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AUDITION INFORMATION and CHARACTER PROFILES
TEMPORARY INSANITY SITCOM:
Filming in Fresno November and December, 2017 Dates TBA
Audition Dates: October 14 & 15
Place: Wyndham Garden Hotel 5090 E. Clinton Way Fresno, Ca.
Time: 11am to 5pm both days
PREMISE: A young psychiatrist, Dr. Lindsay Morgan, realizes she has to cut her expenses or go bankrupt. So she lets her employees go and trades work in the office for therapy with her patients. The results are comedic chaos CHARACTER PROFILES
All roles are open to all ethnicities.
DR. LINDSAY MORGAN’S PATIENTS:
GEORGE MAYNARD: (36-45 years old) Narcissistic Personality Disorder; has a grandiose sense of self-importance. He routinely overestimates his abilities and inflates his accomplishments. He appears boastful and pretentious. He looks around the room at the other patients casually talking. He blurts out at times. He has a fragile ego and often sulks & retreats when he is challenged or made fun of.
TRENT ZIMMERMAN: (22-26) Paranoid Disorder; Thinks everyone is out to get him especially his mental thoughts. He often says that he invented this, or invented that new thing but someone took the information from his brain, so now he must mix his thoughts so no one can read his mind. This gets him in trouble because his memory becomes short along with his attentions span. In short, he has too much to remember at the same time he tries not to think about too much. Sometimes he thinks of weird stuff to keep “THEM” off track of what he really wants to think about. He is also very gullible in a reverse psychology way. He believes if he wears sun glasses no one will be able to read his mind and he can relax and think normally. He likes the fact that people are “after him” because he gets a lot of attention from people; real and imagined.
MARY DUELSCHERS (28-36) Mother of three, a Kleptomaniac, ordered by the courts to see a shrink to help her with her problem. It’s not that she’s a bad thief, she returns the merchandise after she steals it because she becomes overwhelmed with guilt and remorse. Most people in town know her and don’t mind but some see it as stealing and have her arrested so, she sees Dr. Morgan to help her understand why she feels compelled to steal. She often steals other patient’s items, especially when there are power struggles among them.
PAUL LANDEER (28-32) OCD His obsessive-compulsive disorder started in high school English. He became obsessed with proper grammar after winning the Michigan State high school English grammar contest. He works as a plumber but only works on new installations, never used toilets or house calls and he also is a part time carpenter because no one else will hire him once they find out about his affliction. He is also a neat freak and he focuses on a specific word or phrase of the day. He has a mild obsession with threes. Everything he writes is in triplicate. At times, he touches things three times and other annoying things in threes. Three is his favorite number.
Me lives alone because nobody can stand his OCD.
SHEILA MINOR (30-42) A smoker since she was 16. She is trying to quit but has severe nicotine withdrawals. Her medical doctor sent her to Dr. Morgan to see if there might be an underlying reason she feels the need to smoke and why she has such problems when she doesn’t. Some of her withdrawal symptoms include, irritable to down-right bitchy, shakes/uneasy feeling. Impatient, inability to focus on anything but a cigarette. She is easily swayed to smoke. She chews nicotine gum to combat the cravings. Can appear a bit rough.DAISY RAY (32-40) Sex maniac. Married and divorced 6 times no kids. Currently single and looking for attention and husband number 7. She is in fair to good physical shape. Daisy acts ditsy but looks at life in a basic, simplistic way; “love conquers all” and if love won’t do it, then sex will.