"Noises Off" Play Looking for PerformersSherman, TX, United StatesID: 214074Exp: 2/19/2023
Seeking talent for "Noises Off" play. Please see the details below. About the project: In a provincial English town, a theatre troupe rehearses a touring production of a sex comedy, Nothing On. Unfortunately, almost nothing is going right – the cast can’t remember their lines, they mix up their blocking, misplace props, and they’ve lost sight of why they’re acting! Even the director is certain that the show will be a disaster. Somehow the cast pulls through, but by mid-tour, the drama has moved backstage, as the cast and crew’s personal lives start to mirror the insanity in the play, with sexual dalliances, jealousies, and chaos reigning overall. By closing night, the play is in complete shambles both onstage and off, with open “warfare” occurring among cast members and everyone simply trying to survive until the final curtain. Additional info: Callback Dates: Feb. 21, 2023 (as needed) Rehearsal Dates: Feb. 26 – Apr. 6, 2023 Performance Dates: Apr. 7-23, 2023 Will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a headshot, resume, and current list of conflicts. Note: All age ranges are intended to represent the character’s age, not the actor’s actual age. If you are interested, please see the attachment and apply.
(Offstage Dotty) A late-middle-aged American actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy. (On Stage Character: Mrs. Clackett): A Cockney Housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England. Hospitable, though slow.
(Off Stage: Brooke) A young inexperienced American actress. Pays no attention to other performers, either in performance or backstage. She seems as though she is not really present – like she is somewhere else inside her head. Is always losing her contact lenses. (On Stage Character: Vicki): An English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. *Note the actor playing this role must be comfortable being on stage in undergarments.
(Offstage Belinda): Cheerful and sensible, a reliable American actress. She may have feelings for Freddy. (On Stage Character: Flavia Brent): Phillip Brent’s English wife. She is dependable, though not one for household duties.
American Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive, and envious of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd’s child. One-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.
The director of the play, Nothing On. Temperamental. One-third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.
(Off stage: Garry) An American actor who never finishes a sentence. Always completes sentences with, “you know…” Easily fired up, repeatedly tries to attack Freddy after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Dating Dotty. (On Stage Character: Roger): An English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, but uses it for his own personal benefit.
(Freddy) An American actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Blames himself often for things going wrong. (Phillip Brent): An Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes. He enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue, he will lose most of the year’s income. (Sheikh): A Middle-Eastern, Interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home and is the spitting image of Phillip.
An overworked American Assistant Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy.
(Off Stage: Selsdon Mowbray): An elderly alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out. Is hard of hearing when he wants to be. (On Stage Character: Burglar): Old Cockney man in his seventies, breaking into the Brent’s home.