The Fourth Festival of Shorts
B3 Theater

Playwright or Screenwriter: Antigone--Marie Mayingi; Carpe Denim--David Simpatico; Prometheus Shrugged--John Bavoso; Renown--Rose-Mary Harrington; The Steps--Scott Sickles; Trapped--Barry Wood
Director: Charlotte Strayhorne, Gabriel Escudero, Pina, and Ric Alpers
Compensation: No Pay
Rehearsals Begin: TBD
Run/Shoot: June 18, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Ages: Adult & Child
Nudity? No
Fees? No

Show Synopsis

Casting for six shorts.

ANTIGONE--For Antigone, the unjust death of her brother was a call to take her battle to the streets that could include violence against authority. For her sister Ismene Polyneices’ death was a call for calmness and staying at home and staying safe – away from possible mob violence. The sisters are torn apart with how they each handle their grief. Will a voice from their past help them find a way to solace?

Carpe Denim--Consumerism meets--and does a hostile takeover--of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  Electrifying and terrifying.

Prometheus Shrugged--After an eternity of having his liver eaten every morning by an eagle only to have it grow back overnight, Prometheus is about to be set free by Heracles. A comedy.

RENOWN--Renown is in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Two of the three characters are African American and have died at the hands of law enforcement. The third, a delinquent racist, is convicted for gunning down nine parishioners in a church bible study. The three convene to discuss motives and consequences of theirs and other’s actions.

The Steps--Three young children wait on a court room’s steps as their parents are being married. Three internal monologues about life as a new family ensue.

Trapped--Trapped is about Two Women/Biological or Gender Binary – discovering they are characters in a play on stage but will be performed live on Zoom. Director leaning towards Existentialism lens. Wit & Humor Welcome.

Character Breakdown

Cast of Characters for Antigone

§  ANTIGONE    A woman in her early 20s.

§  ISMENE          A woman in her late 30s, Antigone’s sister.

§  POLYNICES   Apparition of Antigone and Ismene’s brother. He was fatally shot, during an identity check. He was in his early 20s.


Cast of Characters for Carpe Denim

Toni–A young African American woman. She is outwardly progressive and competitive.

Cast of Characters for Prometheus Shrugged

Prometheus:  After all this time, has reservations

Eagle: Prometheus’ very good friend

Heracles: Think Teen Titans Go

Cast of Characters for Renown

§  DYLANN         Convicted hate crime murderer. He is twenty-one years old. Shows no emotion nor empathy. He speaks with a South Carolinian accent. He wears a prison jumpsuit. A white supremacist.

§  WALTER         African American Fifty years old. He speaks with a South Carolinian accent. Calm and collected. He wears a green shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Shot in the back by a police officer after being stopped for a broken taillight.

§  ERIC  African American. Twenty-seven years old. He speaks with a New York accent. He has trouble breathing. He is overweight. He possesses a sense of humor. He wears shorts and a large t shirt. Eric died after being placed in a choke hold by a police officer.

Cast of Characters for The Steps–These characters will be cast with 16-year-olds or older, but should be able to see through and portray the view of a child.

Thackery (8 yrs) unhappy

Dashiell (7 yrs) excited

Rachel (5 yrs) distrustful

Cast of Characters for Trapped

CHARACTERS: TWO WOMEN/ Biological or Gender Binary Open.

FAYE: Ages  25 ++++ OPEN

CLAIRE: Ages 25+++ OPEN



What To Prepare

Casting via zoom appointments. We will welcome up to two minutes of a prepared monologue (or monologues). If you do not have a monologue prepared, you will be asked to read from one of the scripts.

Additional Info

B3 celebrates unpublished works, as with the 4th Festival of Shorts. We value process, inclusivity, and creative thinking.

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Auditions By Appointment

Audition Contact

Ilana Lydia

Audition Dates/Times

April, 17

April, 18

Callback Dates/Times

April 18

Call For Crew

We could use help in Stage Management, and all design areas.

Disclaimer: Please use common sense and discretion when responding to any casting call or workshop listing.