Auditions: "As Is" By William Hoffman

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Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park says
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the William Hoffman drama, "As Is", on:

Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. OR
Sunday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m.

To audition, just show up anytime during those hours. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The play will run 2 weekends:
July 10-13 and 16-20
(Thursday, Fridays, Saturday, and Mondays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.)

The director is Wade Hair.

Winner of the Obie and Drama Desk Awards, this powerful, deeply affecting play was originally presented Off-Broadway by the Circle Repertory Company, and then transferred to Broadway where it was nominated for a Tony Award. Centering on the relationship between an HIV-positive man and his ex-lover who returns to his side in his time of need, As Is portrays the confusion and fear that gripped the nation as the disease first spread. As Is is a bold, touching play that pays reverence to the resilience of those it affected with humor and compassion.

ALL roles are available.

Rehearsal schedule:
Tuesday-Thursday, June 16-18, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, June 23-25, 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, June 30-July 2, 7-10 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, July 6-9, 7-? (tech week)

Roles:
RICH (mid 20s to mid 30s) - a writer who contracts the AIDS virus

SAUL (mid 20s to mid 30s) - Rich's ex-lover who returns to care for him

HOSPICE WORKER (Female, 30-50) - opens and closes each act with monologues

CHET (early 20s) - Rich's new younger boyfriend

LILY (mid 20s to mid 30s) - an actress and friend of Rich and Saul

BROTHER (30s-40s) - Rich's older brother who has never been comfortable with Rich's lifestyle

2 men and 1 woman (any age) that will portray multiple characters: doctors, drug dealers, people with AIDS, nurses, hospital workers, AIDS hotline counselors, bartender, etc.
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