New Visions Arts Announces Auditions for:
“RIVA BESIDE ME”
Newport Performing Arts Center
* Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 6 to 8 p.m.
* Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 12 noon to 3 p.m.
“RIVA BESIDE ME” is an original play based on the novel by the same title by local writer CARLA PERRY. This World Premier will open on the Alice Silverman Stage–Friday, March 31, 2017 and will play for two weeks closing on Sunday, April 9.
New Visions Arts produces, and Mary Eastman directs.
The play takes place in the early to mid-1960s in New York City.
It is a coming-of-age story of a young woman who struggles against tough odds, finds love, and finds herself. Mature content.
RIVA – young woman (must be able to play age 16). Early in the play she has speech issues due to domestic abuse. She is naive, intelligent, and has a magic about her.
The Other – a man out of time, not seen by other characters on stage, but is part of Riva. He is mysterious. The witness and observer.
Richard Marvell – young man (must be able to play age 17). He befriends Riva, is charming, romantic, and an idealist.
Tavi Sarno – Riva’s mother (age-40s). Touch, ill-tempered, chastising, sour woman, yet dignified. A fashion illustrator.
Leo Sarno – Riva’s father (age-40s). Degraded by life, irritated, rationalizes.
Jacob Sarno – Riva’s older brother (must be able to play age 17). A mean-spirited bully.
Lilith Sarno – Riva’s younger sister (must be able to play age 14). Impish, clever, and flirtatious.
Sara Solomon – Friend and classmate to Riva (must be able to play age 16). Sophisticated, an activist, stylish, and lively. Sings.
For more information: 541-635-0030