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Independent Production


Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Small Stipend & Donation Split

Seeking actors for a virtual production of Bull written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Noah Watkins. Bull is presented as an independent project in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service Inc. Rehearsals begin January 6th, 2021 with performances on January 22nd and January 23rd.

Show Summary:
A blistering, nasty little play about the fine line between office politics and adult bullying, Bull offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs. Written by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III, Cock), this 50-minute one-act keeps adrenaline high as Thomas, Isobel, and Tony await their boss' entrance to the meeting where he will decide which two will continue with the company. Intent on keeping their own jobs, Isobel and Tony seek to rattle Thomas' confidence while maintaining a veneer of plausible deniability. First produced in 2015, Bull's already high stakes skyrocket against the backdrop of a global pandemic and 200 million jobs lost worldwide.

Seeking non-AEA actors of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage performers of all ethnicities, ages, sizes, genders, and abilities to apply.

Thomas - Disappointingly average. Constantly slighted. The bull chasing bits of red cloth. We would feel sorry for him if he wasn't so aggressive. M/NB.

Tony - Daddy's money got him here. Polished. Ruthless. Unbothered. "Built like a sh%thouse." M/NB. Requires partial nudity.

Isobel - Whip smart. Cold. Calculated. Knows how she is perceived, and uses it to her advantage. F/NB.

Carter - The boss. A fast talker. Decisive, but thinks of himself as impartial. The judge. Old school business elite. Any gender.

Special Note:
While this show will take place on Zoom or some similar online platform, it is not a reading. This will be a full, albeit condensed, rehearsal process. If you've been looking for a way to get back into the rehearsal room, this is for you. The goal of this process is to convince the audience that this show was written to be performed online. As such, your background, costume, and lighting will all be a part of our work together. Due to the nature of the show, actors with conflicts may not be considered.

Initial auditions will be self-tape submissions (instructions will be emailed upon applying). Invited callbacks will be scheduled live on Zoom and held on October 30th 4-8PM CST.

Tech Requirements:
Access to Computer/Laptop/Phone w/ Zoom
Access to Internet

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals 01/06/21-01/21/21; Shows 01/22/21 and 01/23/21

Contact Info:
To be considered, please email Director Noah Watkins at with your headshot/resume with the subject heading "BULL". If selected, we will respond with specific instructions for sending an audition video.

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Posted Date: Oct 12, 2020