The Right Brain Project

Where Passion Plays


The Right Brain Project announces auditions for LURED: THE CURSE SWANS

Written by Terry Boyle
Directed by Becca Holloway


It is the tenth anniversary since Paddy, husband to Grainne and father to Maeve and Deirdre, died.  His passing, and the circumstances of his death, has created a rift in the family.  In order to bridge this gap, Grainne has organized a family trip to Ireland. On the eve of the journey, they prepare to reunite after a period of painful separation.  While living in the same city, they have managed to drift apart, fearing the intimacy that breaks open old wounds.  As the evening passes and their impending journey gets closer, shadows of the past start to haunt them. Caught between the people they once were and the people they have become, each one must decide what is true and what is false. While each of them struggles to be authentic, we begin to see the fallacies they have created in order to protect themselves from the truth.

Audition Date & Location

Auditions will be held on January 5th from 12pm-4pm at The Performing Arts Studio, Lincoln Square (630 W Webster, Chicago, IL 60614). Callbacks will be January 6th from 6pm-9pm, also at The Performing Arts Studio.

Time Commitment

Rehearsals begin late January 2019, performances run March 14-April 7th

Equity/Non-Equity: Non-Equity

Payment: Actors will be paid a one-time stipend

Material to Prepare

Please prepare a one-minute performance of your choosing (monologue, poem, dance – creativity is encouraged). To request an audition appointment, please send your headshot and resume to

Available Roles

  • Grainne: (Female Identifying; Early-50s) The mother of both Maeve and Deirdre, is quite flamboyant. She’s caught between the world of real estate, and mysticism, which means that at times she slips from being Earth mother to realtor while neglecting the real needs of her daughters.  

  • Deirdre: (Female Identifying; Early-20s) Anxious to solicit her mother’s attention, constantly feels as if she’s being overlooked, she appear superficial, but she is quite complex. She is beginning to show the early signs of pregnancy