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"Wit" Auditions   - Project ID # 1614175
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   SRN
Location   Germantown, TN Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   07-05-20
Audition Date   Submission Deadline   07-19-20
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Little Rock, AR>Memphis, TN

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her

Role # 1 - Vivian Bearing, Ph.D Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
The play\'s main character and narrator. Tough, curious, dry, much on her dignity (until she\'s no longer able to be), unrelenting, with a visible thirst for knowledge that has not waned over her years of teaching university students. Not to be bothered with people, until her stint at the hospital for treatment forces her to consider the bigger picture. As her disease and its painful treatment progress, she begins to question the values and standards that have always directed her. She faces the concept of her death with humor and energy, until the very end.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Harvey Kelekian, M.D Submit yourself for this role
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Chief of Medical Oncology, responsible for Vivian's treatment and oversees medical fellows, including Jason Posner. Vivian and Kelekian are like-minded peers who speak different languages. Approachable and at times, fatherly. This actor will also play Vivian's father, Mr. Bearing.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Jason Posner, M.D. Submit yourself for this role
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A medical fellow in Dr. Kelekian's Oncology unit responsible for much of Vivian's care. Eager, sharp, intellectual, intense, boastful, and confident. Zero bedside manner, and treats Vivian more like a test subject than a human being, not because he isn't a good person, but because he'd just rather be working in a lab.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Susie Monahan, R.N. Submit yourself for this role
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Vivian's primary care nurse. She is exactly who you would want as a nurse. Though not considered "book smart" she is sweet, compassionate, and nurturing, with a sunny disposition and a wisdom that does not come from books. Susie advises Vivian on difficult medical decisions, simplifying the choices and presenting the humane options in a nonjudgemental way. Susie advocates for compassionate and dignified care for her patient, offering a voice of moderation in a room that overwhelmingly leans to a harsher side.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - E.M. Ashford, Ph.D. Submit yourself for this role
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Professor Ashford is Vivian's college professor and mentor. Though Ashford passed on to Vivian her unrelenting work ethic and thirst for knowledge, she also urged Vivian to find balance in life through personal connection – which she gives to Vivian in her time of need.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Lab Techs Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
Each actor will play distinct characters from each of the above groups. These are roles that drive the action and represent the impact of aspects of Vivian's journey, past and present, continually.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - Clinical Fellows Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
Each actor will play distinct characters from each of the above groups. These are roles that drive the action and represent the impact of aspects of Vivian's journey, past and present, continually.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Vivian's Students Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
Each actor will play distinct characters from each of the above groups. These are roles that drive the action and represent the impact of aspects of Vivian's journey, past and present, continually.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Code Team Submit yourself for this role
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
Each actor will play distinct characters from each of the above groups. These are roles that drive the action and represent the impact of aspects of Vivian's journey, past and present, continually.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -