MBS Productions will be presenting 7 Plays in 7 Days from February 19 through the 25, 2018. 7 Plays in 7 Days is a mini-theatre festival in which every night a new world premiere will be presented. These are staged readings of brand new works from established, previously-produced playwrights from all over North America being helmed by some of DFWs most versatile directors. Each play will be presented twice during the festival week and are directed by various theatre directors throughout the Metroplex. Since we are casting a total of 7 plays we are looking for a wide variety of actor and ethnicities with ages ranging from 15 years of age to 65.
Please note that certain plays do require certain ethnicities while others do not. We’ve indicated the roles in the plays where race is a key factor in the script, otherwise the roles are open to all races. Actors may be cast in one or more of the plays.
Also, be aware that these are staged readings not fully mounted productions. Each play will only have a handful of rehearsals.
The plays presented are:
Stainless by Mark-Brian Sonna, directed by Mike Hathaway
A middle aged father leads a perfect life: He's happily married, his children love him, he has a successful career. The problem? His life is mundane. Now that he has achieved success what else does life have to offer? This confounding and provocative play explores the psychological disintegration of man who within a week withdraws from life for seemingly no reason.
1 male mid 40’s
1 male 17
1 female mid 40’s
1 female 30’s
1 female 20’s
2 men 30-50
When Herod Came to Georgia by James McLindon, directed by LeeAnn Ducker
Based on a true story: Evaline is an enslaved woman whose daughter has been taken hostage by her owners to ensure Evaline does not reveal to Sherman’s Army the gold hidden on the property. Rebekah, Evaline’s mistress, assures Evaline that she was against the idea, and is sure her father will return her daughter safely once the danger has passed. Cobb is a poor rebel deserter and Brock, a wealthy, oafish escaped Union officer, find their way to Evaline's home and go into hiding. What she doesn't know is that Cobb knows about the treasure and has come to find it, with Brock’s help if he can persuade him. As the play progresses, all four must decide whom they can trust, as past lies and past sins are discovered or confessed.
1 black woman 20-30
1 white woman 20-30
2 white men 20-30.
Wait. Aren't they Dead? by Joe Major, directed by LisaAnne haram
Even after death, the feud continues! In this "Airplane!" meets "Baby Jane" style stage parody, Oscar winners Bette Davis and Joan Crawford return to the big screen in a schlock horror film from 1967 that was initially buried by the studio after a jealous Kate Hepburn sabotaged its release. But now, thanks to the Yesteryear Film Society's "theatrical" screening of this lost gem, film fans everywhere can finally see Davis & Crawford's most transcendent film that all but defies to the 2 dimensions of cinema!
2 white women 40 – 50
1 woman 20-30
3 men 20 -50
The King of Cage Street by Michael Oatman, directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
D-Bear is an ex-con who lives in the worst section of east Cleveland. Despite his rough path, he has cobbled together a life, purchased a rundown building and is now owner of a landscaping company. His life is filled with hard work, and populated with a pair of colorful characters: Sully, an alcoholic ex-con who works for him and a transgendered prostitute that rents the apartment across the hall. Together this unlikely family finds an uneasy peace in decaying paradise with much hope and humor. This fragile peace is threatened when D-Bear learns that an old enemy he nearly killed many years before is now being released from prison. Will D-bear escape his past or become a victim of it? This play explores the meaning of family, and how difficult it can be to leave the past.
4 black men in their 30 -50
1 black transsexual woman 30’s (role can be played also by either a man or a woman).
The Chicken Coop Stratagem by Mike Schraeder, directed by Charles Ballinger
Margie Kroll is a middle-aged woman who has problems on a biblical scale. She’s trapped in a small town. Her husband is abusive. Her lover has become “born again” and left her. And to top it all off, the bar she owns with her husband, The Chicken Coop, is being picketed every night by the congregation of The Mt. Moriah Bible Church of Jessford, TX. She wants to abandon it all for the sake of finding her independence, identity, and living out her dreams of adventure. When Margie discovers a way out, she must decide upon comprising her moral integrity for the sake of freedom or taking advantage of a small window of opportunity even though it may mean being haunted by its ethical implications for the rest of her life. This comedic drama is an examination of a woman attempting to redefine her life against the staunch expectations of living in a small rural community.
6 men 40’s
2 women 40’s
1 man 20’s
Children of the Night by Joel Frapart & George Morris, Directed by Joel Frapart
Being a vampire father is quite difficult, especially when your three vampire "daughters" won't do as you say. One is waifish, the other is oversexed, and the third one creates chaotic carnage wherever she goes. How best to describe this play?
Think "Fiddler on the Roof", but with vampires.
1 man 40-50
4 women 20-30
4 men 20-30
1 man 50+
David Kicks the Dog by Collin Miller, directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
Arthur is a twenty something painter with schizophrenia who is visited quite frequently by Vanessa who was his friend till she committed suicide. Arthur develops a relationship with Cole, an actor, who ends up in a relationship with Nicholas, a doctor whose specialty is schizophrenia. The question is: are any of these people real?
2 men 20’s
1 woman 20’s
1 man 30- 40.
Auditions will be January 21, 2018 from 7 PM to 11 PM at the MBS Productions rehearsal Space: 8204 Elmbrook, Suite #189, Dallas, TX 75247. We ask that all actors arrive no later than 7:30 pm. Cold reads will be done from the script.