4000 Miles

Production Company
Vagabond Players
Producer(s)
Jeremy Heynen
Director(s)
Dale Kelly
Casting Director(s): 
Dale Kelly
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

This is a non-equity production, no compensation.

Audition Date(s)
Sunday, January 7th & Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Audition Location
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
April 5th – April 22nd, 2018
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Submission Deadline
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Submission Instructions

- To schedule an audition follow this link: http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Vagabond_Players_Audition/4000_Miles
- Actors are welcome to perform a monologue of their choice or pick one from the lobby to read.
- Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Project Synopsis

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. As days turn into weeks, Vera and Leo bond over love, loss, and the difficulties of growing up and growing old. With both humor and heartbreak, 4000 Miles takes an intimate look at the road to self-acceptance — and the unexpected connections we make along the way. A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 4000 Miles is a smart, funny, and penetrating play, which has also been named Time magazine’s Best Play of the year.

Additional Comments: 

All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.(www.vagabondplayers.ca)

Character 1
Leo Joseph-Connell
Age
Can play 21 years old
Gender
Male
Description
Lead role - Grandson to Vera, Leo is in crisis, confused by an on-again, off-again romance, furious with his mother’s incessant meddling, and grieving deeply for his best friend and biking partner, Micah, who is recently deceased.
Character 2
Vera Joseph
Age
Can play 91 years old
Gender
Female
Description
Lead role - Grandmother to Leo, Vera who is a widow for a decade now, lives in a book-lined, rent-controlled two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village. Somewhat frail, but possesses a vitality of spirit, hard of hearing, independent, lively and opinionated.
Character 3
Bec
Age
Can play 21 years old
Gender
Female
Description
Supporting role - Leo's girlfriend, Bec is now studying in New York, but she doesn't want to see him anymore.
Character 4
Amanda
Age
Can play 19 years old
Gender
Female
Description
Supporting role - Amanda is a Chinese-Americanfashion student at Parsons, who Leo brings home from a club to help him forget about Bec,