Wish Play Audition Information

Wish Play
by Kato McNickle
Directed by Bryna Kearney


Wish Play begins with the jottings of an unfulfilled woman. The problem is she’s spilling these secrets across the pages of a magic book;  a book so compelling and lovely that she stole it from a young man on a tropical island. By mistaking the book for a diary, she sets in motion a series of events that will lead to her death and the ensnarement of her closest friends and family as the book changes hands by hook or by crook–call all who touch it to make an entry within its pages.

But the juju of the book  demands more. After tantalizing a person to write down a secret wish, it then compels the composer to return and tell the story of the fulfillment of that wish.  Failure to write the rest of the story leads people to a single, sleepless, omnipresent obsession:  to find the book and tell the story. To what lengths will people go to possess the book and finish their stories? The power of the written word and the needs of secret desire unravel this group mourning the loss of their friend. Can the spell of the book be broken?

(P.S. It’s a comedy…)


Carol: The ghost of a woman who died when her chute failed to open; she stole the book.

Danny: A  young man from the island of Rum Cay in the Bahamas; he got the book from his Nana J. (Island accent preferred.)

Darla: Carol’s most trusted friend. She promised to take the book in case of disaster; she gets the book.

Patty: Sweet, but dim, she strives to be helpful and beautiful at the same time; she helps with the book.

June: A wallflower who plays by the rules; that’s why she impounds the book.

Todd: The widower. We feel sorry for him; he’s not even supposed to see the book.

What to prepare:
Please come prepared with a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, (preferably serio-comic although that is not required). Actors should also be prepared to read from the script.

Auditions will take place on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, at the Center for Public Art and Design/Slant of Light Theater Company in Residence, located at 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Entrance is on John Street across from the Parking Garage.

If you are taking the train, The Center for Public Art and Design can easily be reached off Metro-North, New Haven-Grand Central Line. From the Bridgeport Stop, walk 3 blocks down John street, towards downtown.

Rehearsals will take place at the Center for Public Art and Design in Bridgeport, 1-2 times per week, between mid September.
The performance will take place on October 26th at 7:00pm at the Center for Public Art and Design.
Exact schedule is TBD.  All rehearsals will take place between 7-10pm, Monday-Thursday.

To schedule an audition or for any further questions, please contact the director.

Bryna Kearny