Now is your chance!
Lucy Prebble is looking for actors to play the Enron principals. Pay starts at $1605 per week.
The description of Jeff:
Jeffrey Skilling: Caucasian man, 42. Starts off as an outsider in the Enron Corporation and ultimately becomes a leading player and a “shark in a suit.” Manipulative, charismatic, intellectual, ambitious, and an economic genius from the Midwest. Very American and patriotic. Grows increasingly confident and powerful throughout the story. Charming in a distrustful way. At the cusp of the highest step of his career. Fascinated by the unknown and potential. He is NOT a villain. LEAD.
Really? He’s not a villain? But he’s a “shark in a suit”? I guess this is what they mean by “complexity”?
Andy Fastow: Caucasian man, early – late 30s. Financial genius whose work is largely kept quiet. Funny, nerdy, unsettled, eager and constantly wanting to impress and appease Jeffrey Skilling. STRONG SUPPORTING LEAD.
Ken Lay: Caucasian man, early – late 60s. Easy, convivial man who runs Enron. Strong, stalwart executive businessman with practiced southern hospitality and a strong ability to strategize. No sentimentality. STRONG SUPPORTING LEAD.
Not liking these descriptions.
Claudia Roe: Caucasian woman, early to late 30s – early 40s. Very attractive southern executive in the upper echelon of Enron. Very intelligent and business savvy, but not opposed to using her sexual and feminine side to advance her career. Casually seductive, opportunistic and competitive. STRONG SUPPORTING LEAD.
I own the copyright on this character. She’s called Cara Ellison? Maybe you’ve heard of her?
ALL ACTORS BELOW REQUIRE EXCELLENT PHYSICAL MOVEMENT AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO CARRY A TUNE:
Four Traders: Men, any ethnicity, late 20s – early 30s. Very physical; some gymnastic or clown-like and some more character-based (perhaps nerdy, nervous, etc). Funny. Any physical type (short, tall, thin, stout, etc). All of these roles have multiple lines in several scenes.
Security Officer / Trader: Latino or African American man, 30s. Security Officer: Physically imposing. Strong, a family man. Plays a strong scene with Jeffrey Skilling.
Arthur Andersen: Caucasian man, late 30s – mid 40s. Oldest trader on the floor. Southern. Needs to have the weight and heft of someone who is accustomed to the finance business. Actor may also understudy Ken Lay.
Lawyer / Trader / U/S Jeffrey Skilling: Man, any ethnicity, 40. Defense attorney for Jeffrey Skilling. Sharp, concise. Opens the play by explaining the conflict.
Senator / Trader: Man, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. Also must be physically agile, regardless of his body type. Actor may understudy Ken Lay.
Co-Anchor News Reporter: Caucasian woman, 20s – 30s. Southern. Sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of the show. Co-anchor of a cable news program. Needs to have a face for television. Actress may understudy Claudia Roe.
Congresswoman / Business Analyst / Irene Gant: Woman, any ethnicity, late 40s – early 50s. Congresswoman: From Texas. Funny. Three important acting scenes. Business Analyst: Determines the economic climate of Enron. Irene Gant: Enron employee who was the biggest victim of the scandal after losing all her money. Has an important, large scene with Jeffrey Skilling.
Hewitt / Co-Anchor News Reporter / Prostitute: Non-Caucasian woman, 30s. Hewitt: Enron board member. Prostitute: Good scene with Jeffrey Skilling.
Daughter: Caucasian girl, 6 – 8 years old. Jeffrey’s Skilling’s daughter. Small role.
A prostitute with a “good scene” with Jeff Skilling? I yi yi.
And I’ve heard Skilling’s daughter is the Cindy Lou Who who figures out her daddy is a “shark in a suit”. At 6 to 8 years old.
I am personally disgusted by that. All the Enron executives have children. It is unfair to even talk about them; they are private individuals. But to use them – even creatively – seems wretched. Just awful.