Audition Information

Auditions for Fat Pig by Neil LaBute

Flat Earth Theatre seeks actors for Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, a controversial exploration of society's obsession with body image and weight, directed by Juliet Bowler. Fat Pig will be performed for three weeks: June 9th through 24th at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.

A small stipend for cast members will be offered.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 12th and Monday, March 13th, 2017 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre, in Watertown.

The following half-hour audition slots are available:

  • Sunday, 3/12 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Sunday, 3/12 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Sunday, 3/12 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Sunday, 3/12 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Sunday, 3/12 at 9:00pm
  • Monday, 3/13 at 7:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 3/13 at 7:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 3/13 at 8:00pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 3/13 at 8:30pm (FULL)
  • Monday, 3/13 at 9:00pm

Please email your headshot and résumé, along with your top two preferred audition times to [email protected]. Slots will be limited to six performers each, though we will make every effort to accommodate your first choice. If necessary, other arrangements can be made with the director, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Auditions will consist of readings of sides which will will be emailed upon audition slot confirmation.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, March 15th.

Characters

  • Tom: Late 20s to late 30s, he is a stereotypical man for his age group. Somewhat unexpectedly falls in love with Helen, who is very fat.
  • Carter: Early 30s to early 40s,Tom's closest friend at the office. Narcissistic and shallow. Thinks he’s a wit. Carter is the play's consummate antagonist.
  • Jeannie: Late 20s to late 30s, another co-worker at Tom's unnamed office firm. Slender. Brittle. Intense. She and Tom used to date, but Tom was never fully committed to the relationship.
  • The role of Helen has been precast.

Show Summary

Smart, sexy and fat, Helen lives in a world that judges her for her weight. Her new, conventionally thin, boyfriend Tom quickly becomes enamored with her despite the condemnation of his shallow, often convincing friends that threatens their relationship. Neil LaBute's unapologetic Fat Pig bluntly addresses what people see when they look at bodies – all bodies – and which ones deserve a happy ending.

Show Info

  • Performance Dates - June 9 – 24, 2017
  • Performance Location - Mosesian Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown
  • Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave., Watertown. Rehearsals aim to start in April. Expect to rehearse three to four nights per week.