On a stormy night a young woman suffering from catatonia begins to emerge from her years of silence with a series of painful screams. That same night her estranged brother is scheduled to arrive. The live-in nurse and maid become overwhelmed with trying to keep the young girl calm and call her Psychiatrist for help. There is a blackout. When the lights emerge a young man is found naked on the floor face down in a bed of feathers in a catatonic state. Is it a mass delusion, a physical embodiment of the girl's mental illness, a visitation of an angel, or is this visitor an imposter? Be prepared to be startled, provoked and intrigued by this most unique play.
The Soul Gatherer has been turned into an award winning film by the same name. It brings us pleasure to bring back.
April 24 through May 31, 2017.
June 1, through July, 2 2017.
By appointment: Saturday 4/29/17 from 2 to 5 PM, Sunday 4/30/17 from 7 to 10 PM, and Monday 5/1/17 from 7 to 10 PM at the MBS Productions rehearsal space: 8204 Elmbrook #189, Dallas TX 75247.
Actors receive a $200 stipend. No equity contracts.
A sense of adventure. This is a contorversial play.
Cold reads will be done from the script.
Please bring headshot and resume.
For the role of Gideon, since the role requires the actor to be nude in one scene, we will ask the actor to do the audition with his shirt off.
Paul Fourth: A real estate agent, any race, mid 30’s to mid 40’s.
Bernadette: A live-in nurse in her mid 20’s. She’s very caring and sweet. She’s someone who normally takes control of any situation in a calm and deliberate manner, but finds her world turns upside down and literally finds herself fighting for her life when Gideon appears, who was a priest she had a crush on when younger, but is now being stalked by him.
Therese: She is a young woman who has suffered from Schizophrenia since she was a child. She summoned Gideon from one of her hallucinations so he could cure her and then falls in love with him and is woefully ignorant of the danger he poses to everyone else in the house.
Matilde: A Hispanic woman from a well to do family, who through no fault of her own now has to work as a maid. She’s bitter about her current life situation and she begins to question her sanity when she meets Gideon because he reminds her of her husband, who she thought was deceased.
Frederick: Psychiatrist in his mid- 40’s to 60’s. He is a no-nonsense, workaholic, who is also assigned to be the executor of the estate and the appointed guardian of Therese. He divorced his wife over 20’s years ago after the death of his son, but upon meeting Gideon he begins to question reality because Gideon looks and acts very much like his son had he grown up.
Gideon: The Soul Gatherer. Male in his mid 20’s. Gideon shifts in personality from being a shy boyfriend to Therese, to Matilde's passionate husband, to Frederick's shy son, to Mark's sympathetic lover, to Bernadette's judgmental priest, and a psychotic murderer to Paul Fourth, and in between he is an enigmatic entity seemingly determining people's fates. This role requires the actor to be nude in one scene.