Auditions June 18 at 7:00 pm

South of Broadway Theatre

Sides will be provided; no monologue needed. Please bring a headshot (or any current photo) and resume.

Performances will be August 17-26 at South of Broadway Theatre.


Carl, a teacher in an elite private high school, is about to publish his third YA novel, The Mating Instinct, which depicts a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. After his wife reads an Advanced Reader Copy and identifies the student in the book as a senior named Mackenzie, she believes the affair is real. Rather than hide the misunderstanding, Carl escalates the conflict by making the accusation public. Soon Carl’s job, reputation, and relationship with his family are at stake as the line between truth and fiction becomes increasingly blurred.

Available Roles:
CARL ZIMMER: an accomplished writer of two young adult novels and a high school creative writing teacher. He is a young-looking man in his late 30s.

ANNE ZIMMER: Fierce. A socialite. Married to Carl. Late 30s.

DANIELLE ZIMMER*: Inquisitive. Reporter for the school paper. Carl and Anne’s 16 year old daughter.

KATE BERGNER: Carl’s co-worker and high school English teacher. They share an office together. She is in her late 30s and recently divorced.

MACKENZIE HOLLANDER*: An intelligent 17 year old girl.

MIKE HOLLANDER: Mackenzie’s father. A lawyer.

RANDY: Dean of Academics.

*due to language and content, actors must be 16 or older to audition for these roles. 

Please send any questions to director Jason Olson at

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