Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our audiences, actors, crew and volunteers, we are currently only auditioning/casting individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition. 

We are committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout our organization. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.


California Suite

By Neil Simon
Directed by Pam Amodio

**SEEKING MALE-PRESENTING PERFORMERS IN PARTICULAR!*

AUDITIONS: Friday, August 19 at 7:00pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: October 14 – October 23, 2022, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
REHEARSALS: Begin on August 21st. Run Sunday afternoons and 2 to 3 week-nights, based on cast availability. NOTE: Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal. Tech rehearsals will be Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th.
LOCATION: Almira Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main St., Meriden

No appointments necessary. PLEASE ARRIVE AT  7PM. Actors will be reading from script.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Setting: One hotel room visited by five couples. Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

A humorous confection divided into four parts:

In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious, but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.

Visitors from London Academy Award nominee Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to her husband, Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.

The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.

FROM THE DIRECTOR: A familiarity with the play is encouraged. You can read the script HERE.

For the safety of our audiences, actors, crew and volunteers, we are currently only auditioning/casting individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition. Masks are required at auditions, except when you are reading.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (5 Men/5 Women):

Hannah and William: Late 30’s/early 40’s. Any ethnicity. Divorced. She: polished, New York City career-woman. Driven, intelligent, focused. Female presenting. He: formerly the same, now has embraced the laid back California high life. Still sharp, intelligent but smoother edges. Male presenting. Debating the fate of their teenaged daughter.

Marvin and Millie: Aged 40 – 75. Any ethnicity. Average couple. Comfortably devoted. He: completely unhinged when he wakes up in a hotel room with a stranger. Male presenting. She: arrives on the scene – unflappable. Female presenting.

Sidney and Diana: Early 40’s – 60’s. Any ethnicity. Sidney is male presenting, Diana is female presenting. A theatrical couple – they have a long history and an “arrangement.” He’s gay and she’s fragile. Disappointing night where she doesn’t win the Oscar.

Mort and Beth/Stu and Gert: Aged 30 – 60. Any ethnicity. Four friends who decide to vacation together. Injuries, arguments and mayhem ensue. Mort and Stu are male presenting, Beth and Gert are female presenting.

 We are committed to building diversity & inclusion onstage and in our organization. Actors of ALL ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition!