CASTING CALL!! THE BOHEMIAN LOVE DIARIES STAGE READING
Production Title: A Staged Reading for “The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Movie”
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent / Staged Reading
Project Length: Approx. 4.5 hours
Production Location: Richmond, Virginia
Production Company: BohoXO
Company website: http://www.thebohemianlovediaries.com
Writers/Producers: Slash Coleman & Leon Phoenix
Audition Location: The Firehouse Theatre, 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Compensation: Gift card(s) for local RVA businesses
Note this is an audition to participate in the staged reading only, not an audition for the film.
on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window. Schedule an audition time in advance).
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00pm – 9:30pm (one night only); call time is 5pm for actors; doors open at 6pm.
Call Backs: n/a
DO NOT submit if you are:
– Unavailable for the dates of the project
The Bohemian Love Diaries screenplay is based on Slash Coleman’s award-winning book which was released by Lyon’s Press in 2013. The story chronicles Slash’s upbringing in the 70s and 80s by an eccentric family of half-Jewish, half-redneck artists in the Capital of the Confederacy and his quest to find his soulmate.
A one-man stage version of the book, written and performed by Coleman, was presented Off-Broadway to a sold-out crowd in 2013 at Theater Row. The same year, the audio book won the award for Best Action Stories by Storytelling World. In 2014, the book was a finalist for the 17th Annual People’s Choice Literary Award for non-fiction by the Library of Virginia. And in 2015, Coleman received a Bravo! Award recognizing The Bohemian Love Diaries as an outstanding achievement.
What to Bring: Please bring a 3-5 minute humorous or dramatic piece you can read in character that allows you to be fully present, truthful, personal, and vulnerable.
We are looking for 12 very talented and funny ACTORS and ACTRESSES to read the script aloud for all 52 roles. All genders races from ages 12-65 are encouraged to apply. The role are listed as follows: 5 male, 6 female, 1 male/female.
[ACTOR 1] [SCRIPT READER][GENDER: MALE or FEMALE] [AGE: ANY]
Our script reader will read all the stage directions throughout the script and must have a strong voice.
[ACTOR 2] [JEFFREY, SLASH, SLASH-IN-HIS-30’s] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 8-40]
A quirky kid with low self esteem and a shy demeanor who grows up to be the unique and artsy hero of the story. He will be portrayed from the age of 8 to the page of 40.
[ACTOR 3] [MICHAEL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 30-60]
A brilliant, educated and tortured redneck artist with a heart of gold.
[ACTOR 4] [LEE LEE, FLIGHT ATTENDANT, SEVERAL PEOPLE, DRIVERS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 8-30’s]
Lee Lee is an artsy, open female as well as our hero’s neighbor and love interest who grows up alongside him.
[ACTOR 5] [SHILOH, OLDER WOMEN, SEVERAL PEOPLE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20’s]
Shiloh is Slash’s first girlfriend. She is a brazen, narcissistic and dead-head who destroys Slash throughout the script.
[ACTOR 6] [DAISY, SEVERAL PEOPLE, DRIVERS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20’s]
Daisy is Slash’s second girlfriend. A wholesome, beautiful woman who values a laid back organic lifestyle.
[ACTOR 7] [RALEIGH, BALD GIRL, FEMALE VOICE, FEMALE HIKER, FRANCES, GIRL IN CROWD] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20’s-70’s]
Raleigh is a free-sprit filled with surprises who meets Slash on an airplane and marries him.
[ACTOR 8] [DEIRDRE, DR. RUTH, LOUISE, MAC 1, TWINS, MRS. SCHNEIDER, MRS. TYLER, VERA, OLDER WOMEN, EVERYONE, RECEPTIONIST, SAVANNAH’S MOM, SHAKTI, SPORTS FAN 1, SYLVIA, BEVERLY] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 5-70’s]
These are all female characters ranging from Slash’s five year old twin sister, to his thesis advisor to Dr. Ruth.
[ACTOR 9] [FIRE BLOSSOM, MAC 2, TWINS, PROFESSOR MAYA, ROSARIO, SAVANNAH, SUNDANCER, TINA FEY, VERRA, OLDER WOMEN, GLADYS, INTERCOM, HOSTESS, MAIN, MAUDE ON TV, NURSE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 5-80’s]
These are all female characters ranging from a hippy to Tina Fey to Slash’s yiddish -speaking Mom to a Polish diner waitress.
[ACTOR 10] [BURT, DR. BASKERVILLE, DR. HOFFMAN, GERRY, GLENN, FISHERMAN, GRADY, HARVEY, DRIVERS, SEVERAL PEOPLE, HERBERT, EVERYONE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20’s – 50’s]
These are all male characters ranging from a University Professor to a redneck grocery store owner to a mild and meek seventh day adventist.
[ACTOR 11] [LENNY, LEORY, ORBIT, PROFESSOR HARMAN, RUSSELL, SANJAY, THE CANNON, ASTROL Al, TRUCK DRIVER, UNCLE PIERRE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20’s-70’s]
These are all male characters ranging from a mentally unstable whirling dervish instructor to a roommate from India to Slash’s French-speaking Uncle.
[ACTOR 12] [ASIAN MAN, BANDMATES, HAROLD ON TV, BLACK GUY, BROGAN, BUSINESSMAN, CAJUN MAN, CEO, COACH, DOCTOR, DOCTOR WITH NO EYES, DONOVAN, DRIVERS, EVEL KNIEVEL, FOOTBALL PLAYERS, HOMELESS MAN, HOST, HOWARD COSELL, JUDGE CHAPMAN, MALE HIKER, MALE NURSE, MAN 1, MAN 2, MC, PETER CRISS, PILOT, PRINCIPAL, RONALD, ROOMATES, SAM, SEVERAL PEOPLE, SHAMAN, SIX, SOMEONE, SPORTS FAN 2, WIDE-EYED MAN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 17-50’S]
These are all male characters ranging from a cajun hunter to an eccentric artist to a Hawaiian shaman.