IF WE GOT SOME MORE COCAINE
I COULD SHOW YOU HOW I LOVE YOU
A play by John O’Donovan
A raucous, thorny romantic queer drama - on a rooftop.
Email Creative Producer Leila Enright to book a time and receive audition material; email@example.com
Send your expressions of interest with;
* Your availability in January for rehearsals and February for the season
*A headshot and cv
*Your preferred audition day in the week commencing 10 December
ABOUT THE PLAY
On the night of drug-fuelled robbery, Mikey and Casey find themselves hiding out on a rooftop in small town Ireland. They’re also in love. As they wait out the police guard, a quiet tragedy unfolds of those left behind by a nation’s jagged progress.
Director Warwick Doddrell (Stupid Fucking Bird, LIE WITH ME), creative producer Leila Enright and designer Jeremy Allen (Home Invasion, Ironbound) bring this stunning Australian Premier to KXT coinciding with the 2019 Mardi Gras Festival. This hilarious, complicated play of ideas is a thrilling character piece exploring love, identity and illegal substances.
A caustic character piece
The dialogue pops and crackles
Mikey and Casey are partners in crime, best friends and lovers. Their love feels heart-breakingly real, simultaneously sincere and playful. The play is an intimate conversation, revealing the violence and homophobia that they experience as part and parcel of their existence, these lads seem rough and tough.
The text calls for intimacy between the two characters,and will be negotiated between the performers.
Mikey (Early 20’s, from Ennis Ireland)
Self-described ‘rogue’. As a proudly out, gay man in a rural Irish town, Mikey has always had to fight for acceptance and respect. Mikey’s cheeky, larrikin facade is undercut by his desperation. Physically energetic, smart and charismatic, this is an opportunity to play the consummate Irish charmer, stripping back the layers to reveal the dark depths behind the laughs.
Casey (18, from South London, POC)
A perennial outsider. From Croydon, Casey has created his own mask to retreat from the complex pressures of his drug dealer stepfather, oblivious mother and the community. Casey is Mikey’s best friend and closeted lover, and has his own scars to bare. An antidote to Mikey’s charm and larrikinism, but not without his own sense of humour, Casey is more serious, burdened by difficult decisions. This is an opportunity to realise a character trapped in a vice and desperate to escape, amidst the joy and turmoil of young love.
Rehearsals 4 Days a week. January (TBC)
Bump in Feb 4th
Season Feb 8 - 23