Theater Voices Auditions for “The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence”

Theater Voices announces auditions for its next staged reading, *The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence* by Madeleine George, directed by Tony Pallone.

Auditions will be held at *The Terrace at Beverwyck*, 41 Beverwyck Lane in Slingerlands (**see audition space note below*), from *7-9 p.m.* on *Sunday, Feb. 18* and *Monday, Feb. 19*, 2018. Please arrive at 7 pm and be prepared to stay.

Actors must be available for all performance dates, which are *Friday, March 23* at 8 pm; *Saturday, March 24* at 3 pm and 8 pm; and *Sunday, March 25* at 3 pm.

*The play:* You’ve probably never seen anything quite like *The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence*, an endlessly inventive, thought-provoking meditation on companionship, devotion and artificial intelligence. Watson is a trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes… a loyal engineer who built Bell?s first telephone… an unstoppable super-computer that became reigning *Jeopardy! *champ… and an amiable techno-dweeb just looking for love. The play jumps through time periods as it follows these multiple Watson incarnations, embodied by a single actor, who is surrounded by Merrick, his nemesis, and Eliza, the object of his desire. A highly original play, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014.

*The characters:*

*Watson*, 20s-30s. Loyal, overconfident and disarmingly intimate. Requires a versatile actor who can quickly switch between multiple characters.

*Merrick*, 30s-40s. Ambitious, calculating and passionately heartless. Requires an actor with a gift for compelling speech.

*Eliza*, 25-35. Brilliant, needy and tenaciously inquisitive. Requires an actor with a gift for emotional resonance.

All actors will play multiple characters, and all roles are available.

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**NOTE ABOUT AUDITION SPACE: *The Terrace at Beverwyck  is an alternate space for our auditions, which are typically held at our performance venue, Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany. The Terrace is located in Slingerlands at 41 Beverwyck Lane (off Krumkill Road), and is part of the Beverwyck Senior Living Community where Theater Voices typically rehearses. When arriving, please park in the lot to the right of the building and *use the right-hand entrance, not the main entrance*. If you have trouble finding the space, please call Tony at (518) 225-1767.

Theater Voices, based in Albany, is a group of dedicated actors and directors who, throughout the company?s history, have presented both new and classic works with the specific goal of emphasizing the richness of the playwrights? language. Each production is a fully performed staged reading, with minimal scenery and simple costumes. Theater Voices is funded in part
by the New York State Council on the Arts COMMUNITY ART$GRANTS, and is a not-for-profit organization under IRS 501(c)(3).

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