Coachella Valley Repertory is accepting video auditions from both Equity and non-union actors for Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza, directed by Joanne Gordon. Please submit a 2-3 minute monologue of your choice below. If you have any technical issues, please email Joanne Gordon at joanne.gordon@csulb.edu.

Rehearsals and performances will take place from January 4 – February 6, 2022

THE STORY:

Henry and Sonia are having a difficult evening with Arnaud, their wakeful six-year-old son; but Henry has other worries. About to publish the results of two years’ research on the flatness of galaxy halos, he’s desperate to make a good impression on the distinguished astrophysicist Hubert Finidori, who wields a decisive influence over the question of Henry’s longed-for promotion. So when Hubert arrives with his rebellious wife, Inez, in tow for dinner on the wrong night, the fact that there is no food in the apartment (merely an ample supply of Sancerre) is only one of the potentially disastrous elements in play. Add to this Hubert’s often brutal treatment of Inez; his lust for Sonia; Inez’s weak head for alcohol; Henry’s discovery that rival scientists may have beaten him to the punch; Sonia’s equivocal feeling of attraction towards Hubert; and the entirely unpredictable behavior of the invisible Arnaud—and the stage is set for a catastrophic unraveling of normal civilized behavior. But will it be this kind of catastrophe? Or that? Or, perhaps, worse still, will catastrophe be averted altogether?

Yasmina Reza’s LIFE X 3, as witty and acerbic as ‘Art’, her enormous worldwide success, contrasts man’s ability to analyze and map the outermost reaches of the universe with his total inability to respond rationally to the most trivial domestic mishap, and examines how the slightest random event can effortlessly derail the most elaborately laid plan. An original, hilarious and ultimately thought-provoking addition to an increasingly impressive body of work from one of the most fascinating and distinctive voices of the contemporary theatre. “…elegantly streaked with troubling shadows and shaped with Cartesian symmetry.” —NY Times.

Seeking:

HENRY: Age range between 30-40. An academic scientist anxious about promotion and about to publish his long delayed research. As the evenings events are replayed three times – each time with different intentions and responses the role requires an actor who excels in subtle psychological nuance and sharp character definition.

SONIA: HENRY’S wife. Age range 30-40. A former lawyer, she is sharp, smart and attractive. Impatient with inadequacy, she spars with her husband and plays to win. As the evenings events are replayed three times – each time with different intentions and responses the role requires an actor who excels in subtle psychological nuance and sharp character definition.

HUBERT: Age range 40-55. An Astrophysicist of some renown, he is sophisticated, smart and believes all women find him irresistible. He wields power with delight and style. As the evenings events are replayed three times – each time with different intentions and responses the role requires an actor who excels in subtle psychological nuance and sharp character definition.

INEZ: Age range 40-55 HUBERT’S wife. She is smart but worn down by her husband’s arrogance and repeated infidelity. She is insecure and uncomfortable in her own skin. As the evenings events are replayed three times – each time with different intentions and responses the role requires an actor who excels in subtle psychological nuance and sharp character definition

Please note: The deadline for submissions is November 11th.

CALL BACKS will be held LIVE in Los Angels at a future date. This production runs from January 25th through February 6, 2022 with first day of rehearsal beginning January 4th.

“Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.”

 

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