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Auditions for "The Dining Room"

Award: A part in the play

Deadline: 07/18/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: Bay Village Community Theatre

AUDITION DATES: Sunday July, 16th 7:30pm-10pm, Tuesday, July 18th 7:30pm-10pm

LOCATION: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, July 19th 7:30pm-10pm

SHOW DATES: September 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm and October 1 at 3pm

SYNOPSIS
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

AVAILABLE ROLES

MEN:
Actor 1 – Male 40s-60s (Father, Michael, Brewster, Grandfather, Stuart, Gordon, David, Harvey, Host)
Actor 2 – Male 20s-40s (Client, Howard, Pyschiatrist, Ted, Paul, Ben, Chris, Jim, Dick, Guest)
Actor 3 – Male 20s-40s (Arthur, Boy, Architect, Billy, Nick, Fred, Tony, Standish, Guest)

WOMEN:
Actress 1 – Female 40s-60s (Agent, Mother, Carolyn, Sandra, Dora, Margery, Beth, Kate, Claire, Ruth)
Actress 2 – Female 20s-40s (Annie, Grace, Peggy, Nancy, Sarah, Harriet, Emily, Annie, Guest)
Actress 3 – Female 20s-40s (Sally, Girl, Ellie, Aggie, Winkie, Old Lady, Helen, Meg, Bertha, Guest)

IMPORTANT: This show is a series a vignettes in which each actor plays several characters ranging in ages from 10 to 80s so be prepared to show off your acting range. If you are cast in this production, If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the director at cmb164@zips.uakron.edu