Audition Notice: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Preliminary Auditions

Sunday, October 13th 2:00-5:00 PM


Tuesday, October 15th 7:00-10:00 PM

Audition Notice: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By: Sarah Ruhl
Director/Choreographer: Becky Price

Where: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048

Audition Details:
Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Headshot and resume requested.Please email stage manager Greg Smith at to schedule an audition date and time or with any questions. Familiarity with the script, language and playwright’s style is highly encouraged.

Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays 5:00-8:00, Mondays and Thursdays 7:00-10:00. Rehearsals start November 10th. Possible additional rehearsal days if needed as showtime approaches. Tech – Saturday, January 11th-Wednesday, January 15th

Performance Schedule:

Week One
Friday, Jan 17, at 8 PM
Saturday, Jan 18, at 8 PM
Sunday, Jan 19, at 2 PM

Week Two
Thursday, Jan 23, at 8 PM
Friday, Jan 24, at 8 PM
Saturday, Jan 25, at 8 PM
Sunday, Jan 26, at 2 PM

Week Three
Thursday, Jan 30, at 8 PM
Friday, Jan 31, at 8 PM
Saturday, Feb 1, at 8 PM
Sunday, Feb 2, at 2 PM

Synopsis: In Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Jean hears Gordon’s cell phone ringing incessantly in a cafe, only to discover him dead. Naturally, she answers the phone and begins the rouse that introduces her to his family, career, and ultimately a new way to mourn and remember a man she never met, yet loved. The play uses heightened text and comedic surrealism to comment on technology, memory, morality, human connection and life.

A woman, Jean – 25-40 – small yet eccentric, enigmatic, charmingly awkward, curious and easily fascinated, a free spirit
A dead man, Gordon – 30-50 – confident, less than moral though charming
Gordon’s Mother, Mrs. Gottlieb – 50-75 – elegant, opinionated, strong
Gordon’s Widow, Hermia – 30-45 – fiery and sexual, jealous
Gordon’s Brother, Dwight – 25-40 – romantic, poetic, forgotten, a lovable nerd
The Other Woman/The Stranger – 20-40 – mysterious, confident, sultry, femme fatale, has an accent