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April 10, 2019
Casting Call for Scene from "Proof"
October 18, 2016
The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.
I'm a UT Film student producing a scene from the film as an exercise for class.The scene will be shot on HD with a crew and also will be performed in front of the class. The final product will be showcased to other UT student directors who will be producing a variety of shorts in Austin over the next three years.
2 Males & 1 Woman
Catherine - A young woman, 25 years old, who inherited much of her father's mathematical genius, and, she fears, his "instability" as well; she gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.
Robert - A recently deceased mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine's imagination and in flashbacks.
Harold (Hal) Dobbs - One of Robert's last Ph.D. students during the one year his idol and mentor's illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work.
2 Rehearsals Throughout
In Class Scene Presentation
First Audition: Oct 16, 2016 7 - 10 PM
Compensation: DVD or miniDV copy provided of the final edited product.
Please send headshot/photograph and resume: Nicholas Jones (Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition appointments are already being scheduled on a rolling basis.