Audition for Smartmouth's 4th full production. Written by local playwright Gemma Irish, the script follows the comical office drama of a founding CEO about to retire. Will the company's first and only female executive step up or the smooth VP of Finance? Directed by Jenna Papke.
Performing at Phoenix Theater April 5-14, 2019.
Age is important to this show, so we are working very hard to find actors of the correct age to play these characters, as generational differences is an important part of the story.
CAST OF CHARACTERS (5W, 3M)
SAMANTHA Female, 50s, white. VP of Operations. A trailblazer with a strong bullshit meter. Super smart. A highly functional alcoholic.
SUMMER Female, mid-20s, any race. SAMANTHA’s assistant. Fresh-faced and optimistic. Very,
very good at turning chaos into order, and enjoys doing so.
CHUCK Male, 60s or 70s, white. CEO of Dapper Purple Plushie Co. Sometimes forgets his company has grown and he can’t control every single decision.
COOKIE Female, late 30s, any race. CHUCK’s assistant. Ruthless, smart, savvy. Can read
people in an instant. Holds her cards very close to the vest.
GLEN Male, 40s, any race. VP of Marketing. Is he an outside-the-box innovator, or a crazy
person? (What’s the difference?) Rooted in strategy and business acumen even if his creative ideas don’t always pan out.
ROSE Female, 20s-30s, any race. GLEN’s assistant. Friendly with SUMMER. Irreverent, creative,
ROLAND Male, 40s or 50s, any race. VP of Finance. A company man. Very literal.
CAROL Female, mid-50s, any race. ROLAND’s assistant. Old school. Wears turtlenecks under knitted vests. Super intelligent with a little IDGAF that has come with age.
|| Kelliann Kary