AUDITIONS & CASTING CALL
AUDITON DETAILS - for "The Kitchen Witches"
Directed by Eric Modyman
Audition Dates: TBA
Performances: January 13 thru February 5, Thursday-Sunday matinees
DOLLY BIDDLE - 50s; She indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible – even if it’s not good for her!? – And her creative imagination knows no bounds. She is intensely proud of her son Stephen, loves to dispense advice along with recipes for cabbage rolls and borscht and hates Isobel Lomax with an intensity usually reserved for detonating nuclear devices.
STEPHEN BIDDLE - 30s; a nervous but decent young man who actually enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his Mom is the star. Somewhat shy, but always reluctant to confront Dolly on her many shortcomings. He’s not a fighter - he’d rather be a lover, but nobody’s asked him yet.
ISOBEL LOMAX -50s; Thinks Martha Stewart could learn something about homemaking from her. Isobel likes people to think she has a much classier background than reality supports; she would never go out without being properly accessorized. At heart, she is a bright funny and articulate woman who has come to terms with the choices she made early in life.
ROB THE CAMERA GUY (or ROBERTA THE CAMERA CHICK) - Non-speaking role (except for one line!). Rob is a young “Goth” inspired person; Stephen is a little afraid of him/her. He/she cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the “live broadcasts” and despite his/her appearance, is generally extremely efficient and precise.
Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!