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Acting Opportunities at Matrix!

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Auditions for Material Advantage by Sean Paraventi

Directed by Cassandra Svacha


Matrix Theatre Company is seeking non-equity actors for an upcoming production of Material Advantage a new play by Detroit-based playwright Sean Paraventi



Bear is a down-on-his-luck, “recovering” drug addict, whose life seemingly takes a turn for the better when he receives a surprise inheritance from his long-estranged father – a vacant, derelict house on Detroit’s eastside. In this gritty - yet heartfelt – comedy, we follow Bear on his journey and discover that things aren’t always as they appear to be, and family isn’t always something you can easily escape.



BEAR: White male, early 50s, “recovering” drug addict, not too bright but with a heart of gold. Bear and Little Mama embrace/kiss.

LITTLE MAMMA: Black female, 40s-50s, recovering drug addict, smart and strong. Bear’s girlfriend. Bear and Little Mama embrace/kiss.

GABE: Black male, early twenties, recent college graduate. A bit naïve.  

MICHAEL: White male, early seventies. Charismatic, larger than life. 

MARIE: Female, early twenties, any ethnicity 



Auditions: at Matrix Theatre Company

Sunday December 10th 3-6pm

Monday December 11th 6-9pm


Signups here


Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out the necessary paperwork. Headshot and resume are appreciated but not required (please audition even if you do not have these materials). Bring any known conflicts from January 22nd through the end of March. Auditions will consist of readings from the script which are attached. May be asked to do a cold reading.



Rehearsal schedule TBD; announced after casting.

Tech week: March 3-7, 2024


Performances: March 8-17, with a possible extension (March 22-24) to be decided no later than March 10th. Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm and Sunday 3 pm.


For more info email


$600 Stipend; paid in two parts: at the end of February and the final payment will be sent no later than two weeks after the completion of the contract.


Gabe      Marie/Michael      Bear/Little Mama      Michael

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