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The Calorie Counters

The Cuckoo's Theater Project is seeking identity-specific actors to submit for the upcoming production of THE CALORIE COUNTERS by Molly Wagner, directed by Melissa Golden.

About CALORIE COUNTERS (from Playwright): Maggie’s sister, Jordan, has just gotten engaged, and the wedding practically all planned out, from the centerpieces to the napkin colors, to the bridesmaids dresses—the bridesmaids dresses that are only carried up to a size 12. There’s just one problem. Maggie is nowhere near a size 12. Determined to not disrupt her sister’s big day, Maggie finds guidance in a weight-loss group called The Calorie Counters. As Jordan buries herself in her wedding arrangements and Maggie uproots her life for the chance to fit in, the sisters begin to discover secrets that they had kept hidden from each other and themselves. In a world devoted to Pinterest wedding boards and inspirational fitness blogs, The Calorie Counters looks at the things we try too hard to prove to others and to ourselves, and how we can hide from our bodies or use them to shield us from the things that scare us most.
Audition Date: Auditions will be held Saturday, December 8th, 12pm-6pm, with callbacks expected on Saturday, December 15th, 5pm-8pm.
Audition Location: Auditions and callbacks will be held at 7077 N Ashland Blvd Chicago 60626.
Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: Role: $100 stipend Understudy: $80 stipend
Type/Restrictions: Maggie: A kind-hearted, somewhat reserved, hard working young woman who’s mostly working on being the kind of person who cares less about what people think. Early-Mid 20’s, female-identified, cis, size 16+, any race/ethnicity actor

Alex: Quintessential “boy” next door and one of the only people in Maggie’s life who sees a person and not a type. Early-Mid 20’s, male-identified or non-binary, average build, any race/ethnicity actor

Nick: Jordan’s fiance and your typical tinder hook-up with the attitude to boot; a relatively decent guy who just happens to have his foot perpetually stuck in his mouth. Mid-Late 20’s, male-identified, average to athletic build, non-white actor

Charlie u/s: Maggie’s first friend at Calorie Counters who acts as a weight-loss guide and is Maggie’s biggest cheerleader, even if his intentions are slightly self-interested. Mid-Late 20’s, male-identified, size 16+, any race/ethnicity actor

Alex u/s: Male-identified or non-binary, average build, any race/ethnicity actor

Nick u/s: Male, average to athletic build, non-white actor

Time Commitment: Rehearsals begin Jan. 28, 2019 Production dates are March 18-April 20 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm (No Thursday performances March 21 and 28)
Material To Prepare: Material To Prepare: One comedic monologue, 1-2 min in length.
Audition Posted on: 11/27/2018


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