Auditions: A New Brain-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1549056
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-02-17
Audition Date 12-10-17 Submission deadline 12-09-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Songwriter Gordon Schwinn works at his piano to meet a deadline, irritated because he must write a song about spring for the children’s television host Mr. Bungee, who dresses as a frog. Gordon takes a break from his writing and meets his best friend Rhoda at a restaurant. During lunch, he clutches his head and falls face first into his meal and is taken to the hospital.

Role # 1 Gordon Michael
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Composer who awakes in a hospital after collapsing on a plate of ziti. Vulnerable, lovable and sarcastic.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Homeless Lady
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Wise and yet bitter and tough. She is a commentator, a one-woman Greek chorus who, like the God-Devil figure Leading Player in Pippin, steps into the action and moves events forward.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Rhoda
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Gordon’s business manager and best friend. Strict but totally devoted to Gordon.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Waitress/Nancy D.
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The waitress is overbearing and an overzealous fangirl. Nancy is a cruel, thin nurse. Always condescending.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Mr. Bungee
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Gordon’s arch nemesis, the megalomaniac director/producer and star of his own children’s television show, Mr. Bungee’s Lily Pad.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Richard
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A kind and compassionate nurse. Sweet, but underneath lies a dark, self-deprecating sense of humor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Dr. Jafar Berenstein
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An unsympathetic doctor. Cold, impatient, a little weird – and also abandoning. The night before Gordon’s surgery he ducks out because he has tickets to see Chicago that night.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 The Minister
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A hospital employee with a bit of a drinking problem.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Roger Delli-Bovi
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Gordon’s charming and affectionate boyfriend. Only Roger can bring a calmness to Gordon’s chaos.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Mimi Schwinn
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Gordon’s very loving yet unstable mother. Gordon and his mother have a very volatile, sometimes hostile relationship, but there is profound love there.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60