We will be shooting in late September 2014 in NJ.
Sides will be provided via email.
Tape audition and send video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final audition in Madison, NJ (if necessary).
Brief synopsis: Set in the near future in NJ, this web series opens with a conversation between a pharmaceutical executive and a research scientist, who are discussing the development of a new drug to control a type of human behavior. Meanwhile, their wives have other ideas in mind.
Amelia…small business owner
Julie…police detective (with blue eyes and brown hair, ideally)
Sam…woman, research scientist
Dr. Kushner…woman, therapist
All characters in their 30s, except the therapist, who is 40+. Smaller roles are also available and will be assigned. Every actor/actress will be considered. Some pay.
Again, sides will be provided. Tape audition and send video to email@example.com.
Would you like to be an extra in our web series? Kyle Schickner of FenceSitter Films and I could arrange your participation if you also donate your home, office building/offices, lab, or restaurant. We are in need of such locations for no more than a couple of shooting days at the end of September. Please contact me if you would like to participate. Your name and location will be in the credits. NJ locations only! It’s free publicity and fun. :-)
Writer and Producer
Offsides NJ Productions
Director and Producer
Good news… I will be doing a web series based on my stage script that was featured at the October 2013 public reading at the Watchung Arts Center. L.A.-based Kyle Schickner of FenceSitter Films will produce the series. More info about auditions will follow. Stay tuned for details…
– Jen DiOrio, Writer
My previous projects:
10-Minute Play Reading/Showcase in 2013 at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ and with the Stage and Screen Writing Group of Women Who Write
Sadie’s Lady Ways Monologues in 2012 at Out of the Box in Highland Park, NJ and Inspired Word in New York and in association with Echopathy (creator of the back beats/sounds)
Offsides, the stage play in 2010 also at the Watchung Arts Center, directed by New York-based Alberto Bonilla. Screenplay is also available.
Open letter/monologue to Herman Miller, which was published on McSweeney’s (2004) and broadcast on NPR’s Weekend America (2005, via RealPlayer)
Being cute and offensive at the same time felt spectacular.
Catladies: The Musical That Makes Lawyers Purr, by writer/composer Sarah Dubinsky, was showcased at the Festival of the Offensive on May 3rd and 4th, 2014 at The Producers’ Club, 358 West 44th (between 8th & 9th Aves), NY, NY 10036.
Melanie Heit Rivellese…Stella Woo
Deana Loria…Fran O’Neil
Lara McDavit…Violet Voilet
Michael Valentine…Grey De Chavez
Melanie Heit Rivellese…Director/Composer
Sherr Rase…Assistant Director/Stage Manager
We hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks for your support.
Doo wop woo, meow!
Jen DiOrio, Producer
Do what you do for yourself because you must honor your humanity, your family and friends because honoring theirs is important as well, and those who can’t do much of anything because they have been abducted, imprisoned in some way, persecuted, maimed, tortured, or killed…and they deserve to be saved, remembered, or given an opportunity to discover and do what makes them happy if they survive.
Facebook posts from tonight (May 3rd), in order:
I <3 Catladies. Wait, was that a full-house crowd?
I cannot stop laughing. That Catlady sh*t is just too f*cking funny. I giggled the whole train ride home. I’m serious!
Thank you all for coming to the show tonight. Thank you Jacquetta, Greg, Rachel, Donat and everyone else involved in making the Festival of the Offensive happen! The Festival is wonderfully supportive and all-around AWESOME !!! I cried as I was walking to the train station. I am so proud of Sarah, Melanie, Sherr, Deana, Lara, and Michael. Amazing…
Catladies is at the F-OFF Fest tomorrow, May 4, 4pm, The Producers Club, 358 West 44th (between 8th & 9th Aves) NY, NY 10036. Meow! #FOFF
Sarah had the Catlady hats made for the show and people are noticing. On the train, a little girl asked her dad to ask me about my hat. I told him about it and gave him Sarah’s card for contact info. On the next train a woman said, “I love your hat!” Then I told her about the show and gave her a magnet. A guy at the train station said he loved it also. Others just smiled big. <3 See hats at this link: http://www.catladiesthemusical.com/#!catladies/c9dx .
The lawyers are fighting like cats and dogs about cats and dogs. Ha.
Photo credit: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/pink-fluidity-carla-sa-fernandes.html