AUDITIONS! June 22, 23 (Callbacks June 24) 2015 WICA Season Opener: Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Phil Jordan


  • WICA 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA, 98260 United States

Dead Man’s Cell Phone – Theatre Series
…a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Phil Jordan

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café... A stranger at the next table who has had enough... And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean HouseEurydice, and In the Next Room. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

General Auditions will be held Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, beginning at 6:00 pm each evening.  Call Deana Duncan at 221-8276 to schedule a five-minute audition slot.  Prepare a short monologue (less than 4 minutes).  In addition to your monologue, you may (if you wish) sing up to 16 bars from a song of your choice.  There will be no accompaniment, songs must be performed a capella.  Callbacks will take place Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm

Dead Man’s Cell Phone will have a cast of 10 actors, at least 4 women and at least 2 men.  The play won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008. 

Dead Man’s Cell Phone . . .

·         . . . is a modern psychological thriller,

·         . . . is a screwball romantic comedy,

·         . . . is an inspiring tale of love and redemption,

·         . . . is all of the above.  And none of the above.

Be a part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' Theatre Series season opener, featuring one of America’s great young female playwrights.  Everyone is encouraged to audition.