Equinox Theatre Company Announces Auditions for
“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”
By Bert V. Royal
Directed by Deb Flomberg
Equinox Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.” Auditions will be held Monday, August 24 from 7 PM to 9 PM at The John Hand Theatre/Colorado Free University Facility. It is scheduled for room 206, but there will be signs posted the day of the auditions directing you to the correct room. Callbacks are scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 at the same location.
About the show:
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.
4 Men and 4 Women (Mid to late 20s, as the show will be cast with older actors)
- CB: The main character, intensely saddened over the death of his dog, forced to question both his sexuality and his social status.
- CB’s Sister: Goth, though her personality and personas change during the play.
- Van: The philosopher, now a pothead with a crush on CB’s Sister.
- Matt: The former dirty kid is now a germophobe, sex-obsessed and homophobic football player and CB’s best friend.
- Beethoven: The school outcast, a recluse but brilliant piano player
- Tricia: A pretty party girl
- Marcy: Tricia’s side-kick, fellow party girl
- Van’s Sister: CB’s old friend who had been institutionalized for setting the Little Red Haired girl’s hair on fire.
Performances will be November 13 through December 5 at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. All performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings, with one Industry Night, to be determined. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at the callbacks.
Please prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue, and bring a headshot and resume as well as any conflicts you have from August 26 through December 5. If you are asked to callbacks, there will be cold readings from the script.