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Performers Wanted for Upcoming Summer Season

Staunton, VA, United States
ID: 223358Exp: 4/2/2023

Seeking actors for upcoming summer season. Please find more details below. About the project: 1. "The Play That Goes Wrong" 2. "The Old Man and The Old Moon" 3. "Wait Until Dark" 4. "Quartet" 5. "Hay Fever" Additional info: -You don’t have to stay the whole time or come both days. -Casting is for all five shows scheduled for the upcoming Summer Season including four plays and one musical production. -Those interested in auditioning for both the plays and the musical should audition both days. -Musical auditions are separated from the plays. -You will be auditioning Director selected pieces from the shows. -There will be time for you to practice selections and to join up with other folks for those selections (Directors have helpers to help you find audition partners and get in the queue). -Please see the attachment for more details. If interested, please apply.

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36 roles

Annie the Stage ManagerFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Biggest journey of any character. Initially terrified by acting, but is willing to kill for it by the end. She starts small, but grows and grows. When she has to substitute as the leading lady, she goes from nervous to confident to downright competitive.

Trevor/Light and Sound TechMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Simply wants to get on with the show. Doesn’t like actors. Here for the course credit. Easily distracted. Does many things he shouldn’t including ‘hot mic’ moments. Least physically demanding role.

Chris/Inspector CarterMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Director of the play-within-the-play ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’ and plays the esteemed Inspector Carter. Biggest day of his life. Everything matters to him. His pain is evident every time someone laughs…the pain deepens. Often knows what should be going on despite the fact that he may not have communicated it effectively.

Jonathan/Charles HavershamMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Bland ‘real life’ personality yet sees himself as a 007 type actor. Excited and having fun. Cares about the play, but it’s mostly just for fun for him. Physically demanding role despite spending most of the play “dead”. Placed in situations where he must adjust his performance to accommodate for the mistakes of others (and of his own).

Robert/Thomas ColleymooreMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Big presentational style/big ‘real life’ personality. Not a parody of a bad actor, just unaware of others around him and consciously unaware of things going wrong (mostly). Never learns from his mistakes. Stage presence. Always believes the show is going much more smoothly than it really is until it is completely in his face at the end.

Dennis/Perkins (Butler)Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Just wants friends. Believes doing well in the show means being more successful socially. Laughter could be a personal tragedy for him. Understands when they get things wrong (maybe not the third time). Somewhat “green” actor. Has trouble recovering from the unexpected.

Max/Cecil HavershamMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Never been onstage before. Learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. Zero ‘connection’ with other characters while onstage, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the fourth wall and engages as himself. Live performance naïveté. His mistakes are fundamental. Unrepentant but restrained glee at the audience response to him. Shouldn’t be as confident as he is in some things.

Sandra/Florence ColleymooreFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Ambitions to go pro. The stakes are high. Physically demanding role. Also, some sort of comedic (but definitely unsexy) undergarment exposure is possible but there are alternatives as long as they are hilarious. Very protective of her role in the play-within-the-play as well as her role in the drama society. Will carry on with misplaced instinctual confidence.

Actual Stage CrewMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Play That Goes Wrong" Some of the actual tech crew will be seen and heard doing backstage things…sometimes onstage during performance.

THE OLD MANMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" An old man whose job it is to fill the moon with liquid light. His journey in pursuit of his missing wife forces him out of his complacent lifestyle.

MATHESONBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" The first-mate of the ship and narrator of the tale. Matheson loves telling stories so much that he commands the attention of the audience and the respect of his sailors. FINE LADY: She lives in town. Has a secret.

THE OLD WOMANFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" An old woman who has grown tired of her life filling the moon with her husband. She leaves home in search of a forgotten memory. MICKEY: Clerk’s young assistant. Wears his grandfather’s hat to work. CAPTAIN: Fearless leader and most eloquent speaker. BARTLEY: A witty aeronautical engineer. Sibling of Solomon. BOATSWAIN TWO: A boatswain’s apprentice. YOUNG WOMAN: The OLD WOMAN, a long time ago.

CALLAHANMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" An ardent sailor. Never loses a fight BEN: He has a store in town but is currently sold out of everything. REBEL TWO: Rebel soldier. Trying to start a fight. PERRY: A legendary hero of the imperial fleet. First Naval Lieutenant Pericles Llewellyn McWallander was thrown overboard by his mutinous crew. He now spends his days inside the belly of a “prison fish.” BUTCHER

MABELUMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" A sailor who has a good sense of humor and the best of intentions. He lost his precious dog years ago. PATRON: Plays the piano but doesn’t take requests. DOG: Her name is Lucy. Mabelu lost her years ago.

LLEWELLYNMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" The youngest, somewhat naive, spirited sailor whom the OLD MAN mentors and takes on as an apprentice at the end of his journey. (spoilers) BOATSWAIN ONE: Master boatswain. GHOST SINGER: A dead sailor with a penchant for cabaret.

COOKIEMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

"The Old Man and The Old Moon" An unhinged cook. Might be afraid of fire. CLERK: Overwhelmed and unenthused each and every day at the boat shop. REBEL ONE: Rebel captain. Trying to avoid a fight. BARTENDER: Goes by Bill but that is not his real name. FISHMONGER

Mike TalmanMale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Recently released con who is brought into a gang to search for drugs in an apartment occupied by Susy and Sam Hendricks. Used to work cons with Sgt Carlino. Pretends to be a friend of Sam’s to get Susy’s confidence. A follower, prone to violence. Described as tall and rugged.

Sgt CarlinoMale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Old con partner with Talman. Pretends to be a police officer to get Susy;s confidence. Much the same as Mike Talman without the tall and rugged description.

Harry Roat JrMale45-65 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Leader of the gang; pretends to be a friend of Sams to get Susy’s confidence before beginning to terrorize her in order to get the drugs. Actually totally ruthless. (Talman and Carlino previously worked with/for a woman named Lisa who has instigated the search. Roat now claims to be controlling the con for her.)

Susy HendricksFemale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Protagonist, Young BLIND woman terrorized by thugs looking for drugs thought to be in her apartment. Very resourceful.

Sam HendricksMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Sus’s husband, a professional photographer. The inadvertent cause of the problem after unknowingly transporting a container full of heroin through customs for Lisa.

Policeman 1Male25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Generic Policeman.

Policeman 2Male25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

"Wait Until Dark" Generic policeman.

Cecily RobsonFemale50-80 y.o.All ethnicities

"Quartet" To play 70s+. Former opera singer. Has been living at the retirement home for a number of years. Hard of hearing, enthusiastic, had a vivacious sex life.

Reginald PagetMale50-80 y.o.All ethnicities

"Quartet" To play 70s+. Former opera singer. Quiet, but incredibly passionate. Used to be married to Jean and has not recovered.

Wilfred BondMale50-80 y.o.All ethnicities

"Quartet" To play 70s+. Former opera singer. Boisterous. Loves to make inappropriate sexual comments to (and about) Cecily. Still in love with his late wife.

Jean HortonFemale50-80 y.o.All ethnicities

"Quartet" To play 70s+. Former opera singer. A true diva. Appalled that she’s now living in a retirement home. Reggie was one of her husbands, and she has had many.

Judith BlissFemale50-60 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" Semi-retired country West End actress(London Setting:)Very Theatrical most of the time, off stage and on.

Davi BlissMale50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" Her husband(writer known for the popular novels that he churns out.

Sorel BlissFemale19-22 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" Romantic, reads poetry, but sharp in her criticism of the same, and of many other issues in life.

Simon BlissMale20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" The son, aspiring artist, flippant, and untidy, and impulsive, as is the entire family.

Sandy TyrellFemale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" House guest, somewhat athletic, infatuated with Judith Bliss, somewhat ingenuous.

Myra ArundelFemale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" Sophisticated, sharp-tongued, sometimes bitingly critical, used to getting her way.

Richard GreathamMale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" House guest, a diplomat, somewhat ’tightly-wrapped’, also besotted with Judith Bliss, the actress.

Jackie CorytonMale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" House guest, a flapper(and dressed as such), timid, and shy, and completely apprehensive of her first meeting with ‘David Bliss, the writer’.

ClaraFemale45-65 y.o.All ethnicities

"Hay Fever" The housekeeper, long employed by the Blisses, but also long-suffering, over certain perceived impositions on her good nature. But very loyal.