Macha Monkey Productions

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Audition Notice: …And Starring Claire from Hollywood


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Macha Monkey Productions announces auditions on 2/26 and 3/4 for the world premiere comedy …And Starring Claire from Hollywood by Jim Moran, directed by Amy Poisson this May, 2017.

Auditions will be held at Theatre of Puget Sound from noon to 4pm on Sunday 2/26 and from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Saturday 3/4. Please sign up to obtain an audition space.

Performance info


…And Starring Claire from Hollywood by Jim Moran
Directed by Amy Poisson
Produced by Macha Monkey Productions
Preview 5/4, Performing Thursday – Saturday evenings 5/5- 6/3 (no performances Memorial Day weekend 5/25, 5/26, 5/27)
All performances at 18th and Union in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

About …And Starring Claire from Hollywood


IN A WORLD…specifically in a serene town on the Oregon coast, a struggling Hollywood actress, Claire Zimmer, returns home. Long past her hit TV show and peak at fame Claire agrees to star in the Prospect Cover Summer Theatre production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Chaos ensues when Hollywood and community theatre egos clash in this farcical tale of coming home and starting again.

Available roles

Casting for the following roles:
CLAIRE- A strong, smart and physically fit woman finds herself in the middle of a crisis, in the middle of her life, in the middle of a small town. She is on a journey making unusual choices while looking for the next phase in her life.

JANA- searching for the truth through psychic and personal connections. She believes Claire was sent from the stars to guide her. She is open to all things and strangely becomes a guidepost for Claire, on her journey.

KANDI - a highly capably theatre nerd/movie buff, a huge sci-fi fan and a fan of Claire Zimmers', generally happy to be alive and live in her town with her girlfriend and loves salt-water taffy.

BRAD - a talented young actor, a starry-eyed romantic deeply enamored with Claire, and looking for his next career step, shy, and handsome.

LEO- a hero in his own eyes, star of the stage, he rules the roost at Prospect Cove Community theatre. Leo has secret hopes and dreams and resents Claire for outshining him in his kingdom. He seems to know everyone in this small town and has a peculiar propensity for providing snacks.

Schedule an audition


To schedule an audition, please email Macha Monkey’s Artistic Director, Kristina S. Rowell at kristinas@machamonkey.org. Actors must prepare a contemporary comedic monologue not to exceed 2 minutes in length. 5 minute audition slots are available between the hours of noon and 4pm on Sunday 2/26 and between the hours of noon and 2:30pm on Saturday 3/4.

Rehearsal info


Rehearsals begin mid-March 2017 and will be evenings and some weekends through March and April. Exact rehearsal schedule TBD. Load in, tech, and dress rehearsals Sunday 4/30 through 5/3. Preview performance on May 4th, opening night May 5th. Performances will be Thursday, Fri, Sat at 8:00 p.m. through June 3rd. No performances Memorial Day weekend (5/25, 5/26, and 5/27).

About Macha Monkey


Macha Monkey Productions is a non-profit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative education programs, and staging new theatrical works which feature strong female characters.

Macha Monkey Productions envisions a world where fearless female voices thrive. machamonkey.org

…And Starring Claire from Hollywood


Coming in May at 18th and Union Macha Monkey Productions proudly presents the world premiere of ...And Starring Claire from Hollywood by Jim Moran. Directed by Amy Poisson.

...And Starring Claire from Hollywood is a behind-the-scenes comedy of a former Hollywood actress’s foray into a community summer theatre production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives.

Playing at 18th and Union, an arts space in Seattle: 1406 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, https://18thandunion.org/.

Special Pay-what-you-can Preview May 4th 
Opening Night May 5th
Running Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm from May 5th - June 3rd (No shows Memorial Day Weekend)

Tickets will be available soon. Check back here for details!