Audition Notice

In- Person Auditions

Dates: January 21st, 2024
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Farr-Best Theater
Venue Address: 109 N. Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063

***Callbacks (if needed) will be held Tuesday night, December 5th, at 7pm.

First rehearsal date: Dec 12, 2023
(Rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday evenings 7-9:30PM and Saturday afternoons 1-6PM. Call times will vary each rehearsal.)

To sign up for auditions, please click on one of the “Audition Form” buttons.

All rehearsals will be held in Mansfield. Performances will take place at The Farr-Best Theatre in downtown Mansfield.

Seeking adult actors only (18 and up). Actors of ALL racial and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to audition. Seeking actors with strong vocal, comedic, and improv skills.

Local DFW actors only. No stipend or housing is available at this time.

In this group audition, we will be asking auditionees to do a cold reading from the script. You can find the sides that will be used on our website/audition page.

All roles are available, non-equity, volunteer. 

To sign up for auditions, please click on one of the “Audition Form” buttons.

All rehearsals will be held in Mansfield. Performances will take place at The Farr-Best Theatre in downtown Mansfield.

In this group audition, we will be asking auditionees to do a cold reading from the script. You can find the sides that will be used on our website/audition page.

All roles are available, non-equity, volunteer. 

Wanna know more?

Check out excerpts from the script

Performances

Dates: April 5 – 14, 2024

Venue: Farr-Best Theater
Venue Address: 109 N. Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063

Synopsis

Clinically Un-Depressed is a two act play, a dramatic comedy, where Cole Black, a boy with a chemical imbalance which renders him unable to be sad or angry, changes everyone around him. The story is told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran, Millard Anderson, who is the grumpy old man of the neighborhood. His main pleasure in life is yelling at kids from his front porch. Most kids run, but Cole sticks around, starts talking to him and transforms Milliard’s miserable life into something wonderful. Cole’s father, Blake Black, a high-strung lawyer, is psychologically abusive to his wife and Cole. But his father is a source of fascination to Cole as he tries to understand the emotions which are a mystery to him. Because Cole responds differently, people have to respond to him differently. The school bully becomes his best friend, the uppity girl becomes his girlfriend, he becomes his boss’s go-to person for how to run a business and other lives are changed.

Roles

ALL roles are available:

MILLARD ANDERSON: Male – Over 50. The grumpy old man of the neighborhood. He is a Vietnam Veteran, gunsmith, and avid gardener.

COLE BLACK: Male – Under 20. A boy with a brain chemistry condition which will not allow him to be angry or sad. He appears as a 12-year old and 17 year old.

LINDA BLACK: Female – Over 30. Cole’s mother. She spans the ages of a new mother to the mother of a 17-year old. Linda is a generally nice person but is psychologically beaten down at the start of the play by her husband, Blake.

BLAKE BLACK: Make – Over 30. Cole’s father. He spans the ages of a new father to the
father of a 17-year-old. A high-paid lawyer with anger issues. That changes as the play progresses.

JIMMY MASTERS: Male – Under 20. School bully of the 12-year-old Cole.

SANDY: Female – under 20. Counter clerk at Big Bite Burger and girlfriend of 17-year old Cole.

There are a few roles that are combined allowing one actor more stage time.

Male – Over 30.
   DEAN: Thug who robs Cole.
   JIM MASTERS: Jimmy’s father.

Male – Over 30.
   MR. THOMPSON: Big Bite Burger customer.
   MR. BROWN: Expecting father in waiting room.

Female – Over 30.
   NANCY MASTERS: Jimmy’s mother.
   NURSE: Nurse in maternity ward (Male or female)
   MRS. BARNS: Owner of Big Bite Burger

Female – Over 30.
   MRS. REYNOLDS: Defending attorney
   AMELIA ANDERSON: Millard’s wife. Only appears at the very end of the play. Her Age could be from a young woman to an older lady.
   MRS. LATHAM: Old woman in Cole’s line at Big Bite Burger.

Questions?