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Auditions for Big Idea Theatre

tempOdyssey, by Dan Dietz

**Until further notice, we require all actors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to wear masks during auditions and rehearsals.**


Saturday February 18, 2023 2:00pm-6:00pm

Sunday February 19, 2023 5:00-8:00pm

Callbacks Tuesday February 21, 2023 at 6:30pm


1616 Del Paso Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95815

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tempOdyssey, by Dan Dietz

Directed by Cameron Rose

Show runs: April 28 – May 20, 2023; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm 

Sunday, May 14 @ 2pm

Rehearsals begin week of March 5, 2023

Tech week is April 23 – 27, 2023

Until further notice, we require all actors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to wear masks during auditions and rehearsals.


“It wasn’t me. It was the black hole.” With these words, a temp worker named Genny launches us on an epic, fantastical journey through corporate America, Appalachia, astrophysics and beyond. TempOdyssey tells the story of a young woman who’s convinced she’s the goddess of death. Fleeing the imminent creation of a black hole on one side of the country, she lands smack in the middle of a bomb manufacturing company on the other. Her only hope lies in the unlikely guise of a nameless temp who considers himself immortal. Can he help Genny cast off her dark mythology once and for all? Or will she explode, taking all of downtown Seattle with her? Dan Dietz melds the absurdity of contemporary cubicle life with the epic poetics of Greek mythology, and the results are hilarious, horrifying and ultimately uplifting.

*For all roles, we will be considering actors of any ethnicity*

Genny, woman, mid 20s-30s, Former child chicken-choker trying to escape her past *Partially speaks with an Appalachian/Georgia accent

Dead Body Boy, man, 30s, An apathetic forever temp and wants to keep it that way

Daddy, man, 50s-60s, Genny’s dad, thinks he knows best *Speaks with an Appalachian/Georgia accent

A woman, 30s-50s, who plays:

  1. Last day girl, A receptionist, very much over her job
  2. Fran, A forever temp, both very no-nonsense and very Obi-Wan
  3. Mama, Genny’s mom *Speaks with an Appalachian/Georgia accent

A man, 30s-50s, who plays:

  1. Nepotism guy, The CEO’s nephew, an entitled boss from hell
  2. Scientist, A black hole expert
  3. Security guy (a voice), Just trying to do his job

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