THE CLEAN HOUSE
by Sarah Ruhl
AUDITION DATE: Sun, October 22 | 12-2pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: Jan 19 20 26 27 28 Feb 2 3 4
directed by RHODIE JACKSON
The Clean House is a comic drama that mixes fantasy and reality as it tells the story of five disparate characters. Throughout the play, characters address the audience to talk about themselves or imagine situations involving the other characters. The story begins as Lane, a doctor in her early fifties, hires a Brazilian woman named Matilde to be her live-in maid. As Matilde and Lane try to negotiate their working relationship, Matilde dreams of her deceased parents and tries to think of the perfect joke. Soon, Matilde meets Lane’s sister, Virginia, a neat-freak who is married but has no children.
Please be prepared to cold read from the script. Also, be prepared to tell a joke. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the script before auditions, you can email Director Rhodie Jackson for sides from the script: email@example.com
4F / 1M
LANE | A doctor, a woman in her early fifties | All Ethnicities
MATILDE | Lane’s cleaning lady, a woman in her late twenties | Hispanic must be able to speak Spanish, the play calls for Portuguese but can be translated to Spanish.
VIRGINIA | Lane’s sister in her late fifties | All Ethnicities
ANA | Plays two roles, Act I is non-speaking the role is Matilde’s Mother. Act II she is ANA | All Ethnicities
CHARLES | Lane’s husband. Fifties. In Act I he plays Matilde’s Father | All Ethnicities