The Good Mother – Equity Principal Auditions

The New Group

Category: Performer


The New Group
New York, NY

Expected weekly minimum: $501.

Associate Artistic Director: Ian Morgan
Author: Francine Volpe
Dir: Scott Elliott
Casting: Judy Henderson

Other Dates
First rehearsal: September 24, 2012.
Projected run dates: November 8 – December 12.

Actors (m/f). See Breakdown for details and synopsis.

In this taut psychological thriller, Larissa is a single mother who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, NY. When a bizarre incident involving her 4-year-old daughter forces her to face someone from her past, her own questionable actions come back to haunt her.


Joel –
45-55. A psychologist. A counselor/mentor for Larissa when she was a teen. Under stress for an investigation about improper behavior with a teen patient. Warm, a practiced listener, the voice of reason, but now threatened and vulnerable. Father of Angus.

Angus –
18-25. A troubled teen, on the verge of being kicked out of school. Sullen and tentative, but trying. When pushed, he reveals himself as a wounded animal. Joel’s son.

Jonathan –
30-40. Recently met Larissa at a bar. Works as a truck driver, but has gone job to job. Formerly in the military, and might have done time in jail. Still, not a tough guy – educated, sensitive, proactive, seemingly reliable, but victim to outbursts of passion.

Buddy –
30-40. A Police Sergeant. Former high school boyfriend of Larissa’s. He’s called in to help her clean up a mess. Proud, pragmatic, and “the marrying kind” – a real mensch. May harbor feelings for her, not all of them positive.

Larissa –
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. 30-40. Single, self-employed, raising a 4 year-old special needs child. Has overcome personal demons to build an independent life. Funny, buoyant, and strong willed, she’s also righteous, and haunted by her past mistakes.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

The New Group


New York, NY

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information


Thursday, June 28, 2012
10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Lunch from 2-3.
EPA Rules are in effect.
A monitor will be provided.

Theatre Row Studios
411 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
Ring buzzer for admittance.
Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue, 2 minutes or less. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

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