[AMY] 30 – 50, Strong – willed woman with Down syndrome who is the adult sibling to Jacob and Maggie; she helps her family deal with their father’s death; frequently communicates in “found language”, catch phrases from movies as she’s a bit of a buff and works part time at the local movie theater; Amy is more self-aware and purposeful than her siblings realize; actors reading for Amy are welcome to read a poem, song lyrics, tell a story or some jokes or any prepared dialogue, monologue, or speech of their choice.
[KATHY] 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. Devoted caretaker to Amy at her place of residence; she is visibly pregnant; Kathy is no-nonsense and doesn’t hesitate to make her opinion known; she is outspoken but takes her job and her patients seriously and remains devoted to their care; heavy New York accent;
[MAGGIE] 50 to 60 years old, all ethnicities female. Unraveled slightly wounded younger sister of Jacob; Maggie lives the performative fantasy that she and her sister and brother are “extremely close”, but it’s obvious that these siblings are anything but; wants the appearance of having it together to a fault.
[JACOB] 60 to 70 years old, all ethnicities male. Eldest child of the Jewish family, Jacob finds solace in his newly discovered Christianity and juicing; he is tightly wound and clenching to keep it that way; he is disconnected from the family, seeing Amy once a year and Maggie even less than that; he attempts to re-establish his relationship with Amy;
[BOBBY] 30 to 40 years old, all ethnicities male. Married to Sarah; he is somewhat heavyset; a likable underdog; slightly oblivious to the problems in his marriage but willing to attempt a fix; wants to be a good father and husband;
[SARAH] 30 to 40 years old, all ethnicities female. Married Bobby; has brought Bobby a couples retreat in attempts mend their broken marriage and convince him that they are making the best possible decision for the family;