See up close and personal the stressful procedure professional actors must endure in this ultra-competitive industry to land a coveted role in a feature film. Watch how a director, producer and screenwriter works with actors to improve their performance and the transformation of the actors as they follow this direction.
The Concept–Scripted is as an interactive evening of entertainment, auditioning, screen testing, and fun, providing an inside look at how feature films are cast and how directors, producers and writers discover and guide actors to maximize their performances.
Local actors from across Ohio will be auditioning for roles in feature films that will be taped and reviewed and graded by Hollywood director/producer Jijo Reed. In addition, the live audience will be able to voice their opinions and submit a report card grading the performance of each actor.
Finally, some members of the audience will be encouraged to come on stage and read a scene from the script and go through the same evaluation process as the actors and probably learn it’s not as easy as it looks.
Fat Girl, Thursday May 22 at 7pm
Following her mother’s death, a morbidly obese girl is put into a medically induced coma by a doctor and lawyer who are financially rewarded as long as the girl. After 10 years she awakens as a size 6 but her recurring, realistic dreams filled with erotic feelings and visions lead her to seek the truth and if deserved, revenge.
Baby fat is what her mother’s friends call it. They say Sara’s just healthy and will outgrow it. When Sara is 8, she weighs 142. At 15, 265. At her high school graduation 435. At 24 Sara’s bedridden and weighs over 800 pounds. Her mother spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on doctors trying to gain control of Sara’s weight. Nothing works. Then Sara’s mother, a single parent, discovers she’s terminally ill. She decides she needs someone to take care of Sara 24/7 after she’s dead. Someone motivated who can also manage the $100 million estate Sara will inherit from her mother. She decides a young attorney from Chicago, Brandon Parrish would work out just fine. Elaine also has other plans for Brandon.
Brandon is an estate attorney who sees himself as an actor in Hollywood. When Sara’s mother approaches him with an offer to take care of her daughter after she’s dead Brandon scoffs at the idea. But he then learns he will make $250,000 every year Sara lives and a $1 million bonus on each 4 year anniversary of Sara’s life. Brandon takes the deal. He enlists the help of a former frat brother now a physician and they come up with a medical plan to keep Sara alive. It’s called a coma. It works. Sara loses weight. As she does she transforms from an amorphous mound of flesh into a human being, into a woman, into an extremely attractive woman who aided by plastic surgery and an unlimited wardrobe budget, becomes a stunning woman. Brandon falls in love with the woman in the coma. When Sara awakens from the coma 10 years later, she has dreams of someone coming to her in the darkness. She can feel a touch, pain and the scent of someone. But are they dreams? When she learns the truth she has plans of her own.
Other Upcoming Scripted Events:
Stats June 26, 2014
American elections rest on statistics that come from sources we know nothing about. How do we know the numbers are accurate? Do we care? What if someone lied about statistics that could turn an election and would kill to protect their right to do so? What if we had been lied to about these stats for 60 years?
Unsolicited July 24, 2014
A grieving fiction editor struggles to make sense of strange experiences after receiving an unsolicited manuscript that depicts her life-and death- in the plot.
DMM Ticket Contest
We’ve got a pair of tickets for the Thursday, May 22nd performance. If you’d like to be entered in a drawing to win just like this post and fill out the form below. Wanna influence the drawing? Leave us a comment below on why you should win! [form 55 “DMM Contest Entry – Generic”]