Auditions are open to union and nonunion actors.
Actors will be seen in the order in which they arrive and sign in.
Please bring your resume and a headshot.
Please prepare a one- to two-minute monologue of your choice.
Callbacks for specific roles will be held, by appointment, on Sunday.
To read for From the Mississippi Delta, please submit headshot and resume to email@example.com, and we'll schedule a meeting.
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From the Mississippi Delta, by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Ph.D., directed by Sarah K. Chalmers
Mondays 2/6 and 2/13, 7:30
Described by Dr. Holland as a “dramatic biography,” From the Mississippi Delta uses three women in eleven anecdotal scenes to provide a compelling glimpse at the early days of the civil rights movement, told from the perspective of individuals born and raised in the muck and mire of Mississippi's lethal brand of white supremacy and racial hatred. Through the playwright’s raw, explosive, and lyrical storytelling, we get a close-up view of what had to be overcome and what was required of ordinary folks brave enough to get involved in a situation that could and did, literally, cost them their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Each actor will play multiple roles: young/old, male/female, and black/white.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, directed by David Kossack
Mondays 3/20 and 3/27, 7:30
Winner of the Tony for Best Play, as well as the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play and a slew of other awards, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!
VANYA. 50+, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
SONIA. 50+, his adopted sister, living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.
MASHA. 50+, his sister, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
SPIKE. An aspiring actor, 29 or younger, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.
NINA. 20s, lovely, sincere would-be actress, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck and energetic.
CASSANDRA. Cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any ethnicity.
Curved, by Kristin Shepherd, directed by Ross Haarstad
Mondays 6/12 and 6/19, 7:30
Curved is the newest play by Kristin Shepherd, author of $38,000 for a Friendly Face (staged by Homecoming Players for its 2015 season). Through a stylistically intermittent use of stand-up comedy techniques and individual mic work, it lays bare the relationships between five strong and broken women, ages eleven to eighty. We watch all five of these lovingly dysfunctional women grapple with love, need, and what it means—and takes—to be alive.
WAVY. Eleven year old girl, played by a woman.
GRANNY WAVE. 65-80, Wavy’s grandma.
DEL. 30-40, Wavy’s mom.
CHLOE. 20-50, Del’s friend.
ESTELLE. 60-80, former lover of Granny Wave.
Note: All characters speak candidly on all sorts of personal issues and with the sort of language common to an after-hours comedy club.
Easy Out (world premiere), by Arthur Bicknell, directed by Rachel Hockett
Full Production 7/28 to 7/30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 4pm
Easy Out focuses on the tumultuous battle for power raging between Gerald Metcalf –a middle-age and hopelessly repressed gay man (and the protagonist of Bicknell’s earlier and critically acclaimed play My Great Dead Sister), and Angel—the boorish and chronically resentful younger sister of Albert, Gerald’s narcissistic, homophobic and currently dying longtime companion. With unlikely assistance from Helmer, a charming and prepossessing hospice nurse, and Izzy, Angel’s enlightened eighteen year-old daughter, Gerald struggles to find a not-so-easy way to break out of the closet and into the unchartered territory of Act Three of his life.
GERALD. 50+, self-deprecating, witty, caregiver to dying partner, seriously repressed.
ANGEL. 40+, his partner’s resentful and argumentative sister, sarcastic, likes to bedazzle her wardrobe
IZZY. 15, Angel’s daughter and Gerald’s ally. Precocious, brooding. Compassionate.HELMER. 30+, hospice physical therapist, impish, congenial.