Auditions are closed for this play.

Air Turbulence

Jan 27th-Feb 19th 2023
A Comedy
by: Daniel Watts

Directed by: Dennis Floyd
Produced by:Brent A. Stringfield

Audition Notes:
This comedic farce is set in 2019, mid-air in the cabin of a Spirit Airlines flight bound for Denver. For obvious reasons, most of the full cast will remain on stage (in the plane) for the entire play. This is an ensemble play, a comedy. And its success will depend upon everyone in the cast carrying the very silly load.

COVID-19 Policy:
Anyone auditioning for this show, or accompanying someone auditioning, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and be prepared to show Proof of Vaccine and Photo I.D. For up-to-date policy information visit our website at www.powpac.org

Audition Info:
PowPAC welcomes and encourages actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities to submit for these roles

• PowPAC Theater is located at 13250 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 (Upstairs) – Elevator access in rear of building.

• Auditions Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29 2022. 7:00-9:00 p.m. (arrive early for paperwork and schedule comparison).

• Video auditions will also be accepted if you are unavailable to attend either of the in-person dates. Those planning to submit an audition video should contact floyd.dennis@gmail.com to receive a copy of the audition sides, and they should have a scene partner to read with. Audition videos must be received no later than Sunday, November 27th and sent to floyd.dennis@gmail.com.

• Callbacks will be by invitation Thursday, December 1, 2022, if required.

• First read-through will be on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the theater.

• Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script and other media chosen by director; and auditioneers will be asked to share one short joke or humorous anecdote.

• Please bring a resume of theatrical experience and a head shot.

• Appointments not necessary.

• For additional information and questions, please contact the Director at floyd.dennis@gmail.com.

• Watch for updated information on our Auditions webpage at www.powpac.org and on our Facebook page.

• No accents required for auditions, unless auditioning for the role of Sam. The part of Sam requires the actor to inconsistently use a fake, BBC British accent.

• • If you wish to read the script in advance (always advisable) or if you have any questions, please contact the Director at floyd.dennis@gmail.com.

Compensation & Union Contract Details
• No Pay – Volunteer Organization.

Rehearsals and Performance Dates:

• Rehearsal schedule will be Sunday -Thursday 6:00-10:00 p.m.; based on Cast availability.

• Additional rehearsals might be added within the last two (2) to three (3) weeks of rehearsals, if required.
• Rehearsal Start Time will be based on availability of Cast.

• Rehearsals will pause for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. (Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal, so please be upfront about possible conflicts so accommodations can be made.).

• Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from Friday, January 27 2023 – Sunday, February 19, 2023.

• Saturday, February 4th and Saturday, February 18th will have a matinee performance at 2:00 pm and an evening performance at 8:00 pm.

Cast Requirements:

The Flight Crew:

Captain Sam Sparrow
Age: Portray 30s – 50s
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Male. American accent when speaking to people in person, British BBC over the plane’s intercom. Manly, but a bit dim. Eloquent and refined over the plane’s public address system, where he affects a British accent for marketing purposes. Role involves kiss with Monica.

Flight Attendant Erin.
Age: 20s-30s.
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Female. Sweet, kind, a bit insecure. She has been having an affair with Jack for the last six years and wants to get serious. Role involves brief comic "making out" with Jack.

Flight Attendant Raheem
Age: 20s – 50s
Ethnicity: BIPOC
Characteristics: Male. Gay/BIPOC. Flamboyant, worldly, assertive, and not afraid to call out passengers on their bull. Best friends with Flight Attendant Erin.

Passengers:

Monica.
Age: Late 30s – Early 50s
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Female. Smart and conniving - almost diabolical - but intentionally acts somewhat naive when around Jack, her husband of 20 years. Role involves kiss with Sam and brief kiss with Jack.

Jack.
Age: Late 30s – Early 50s
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Male. Monica’s husband. Thinks he is hot stuff but is not as smart as he thinks. Blind to his wife’s intelligence. He is having an affair with Erin. Role involves brief comic "making out" with Erin and brief kiss with Monica.

Orval
Age: 70s – 100s
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Male. Traveling alone. He moves a bit slowly, sounds a bit frail and doddering. Seeking human connection after the recent death of his wife. He prattles on about his time in the “war,” trying to chat up other passengers to keep himself company.

Gina.
Age: Any Age, but must look significantly younger than Orval
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: A film professor at UCLA traveling to Denver. Normally a very kind and tolerant person, she sits in the aisle seat next to Carl and becomes increasingly frustrated with him.

Carl
Age: Any age, but must look significantly younger than Orval
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Male. Sitting in the window seat next to Gina. He is an over-sharer who keeps putting his foot in his mouth but does not realize he is being cringy.

Karen
Age: 30s – 50s
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Female. Sitting in the aisle seat next to Jason. Psychiatrist, educated, a grammarian, compulsively corrects people’s behavior.

Jason
Age: Any age but must look significantly younger than Orval.
Ethnicity: Any
Characteristics: Male. Sitting next to Karen. He just wants to sleep and is perpetually annoyed by Karen.

About the Director Dennis Floyd:

This is Dennis’ directorial debut with PowPAC. He has appeared on the stage here in Romeo and Juliet, Nuts, and Another Antigone. Dennis most recently directed Brighton Beach Memoirs for Lamplighters Theatre. He has directed several shows over the years, including A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He is also an award-winning scenic designer. Dennis loves comedy and farce. He believes that the best comedies are built in trusting and supportive environments by casts that become like family. Air Turbulence is an ensemble piece, and its success will depend on the work of everyone on stage and behind the scenes: Drama kings and queens (and other self-important royalty) need not apply.

About the Producer Brent Stringfield:

Brent has been involved with community theatre since the age of three. He began directing, designing, and producing in his early twenties and has spent the years honing his craft through his love of theatre. In recent years, Brent was one of the producers for PowPAC’s Private Lives. At this point in his career, he only works on shows for which he has a passion. Brent is eager to help Dennis and PowPAC bring this show to our main stage.

Plot Synopsis:
When a cheating husband flies his wife to Denver for their anniversary, he is terrified to discover that their flight attendant is the secret mistress he had been trying to hide. Seven wacky passengers - and a pilot with a secret of his own - complicate his attempts to smooth-talk his way out of it. It is a bumpy, hilarious ride in some very turbulent skies!

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