Directed by Lara Mielcarek


Sign Up: Email Patrick@blankcanvastheatre.com to sign up for one of the below dates and include your ideal date for auditioning.


Audition Date: Tuesday February 12th


Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

(ALL ACTORS are asked to arrive by 7pm. If you can not make it at 7pm, please inform us in your email) 


What to prepare: Readings will be from the script. No monologues required. A general familiarity with the play will be beneficial to your audition. A headshot and resume is appreciated. 


Performance Dates: April 5 -20. Shows will be Thursday-Saturday. Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm. (Show will close on a Saturday night)


Rehearsals: Will begin March 11th and will be Sunday-Thursdays. Typically 7pm-10pm, though Sundays will be 6pm-10pm. This is only a FOUR week rehearsal period. 


Pay: Blank Canvas Theatre dedicates 20% of the net profit to the cast of each show. The cast splits this evenly.

*There are no Equity contracts available for this show. 


Audition Location:  

Blank Canvas Theatre                                 

1305 78th Street, Suite 211 (at 78th Street Studios)                                 

Cleveland, OH 44102                                

(Click here for directions or visit our website at www.blankcanvastheatre.com)

 

The Story

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? A translation of a French-language play, Art is about one man, Serge, who buys an expensive painting, a white canvas with a few white lines, and the reactions of his friends, Marc and Yvan, to his purchase. Marc responds with shock and anger; for him, Serge's purchase of the painting is a cruel joke. Yvan tries to mediate the hostility between Serge and Marc, at the cost of redirecting them to himself. As the conversations moves from the theoretical to the personal, the three friends are forced to ask questions not only about the nature of art, but about the nature of friendship.  


Character Breakdown  

* The age range for each character is flexible and all ethnicities and body types will be considered. 

Serge: (Male 30-70) Just spent $200,000 on an (almost) all-white painting. A dermatologist in crisis, Serge loves 'postmodernism,' 'post-structuralism,' and more so loves being the kind of guy to use these terms. Craves validation.

Marc: (Male 30-70) Hates modern art. Thinks Serge's purchase is bullshit, and expresses it readily. He is infuriated by what Serge is becoming, and spares no feelings in telling him so.

Yvan: (Male 30-70) The least stubborn. A guy who values relationships more than things. The peacemaker between Marc and Serge, willing to mediate even if it means treading lightly or changing his artistic ideals. He just wants to preserve his relationships, and it’s driving him insane.

 

 If you have any questions feel free to contact us at patrick@blankcanvastheatre.com. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!