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NYDT's Auditions Announcement:

Romantic Fools by rich orloff

New York Deaf Theatre is seeking actors for our upcoming Spring production, Romantic Fools, written by Rich Orloff and directed by Joey Caverly. 

PLOT

Romantic Fools consists of 8 two-character comedies examining love, lust, dating, and romance -- from a date with a caveman (Find Me a Primitive Man) to the joys of dull sex (One Man's Secret Desire) to the surprise frustrations of having a perfect mate (The Stepford Guy). With influences of Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Jules Feiffer, the Marx Brothers, and classic vaudeville comedy, these sketches vary in style but all celebrate the inherent comedy of male-female relationships.

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Roles

NYDT is looking for 2 American Sign Language (ASL) fluent actors and 2 voice actors, in the 20-40 age range.

ASL actors must be comfortable with kissing and have good comedic timing. 

Woman #1: Quirky personality, maybe a little dorky. Excited but anxious.

Woman #2: Sexually confident. Knows what she wants. Dominant.

Man #1: Somewhat mild-mannered. Feeling lonely; in need of a companion but also anxious.

Man #2: Confident; intelligent; cunning like a viper.​

We are committed to a diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Acting

Please prepare video submissions for the provided Sides for the character you’re auditioning for:

Woman #1

Woman #2

Man #1

Man #2

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The deadline is Tuesday, January 21st.

Final Casting to be determined by Sunday, January 26th.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals begins on February 16th. The rehearsal schedule will be weeknights and weekend day hours.

PRODUCTION DATES
Tech Week: March 2 - March 6

Shows Run: Saturday, March 7 - Saturday, March 21st (no performances on Mondays)

CONTACT
NYDT, auditions@newyorkdeaftheatre.org with subject line “ATTN: Romantic Fools”

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