THIS IS TREATMENT
Writer and Co-Director: Elizabeth Addison
Co-Director: Meghann Perry
Music Director: Nicholas Place
Movement Director: Mar Parrilla S
Costume Designer: Jez Insalaco
Lighting Designer: Abigail Wang
Scenic Designer: Baron Pugh
Sound Designer: Anna Drummond
Here more about this production from Writer and Composer Elizabeth Addison
Rehearsals begin February 8
Performances March 31 – April 10
GRACE – Dark-skinned Black/Afro Latina woman, late 20’s/early 30’s, average size, Mezzo with Rock/R&B flavor. She is incredibly self aware and full of contradictions. Awareness, for her, is a gift and a curse.
MS. CAROLINE – Black/Afro Latina woman, mid to late 50’s, full figure Mezzo with belting/R&B moments.
TESSA – Black woman, early 50’s, average size, belter. Tessa is sweet and has a childlike vibe and sound.
SHERI – Black woman, late 30’s/early 40’s, full figured, Belter.
CECE – Light skinned Black woman. As Cece, she is a very attractive Butch.
TANISHA//RESIDENT 1 /DETOX COUNSELOR – Black Woman, late 30’s, alto. She can easily go in and out of a Trini and American accent.
VICKY/RESIDENT 2/PAM – Light skinned Latina, 30’s/40’s, alto. As Vicky, she has a dominican accent.
KELSEY/RESIDENT 3 – White, late 30’ss, slender build, mezzo.
MS. ANITA/MS. AMBER/THERAPIST – 20’s, mezzo. Ms. Anita & Ms. Amber are new counselors fresh out of college.
ENSEMBLE – 2-3 additional Actors
Script Synopsis by Elizabeth Addison:
“This is Treatment” is a musical inspired by writer Elizabeth Addison’s time at a residential treatment facility for substance use disorder. The musical specifically speaks to the experience of Black and Latinx women (of all hues) with substance use disorder and the process of their recovery and treatment. The show will be an immersive experience where the audience feels as if they are in treatment alongside the characters. While the show explores many challenging subjects (trauma, addiction, gentrification, food insecurity etc.), it also is full of joy and laughter. The goal of this production is to bridge any gaps to understanding, encourage empathy, and create a safe space for us, as a community to explore these challenging topics and heal together.
*Prepare one monologue no more than a minute in length.
*Prepare one 32 bar cut of an up-tempo song or ballad. This can include 90’s pop/rock, 80’s rock, or 90’s-2000’s R&B. Please have the sheet music or a track you can sing along to.
* Auditionees are encouraged to have an additional 32 bar cut prepared of a song that contrasts their first selection, but is not required.
*For non-majors, these do not have to be memorized. A printed, prepared reading and song is fine!
*Theatre majors are expected to arrive to all open and call back auditions fully prepared in accordance with the outlined requirements of the audition. This includes, but is not limited to, reading the production texts completely, thoroughly memorizing materials, and completing necessary documentation.
*Callbacks will most likely consist of a movement call, scene work, and learning songs from the production. All materials will be available ahead of time.
Production Auditions Information Page
Character Breakdown/Show Info