DOG SEES GOD

CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD

BY BERT V. ROYAL

CATEGORY      PLAY                 SEEKING  UNION / NON-UNION  

THEATRE         Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre          

PRODUCERS   Matthew Corozine, MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE, INC (MCS)

                            Kevin Martinez, MCS Alumni         

DIRECTOR       Michael Bradshaw Flynn

                            Michael Bradshaw Flynn most recently served as Associate Director on Broadway in the plays The Front Page (2017) and 

                            It's Only a Play (2015). Flynn also serves as the Artistic Director for the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. In addition, Flynn's                              experience as an Associate Director has come under Broadway Directing Legend Jack O'Brien, who is a 7-Time Tony                                       Award Nominee and 3-Time Tony Award Winner. 

CASTING         Tessa Faye; Tessa Faye Talent, LLC          

SYNOPSIS        

An "unauthorized parody," the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as degenerate teenagers. Drug use, child sexual abuse, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this parody of the works of Charles M. Schulz. The show cleverly disguises the identity of each character, so that the issues of the play draw more focus than attempting to guess "who's who". However, the use of these famous characters is what gives the show its emotional punch: even these beloved child characters must some day grow up and deal with a harsh reality as they find their place in the world.

Dog Sees God was one of the breakout hits of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania’s Play Award of 2004, the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, Broadway.com’s 2006 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Production and the 2006 HX Award for Best Play. 

ROLES

(Sally) CB's younger sister, shares the search for an identity with him, she differs from him though in that she experiments with different influences: this week she is Goth, last week she was a die-hard Baptist, she is a bit of a free spirit and artistically inclined, avoids conforming to social norms, and is very committed to her individuality.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Van (Lead):                               20-35                                                                                                                                                          

(Linus), He is a pot-smoking Buddhist and has taken on the role of philosopher in his group, despite the fact that his brain is often clouded by his prolific use of marijuana, he is often the only one with a grasp on reality, generally staying out of the craziness that his friends seem to get tangled in.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Matt (Lead):                               20-35                                                                                                                                                         

(Pig-Pen), Although he was a dirty child, he is now a complete germaphobe, carrying his hand sanitizer with him at all times and chiding people for poor hygienic practices, he is a womanizing jock, extremely homophobic, and is the main instigator of bullying Beethoven, he has a very nasty temper seems always on the verge of snapping; whatever you do don’t call him by his hated childhood nickname, Pigpen, his outer dirtiness is now internalized.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Beethoven (Lead):                   20-35                                                                                                                                                         

(Schroeder), Became the school outcast prior to events in the play when it was revealed that he was sexually abused by his father, a bit of a recluse, Beethoven takes solace in playing the piano, but when he and CB become romantically involved, his world is turned upside down. Playing piano is a plus for the role, but not required.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Tricia (Lead):                            20-35                                                                                                                                                         

(Peppermint Patty), Was a classic tomboy as a child, but as a teen she has become one of the most popular and attractive girls in school, she likes to party and hook up, she is a social climber and enjoys the power she has over others, she is also repressing a key aspect of her true self.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Marcy (Lead):                           20-35                                                                                                                                                         

(Marcie) She is always by Tricia’s side and acts very similarly to her, it’s obvious she worships Tricia, she is actually very intelligent, but goes to great lengths to hide that so she can fit in better with her chosen group of friends, she is a Christian, but only when it’s convenient.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

Van's Sister (Lead):                 20-35                                                                                                                                                         

(Lucy), Van's sister, she is currently in a mental institution after setting a classmate’s hair on fire, she will always listen to people’s troubles (for a fee) and, although she will freely share her opinions, she casts very little judgment on her friends, and she welcomes change.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Required Media: Headshot / Resume

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES AND LOCATIONS

Rehearsals run January 8th, 2018 through February 1st, 2018 in New York. Production Dates are

February 2-4 and February 9-11 at Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre. All performances will be at 8 p.m.

COMPENSATION and UNION CONTRACT DETAILS

Pays: $300 Stipend, AEA Basic Showcase Code

AUDITIONS

** PLEASE NOTE: Only MCS Alumni and Current Students can Audition **

Type:   By Appointment ONLY

When:  Saturday & Sunday, December 9-10, 2017

For an appointment, email a copy of your headshot and resume to mcsdogseesgod@gmail.com. Email MUST include "Dog Sees God Submission: [name of Character(s)]" in email subject line. as well as please state in the body of your email whether you are an alumni or current student at MCS (please list the class you are in if you are a current student). Sides are available HERE for all parts. Initial auditions will be on Saturday and Sunday (9th & 10th), Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, December 12.

*** SPECIAL NOTE *** We will only be guaranteeing in-person auditions for submissions received by Nov. 30.  Since we have to rent the studio space, we need to be able to plan. You may be asked to submit by video if you submit after Nov. 30 if there is not space to accommodate your in-person audition.

Type:   Video Submission Will Be Accepted

When:  Must be Received by Monday, December 4, 2017

If you are unable to audition in person, video submissions will be considered. For video submissions, email a copy of your headshot and resume to mcsdogseesgod@gmail.com. Email MUST include "Video Submission Request: [name of Character(s)]" in email subject line. as well as please state in the body of your email whether you are an alumni or current student at MCS (please list the class you are in if you are a current student). Sides are available HERE for all parts. Please submit by email to receive full instructions on how to submit your video by the deadline. 

SPECIAL NOTE TO ACTORS

If you are not familiar with the play, and even if you are, please utilize the resources on this website to educate yourself about this beautiful piece of theatre, as well as the team behind it. Take the time to explore the pages found under the "About" section, "Cast" section, and "Producers" section. Past actors who were cast in the Fringe and Off-Broadway productions are not an indication of where the team is heading as far as casting, but it is a good look into the early careers of some actors who got their start with Dog Sees God before moving on to TV and Film acclaim. 

CB's Sister (Lead):                 20-35                                                                                                                                                         

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