unassumingly handsome, sweetly charming, with Evie but even he has his breaking point.
RYAN - OPEN ETHNICITY, Male, 25, Evie's online gaming partner and somewhat boyfriend. Unemployed, passionate (about gaming), lives in his parents’ basement.
MALE ACTOR - OPEN ETHNICITY, Male, 20s-30s. Versatile with youthful energy to play miscellaneous characters, incl. TONY (gamer), JERRY (Evie's butt-obsessed client), NATHAN (sassy hairdresser), MONSTER (in Warcraft), etc.
FEMALE ACTOR - OPEN ETHNICITY, Female, 20s-30s. Versatile with youthful energy to play miscellaneous characters, incl. CHAI (gamer, Tony’s aggrieved girlfriend), CHARLOTTE (Evie's prim & proper client), SOLEDAD (Nathan's even sassier assistant), DOCTOR (Evie's OB/GYN), etc. SOME SPANISH REQUIRED.
SYNOPSIS: In Love and Warcraft—a delightful intersection of humor, love and subculture—offers a fresh comedic look at the collision between online gaming and In Real Life (IRL) relationships. Evie Malone is a gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin who has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in World of Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed things up with their IRL partners. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks... or is it?