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Audition Notice for Jared Kelner's New Play
A Promise To Your Mother

Fearless Productions is proud to announce that A Promise To Your Mother, an original 90-minute 1-Act play written by actor, acting teacher, author and playwright Jared Kelner, playwright of What Do They Become? that appeared in the 2015 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival, has been selected to appear in the 2015 Thespis Theater Festival in New York City on September 17 (6:15pm), 18 (6:15pm) & 20 (8:30pm) at the Hudson Guild Theater, located at 441 W. 26th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City. A Promise To Your Mother, will be directed by Gerry Appel, Artistic Director of The Playhouse Acting Academy of East Brunswick, NJ.


A Promise To Your Mother plot summary:

Malcolm made national news when a vengeance-filled father of a young girl Malcolm was accused of raping, crashed his car into Malcolm’s, running him off the road, killing Malcolm and his wife. The tragedy sparks a series of revelations that will forever entwine the lives of Mandy (Malcolm’s 14 year-old daughter), Ben (Malcolm's twin brother), Celia (a young mother with a haunting past) and Derrek (her 15 year-old derelict son).



  • BEN (ALREADY CAST): 40s, High School Guidance Counselor, Malcolm's twin brother, Mandy’s uncle.
  • MALCOLM (ALREADY CAST): 40s, Embodiment of evil, Ben's twin brother
  • CELIA: 28, Derrek’s mother, Damaged, Broken, Searching for a life-line, A lost child, Fighting to survive, Fragile, Sick, At the end of her rope, Manipulative, Clever, Protective,
  • MANDY: 14, Freshman in High School, Ben’s niece, Damaged, Struggling to find peace, No longer innocent, Fragile. Trapped, Searching for her voice, Lost, Heading down the wrong path.
  • DERREK: 15, Freshman in High School, Celia’s son, Bad-ass, Sarcastic, Confrontational, Damaged, Cocky, Rough exterior facade, Challenges authority.



  • Bring a headshot & resume with you to the audition
  • Email to preregister for the audition & receive a time-slot in advance
  • The script is available for download by clicking here
  • Sides will be available for pick-up at the audition

Audition #1

LocationRahway Recreation Center: 275 E Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065

Date: Tuesday 5/19/2015

Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Audition #2

LocationThe East Brunswick Community Arts Center (Playhouse22) 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Date: Thursday 5/28/2015

Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

What to prepare:

  • CELIA: 1-2 minute Contemporary Dramatic monologue + Scenes 1 & 3
  • MANDY & DERREK: 1-2 minute Contemporary Dramatic monologue + Scenes 1, 2 & 4

Video Audition Submissions will be accepted

  • Email the Youtube or Vimeo URL link to (Do not email the video)
  • Subject Line should read: A Promise To Your Mother Video Audition Submission + your name
  • Attach your headshot (.jpg) & resume (.pdf) to the email

Callbacks will be scheduled after the auditions are complete

  • As a professional courtesy, everyone who auditions will receive an email within 2-3 days of the audition advising if you are or are not being called back


For questions, please email Jared Kelner at

Watch The Play Below

Written by Jared Kelner - Directed by Gerry Appel