Inclusive Zoom Auditions 8/3 & 8/4 For HMT’s Socially Distant “Cry It Out”

Jessie is a corporate lawyer in a Manhattan firm. Lina is a community-college dropout and born-and-bred Long Islander. They don’t seem to have anything in common but marooned at home with infants, they strike up a fast friendship. In the yard between their houses as far as their baby monitors will reach-they bond over sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare, and “having it all.” “Cry It Out” by Molly Smith Metzler is a candid comedy about who gets to make which hard choices in the tinderbox of parenthood and class in the United States. Adding to the anxiety of deciding to return to work is the specter of COVID.

The play will be staged outdoors with an inclusive cast (all ethnicities encouraged to audition for all roles) in our present-day Covid-19 reality with social distancing, masks, gloves, wipes, and sanitizer used when necessary.

Poster by Kelly Smith

The health and safety of cast, crew, staff and volunteers at Home Made Theater is of utmost importance. Everyone participating in the production of Cry It Out will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Temperatures will be checked before each rehearsal and performance. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4F then you will be asked to leave. If you are feeling ill or exhibiting the signs of cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and notify the stage manager.
  • Hands must be washed/sanitized before every rehearsal and performance. Sanitizing stations will be provided.
  • Masks will be worn when not onstage if proper social distancing is not possible. Masks are also going to be incorporated into the Socially Distanced staging, but will not be used throughout the play.
  • It MUST be understood, that due to any number of circumstances beyond our control, this production may have to be canceled at any time. Every effort will be made to prevent this, but you know… COVID.

Other guidelines will be presented at the first rehearsal.

This production will be performed outdoors in Saratoga Spa State Park for an invited only audience of 40 persons. More details will be available at the first rehearsal.

Virtual auditions will be by appointment using Zoom

Monday and Tuesday, August 3rd & 4th from 6:30-8:30

Callbacks (if needed) Wednesday, August 5th (evening-tbd)

Performance dates are Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27 and October 3-4 at 3:00pm in
Saratoga Spa State Park adjacent to the Spa Little Theater (outdoors)

Rehearsals will be Sunday through Wednesday starting Sunday, August 17th (no rehearsal September 6 & 7), primarily outdoors in Saratoga Springs.

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