Auditions announced for Unexpected Stage’s production of Carly Mensch’s Oblivion.

Auditions and callbacks will be held in March. Rehearsals begin in June, and production runs from July 13, 2017 to August 6, 2017.

Praised as “smart, sassy and rewarding” by the New York Times, Oblivion examines the nature of belief in the 21st century, through the lens of one family’s interactions. Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take great pride in their secular humanist approach to parenting. But when their 16-year-old daughter, Julie, decides to become a Christian, their laid-back, open-minded facade comes crashing down.

Character Breakdowns

PAM – 40s A secular mother, raising her teenage daughter to be open minded, soon discovers that her liberalism only goes so far.
DIXON – 40s an author and hold-over hippie who prefers to let his wife drive. Also secular–he attempts to be the peacekeeper in the household between his wife and his daughter’s competing ideologies.
JULIE – 16–A high schooler with a sharp mind and a sharp tongue finding her independent streak–discovering the need to find a passion which leads to objections from her liberal parents.
BERNARD – 16–Best friends with Julie–a Christian, Korean-American teenager with a passion for film and filmmaking—especially worshipful of critic Pauline Kael.

Auditions are by invitation. Please email a headshot and resume to Dawn Thomas Reidy, Casting Director at casting@unexpectedstage.org. Actors selected to audition will be contacted with details about the timing, location, and preparation for the audition.

Unexpected Stage Company welcomes and encourages actors of all backgrounds to audition.

Interested in volunteering with Unexpected Stage?  We have a range of positions available! Please email rachel@unexpectedstage.org for more information.