The West Side Show Room is casting The Chalk Boy, by Joshua Conkel.
Beneath its boring facade there is more going on in the tiny town of Clear Creek than the opening of the new Taco Bell. Four of the town's local girls are here to take you on a tour of their funny, yet brutal reality. They struggle with faith, friendship, sex, the occult, algebra, and the disappearance of... the Chalk boy. The Chalk Boy is a deathly black comedy that punches as hard as your high school bully.
"If the satire is at times wickedly funny, Conkel makes his teenage girls, and the pressures they have to cope with, real enough that we want to take them seriously."
- San Francisco Gate
The Chalk Boy has four leading roles. The characters are female, but may be played by actors of any gender, or ethnicity-- age 18+
PENELOPE (PENNY) LAUDER:
15, maladjusted, melancholy, and on a search for meaning.
15, Penny’s best friend. Introspective and masculine. Wears her heart on her sleeve.
15, a nice Christian girl. Also plays MOM, GILL, and MRS. CHALK.
15, an athlete and Breanna’s best friend.
Also plays MISS MURKOWSKI, JEFF CHALK, and DOCTOR SALISBURY.
The Chalk Boy will be performed October 24 - Nov 8. Rehearsals will be scheduled generally Sun-Thu from 6 - 10pm. Some weekend rehearsals are also a possibility.
Auditions will be held by appointment, contact email@example.com to set up a time, or to request a script.