SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Jamie Boller
SYNOPSIS: In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.
DECEMBER 10 - 12, 2022
Saturday 12/10 at 3:00, Sunday 12/11 at 7:00. Invited callbacks Monday 12/12 at 7:00
Location: Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis TN 38104
Directed by: Jamie Boller
Needed: 3 female-presenting, 3 male-presenting, 1 gender nonspecific. (Character details below)
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR ALL RACES, ETHNICITIES, ABILITIES, OR OTHER
Audition Material: Readings from the script and some movement. Sides will be posted here soon.
Rehearsal Dates: Late March, 2023.
Production Dates: May 5 – 21, 2023
More info: 901-484-3467
IMPORTANT: All participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid. Please bring your CDC card.
TEACHER - is played by a disembodied, androgynous voice with a strange, slightly accented way of talking.
JOAN - wears a lot of clothes and jewelry from India. She is a therapist and sex educator in colleges, high schools, and in private practice with couples.
JUDY - is Joan's partner. She works at O magazine as a top editor in the art department-a few times a year, she finds herself in the same room with Oprah.
ALICIA - is the kind of person who manages to make a lot of noise even when she's "in silence." She has zippers on her clothes and bag. She has wrappers that must be unwrapped.
NED - has had a severe run of bad luck worse than the worst country western song.
RODNEY - ageless, fit, gorgeous, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and teaches yoga in New York and the Hamptons (in the summer).
JAN - is from a small town in Finland. He is pale and sweet, with a wide-eyed, continually curious air about him, like a little sprite or a woodland creature.