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Audition Notice for The Little Dog Laughed at GWC

The Little Dog Laughed 

by Douglas Carter Beane 

Directed by Jill Cary Martin

Performance Dates: April 6-8, 2018 in the Stage West Theatre @ Golden West College


Hollywood thrives on sexual and professional secrecy. In this tabloid age where big stars go on television and jump around like heartsick schoolboys, what we really love is all the gossip! A Tony-Award nominee for Best Play, The Little Dog Laughed is a comedic satire about truth and illusion Hollywood-style where characters express themselves with a rationalized sophistication that lowly mortals only wish they could have in real life. The four characters are a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter’s naive, needy girlfriend. These characters are full of unadulterated ambition that makes people forgo sleep, ethics, regular meals and personal lives. 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences. 

Character Descriptions: 

Mitchell – Hollywood star on the rise. A closeted homosexual torn between what he truly wants and what other people want from him. Male – 20’s to early 30’s.

Diane – Acerbic, cynical, driven, and very, VERY Hollywood. The only person more important than her client Mitchell is herself. Female – mid-20’s to mid 40’s.

Alex – NYC rent boy. Alex is very naïve for someone who has experienced so much. He is jaded, yet remarkably idealistic. Love interest for Mitchell. He is also boyfriend/best friend/only friend to Ellen. Male – early 20’s.

Ellen – NYC party girl. Ellen has made a living being kept by much older men, while still sleeping with Alex. Tough yet innocent, and just damaged enough to make her interesting. Female – early 20’s.

Audition: Wednesday December 6 or Thursday December 7 at 7:00 PM 

Note: At auditions, actors will read from the script. Sides will be provided at the audition. No monologue required. Please bring a picture and resume if you have one. Auditions will be held at the Golden West College complex, Stage West Theater, 15751 Gothard Street at Center Avenue, Huntington Beach. Parking for the theater complex is in the Gothard Street student parking lot. There is no fee for parking for these auditions.

Cast must be available to begin rehearsals February 13 @ 6:30 PM. Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursdays from 6:30PM to 9:30 PM. Cast members will be called only when needed. All cast required for tech week and performances, April 1-8.

If cast in this production, actors must enroll in a 2-unit college course. Some Guest Artists exemptions are available.

All Roles Open. All ethnicities encouraged to audition!

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