4 non-Equity contracts are available for Kenneth Jones’s new play, “Hollywood, Nebraska,” directed by Scott Alan Evans, artistic director of off-Broadway’s The Actors Company Theater
(TACT). Jones’s play “Alabama Story” premiered at Pioneer Theater Company in 2015 and will have had productions in 10 cities by the spring of 2018. “Hollywood, Nebraska” is his latest play. “Hollywood, Nebraska” takes place in the panhandle of Nebraska, where two actresses of a certain age are making a homecoming in their small town. Jane’s in from L.A. to check up on her ailing mother. Andrea’s back from New York to bury her father. A romantic, rueful new comedy about the urge to be creative, the itch to move away and the ache of reconnecting with the family and feelings that you left behind.
Pay and Housing are provided for all actors. Rehearsals begin Aug. 21 and the show closes Sept. 17.
JANE, 40s. A talented L.A.-based actress, twice-divorced and ready for reinvention. Tough exterior, defensive about where she is in her career but has a cool, laid back, independent confidence of a leading lady you’d see on television. The sort of person who is used to being right.
ROBERT, early 50s. A widower, a carpenter/contractor native to Nebraska. Salt of the earth. An idealized “regular guy” — a veteran, a great dad, entrepreneurial/self-employed and optimistic.
Can flirt but when exposed can be taciturn.
ANDREA, 40s. A New York actress clinging to the illusion that she is/was a successful actress.
No edit button. A delicious, dark-humored object of desire unlike anyone in this small-town. A creature whose well of sadness/disappointment is deep. Ideally, an actress with piano/singing skill but not a must.
LANCE, 30s, can look younger. Salt of the earth worker-bee. Not worldly, not deep. A catch without knowing it. A survivor. Hides a hidden artistic talent. Ideally, an actor with piano skill but not a must.