Phone Call with a Christian Mother

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Phone Call with a Christian Mother 
This is going to be an acted-out "phone call" which is part of a speech I'm giving in front of a live audience. It's an emulation of a (frustrating) conversation between a devoutly religious mother and her atheist son...the source of familial embarrassment.

The conversation happens in 3 parts, and it requires the mom to be almost - but not quite - a caricature of the Guilt Trip Parent. Speaks with emphasis. Sounds like someone in her 70s. Breaks into high drama to manipulate. Could probably talk for 2 weeks without really getting to the point.

This exercise isn't meant to demean a religious parent, but rather provides a window into the frustration felt by many children who break off from the family line to worship other gods (or none), to align with different ideals, to vote for other political parties, to break the chain of familial expectation to be their own person.

Ultimately, that's the message of the piece: That each person has the right to take the human journey on his/her own terms. It's essentially an elaboration of a short-form video I produced in 2013 called "The Phone Call." 
2017-07-20 14:37:50 GMT
2017-07-21 13:46:17 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
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Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 60 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 12 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 350
Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Via Internet: everywhere
English - USA and Canada
Senior Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project
Older mom

Script Details

(Only the MOM portion)
Seth: Hi Mom.
Mom: Hi son.
Seth: What’s up?
Mom: I didn’t interrupt anything, did I?
Seth: Well…I’m at a convention.
Mom: {condescending} A convention. You mean “Atheist Church.”
Seth: I mean… a convention. And I really don’t want to get into this again.
Mom: Mmmm hmmm. { pause } Are you one of the preachers?
Seth: I’m one of the speakers, ma.
Mom: Might as well have an altar call. Ask people to accept Satan into their hearts.
Seth: Atheists aren’t Satanists, ma.
Mom: {high drama} “Satan, take over my life!”
Seth: Atheists aren’t Satanist, ma!
Mom: “Give me an excuse to run around and do whatever I want!”
Seth: We don’t believe in Satan, ma!
Mom: Bunch of devil worshipers. No morals, whatsoever. Is that really what the kind of preacher you want to be?
Seth: I’m a moral person, ma. I’m a good person. I’m a happy person.
Mom: No, you’re not.
Seth: I’m happy, ma.
Mom: Not if you’re an atheist, you’re not.
Seth: I’m happy, ma!
Mom: {more emphatic} Not without my Jesus, you’re not!
Seth: I’M HAPPY, MA!
Mom: {pause} {sarcastic} Then why do you sound so angry? Hmmmmm?
Seth: Because we’ve been having this same conversation for TEN…YEARS! And I get frustrated. 
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