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Invited Call-Backs: "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)"

  • Reduxion Theatre Company 201 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK, 73102 United States

Invited Call-Backs

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) is a play by Sarah Ruhl. It concerns the early history of the vibrator, when doctors used it as a clinical device to bring women to orgasm as treatment for "hysteria." Other themes include Victorian ignorance of female sexual desire, motherhood, breastfeeding, and jealousy.[1] The play was nominated for three 2010 Tony Awards.[2] In February 2009, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) premiered atBerkeley Rep.[17][18] The play opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre with previews starting on October 22, 2009 and an official opening in November 2009. This marked Ruhl's Broadway debut.[19] The play explores the history of the vibrator, developed for use as a treatment for women diagnosed with hysteria. In the Next Room was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama[5] and was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Best Featured Actress, and Best Costume.[20]

Ruhl explains, "One physician quoted in the book [The Technology of the Orgasm] argued that at least three-fourths of women had ailments that could be cured by the vibrator. Which is kind of stunning. The economy for vibrators, even then, was vast; I mean, it was a million-dollar enterprise".[9]

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Rehearsals begin April 26

Opening Night June 3 | Closing Night June 26

All Performances to be held in the CitySpace Theatre, Civic Center Music Hall

DIRECTOR (click name for bio)

Tonia Sina

DATE AND TIME

Initial Cold Read: Tuesday, April 12: 7p - 10p (no sign-up required | first-come first seen)

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 13: 7p - 10p (times will be assigned if called back)

AUDITION LOCATION

Civic Center Music Hall

DETAILS ABOUT THE AUDITION

Bring one hard copy of your head shot and resume

Be prepared to read from the script

DETAILS ABOUT THE PLAY & CHARACTERS*

*please note: this is a play that involves matters of an adult nature, and some actors may be asked to perform scenes of an intimate nature with partial nudity.

Characters (sides may be found by clicking on each character name):

Dr. Givings: A man in his 40’s who is a specialist in genealogical and hysterical disorders. He is fascinated by the marvels of technology and what they can do for his patients.

Catherine Givings: The Doctor’s wife, a woman in her late 20’s. She is only a bystander in her husband's world - listening at the door from the next room as he treats his female patients”.

Sabrina Daldry: a patient with hysteria, a woman in her early 30’s

Dick Daldry: Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his 40’s or 50’s

Elizabeth: an African American woman in her early 30’s, “a wet nurse by default”.

Leo Irving: A well traveled and artistic Englishman in his 20’s or 30’s, another patient of the Dr.

AnnieLate 30s. Annie is Dr. Givings’ assistant and midwife in his private practice

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

For additional questions, please email:

casting@reduxiontheatre.com