Proud Mary Theatre Company Seeks Brave Women Actors, Singers, Directors now for our virtual production and fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, The Pussy Grabber Plays (Stories Inspired by the Women Who Came Forward.
This bold and powerful all-woman production will stream on August 27 just as the Assaulter-in-Chief accepts the GOP nomination for president.
Women or Women-Identifying actors,singers, directors, directors needed ASAP. Women of color encouraged to apply. Color Conscious Casting!!!
This is 100% volunteer and 100% of proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of South Carolina.
PLAYS AND ROLES ARE BELOW
Submit your bio/resume, headshot and role you are interested to Sandy Staggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Five Beauty Queens Walk Into a Bar, please email Director Caroline Davis at email@example.com.
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ABOUT THE PLAY
Before the 2016 election, 19 brave women came forward to speak out about their encounters with Donald Trump. Their courage inspired the Women’s March and the #metoo movement, but their stories have been too easily dismissed, forgotten and reduced to a statistic.
The Pussy Grabber Plays is a series of short plays created by some of the most highly acclaimed women writing for theater today. Based on interviews with seven of the women who have spoken out, the plays offer insights into each woman’s life, her decision to stand up, and the fallout she’s faced. Laced with humor, fear, heartbreak and anger, The Pussy Grabber Plays is political theater at its best: telling the untold stories about women who have risked everything to speak truth to power.
The Pussy Grabber Plays premiered at Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater on January 14, 2019. Over 75 volunteers came together to create, direct, produce, act, design and support the show. Six of the seven women whose bravery inspired the plays were able to attend, and joined the casts onstage for a standing ovation from a sold-‐out house at the end of the night.
PLAYS & ROLES AVAILABLE
Based on the bravery of Jill Harth
By Sharyn Rothstein
JILL HARTH is in her 50s, but looks much younger. She’s funny, charming, vivacious. She has had a truly painful year, and that also shows, just underneath. Jill is an incredibly dynamic storyteller, and she should take on the role of the people she talks about onstage (ie stepping into her version of Trump when talking about him).
LUANNE is also in her 50s. She’s smart, impenetrable. She represents a number of women, some of whom have been working for Trump for decades. Just imagine..
Five Beauty Queens Walk Into a Bar
Based on the bravery of Tasha Dixon
By Julia Brownell
Directed by Caroline Davis
SOME ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
Miss South Carolina: blonde, smart
Miss Texas: an entitled beauty queen
Miss Arizona, thoughtful, Cuban-American
Miss Michigan: African American, works at a non-profit
Miss Maine: magnetic
Based on the bravery of Karena Virginia
By Anna Ziegler
M: A woman in her 70s, posh, British accent
K: An American in her 30s-40s, graceful and elegant—but timid
Based on the bravery of Jessica Leeds
By Bess Wohl
Jessica: 70s, silver-haired, centered and definitely real
Megyn Kelly: 40s, blonde, killer, and possibly imaginary
Based on the bravery of Rachel Crooks
By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Michele Colletti
ALL ROLES CAST
MISS USA (A One-Song Musical)
Based on the bravery of Sam Holvey
Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny
Book by Sharyn Rothstein
Sam: 30, strong and athletic, but recently very ill (sings)
Maureen: 30s-60s, a nurse, funny and wise (sings)
Inspired by the women who haven’t come forward
Seeking Director and Cast of color
By Sam Chase
Han: woman of color, 30s-40s, unfussy, unprecious, matter of fact, breezily precise Someone: woman of color, 30s, perhaps same race as Han, comic ability
THE INTERVIEW (A One-Song Musical)
Based on the bravery of Natasha Stoynoff
Lyrics and Book by Natasha Stoynoff
Music and Additional Lyrics by Melissa Li
Natasha: witty, rueful, and pissed off (sings, ideally a high C