by Nick Jones
Directed by Monique Lacoste
Audition Date: (by appointment)
Saturday, January 19th, Noon-2pm
Sunday, January 20th, Noon-3pm
Callbacks: (by invitation only) Tuesday, January 22nd, 5:30pm-8:30pm
The NEW Playhouse Workshops
3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
Santa Fe • 87507
Rehearsal – January 28th – March 13th
Performances – March 14th – March 31st, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p, Sunday at 2:00p
(possibility of added performances on Saturday afternoons or Sunday evenings)
Auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot please send an email to email@example.com with your preferred time and date. Auditioners will be asked to present short sides from the script. More info will be sent after you schedule an appointment. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.
Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly…at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.
Trevor – (M, late 20s to early 40s) A clever, 200-lb, 11-year-old chimp who struggles with his own nature and his loving but challenging relationship with his “mother,” Sandra. Trevor is desperate to relive his past glory days as a celebrity. This is a physically demanding role.
Sandra – (F, late 40s to 50s) Sandra is a middle-aged widow and Trevor’s “mom.” She loves and fusses over Trevor, but struggles to defend him against those who fear his size and occasionally erratic behavior.
Ashley – (F, late 20s to mid 30s) Ashley is Sandra’s neighbor. A young and modern mother of a newborn, Ashley is concerned about her child’s safety and uncomfortable with having Trevor next door.
Jim – (M, age 40s-60s) Jim is the county sheriff and Sandra’s friend. He has fond memories of Trevor’s youth and wants to help keep him under control.
Oliver (M, late 20s – 30s) A sophisticated and charming chimp who seems more human than simian, Oliver is Trevor’s role model and inspiration.
Jerry/P.A. – (M, 20s-early 30s, PoC) Jerry is a young Animal Control Officer who conducts a home visit with Sandra and Trevor. The P.A. works on a show with Trevor and Morgan Fairchild. These roles will be double-cast.
Morgan Fairchild (F, 40s-50s) A blonde starlet with an easy laugh and lots of charisma, she worked with Trevor during his Hollywood days.