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Auditions this weekend!

Written by Operations Director. Posted in Coming Soon

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The Winner of our Sixteenth Annual Playwriting Contest:
IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S THEM
By Chris Tsocanos
Story Editing by Sharyn Tsocanos
Copy Editing by David Forman 

 

A comedy-drama about a man, his girlfriend and the crazy family that loves him.

Auditions Sunday and Monday, April 17 - 18, 7:00pm
We need 4 adult men and 2 adult women, of all ages
 
No prior experience or resume is required.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Rehearsals are typically Sunday - Thursday evenings; not every actor is called to every rehearsal, but the fewer dates with which you have conflicts, the better.  Performances are May 20 - 22, Friday/Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm.
 
Cast of Characters (ages are flexible)
 
Alvin (mid-30s):  The protagonist and the sane voice in an insane environment. He works in television, lives in Queens with his girlfriend Maggie, and is mostly normal but occasionally a tad neurotic.
 
Jim (late 60s):  Alvin's Dad. A chronic hypochondriac, Jim will tell anyone in earshot about all his imagined ills.  Seemingly charming to outsiders, Jim can be overwhelming in long doses and has a habit of telling people what to do and how to live.  Wears a light sweater with shorts and constantly changes the thermostat.
 
Sandra (late 60s):  Alvin's mother.  Dresses like June Cleaver.  Looks towards the bright side of everything no matter what is thrown her way, to the point of seeming out of touch with reality, though she conceals a darker side to her own personality.
 
Simon (mid-20s):  Alvin's brother.  College educated, but unemployed and living with Jim and Sandra.  Aloof, never has anything happy to say about life, and avoids conversing with his father at all times.  Wears nothing but black and his hair is never combed.  He also has an unhealthy addiction to his smart phone and a girlfriend in Canada.  Dance experience is a plus, for this role.
 
"Colonel" Dale Roberts (80s-90s):  Alvin's grandfather and Sandra's father.  Not quite in his right mind, Grandpa believes the Second World War (plus shades of the Cold War) is still ongoing and is constantly maneuvering imaginary troops all over the house.  He does, however, have brief moments of clarity and insight and is otherwise harmless.
 
Maggie (late 20s):  Alvin's current girlfriend.  working nurse who also attends night school and is looking forward to starting a family with Alvin.  Sweet, genuinely curious about Alvin's family, and frustrated that he avoids the subject.  Harboring a few secrets of her own. 
 
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Written by Operations Director. Posted in Coming Soon

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By Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Caution:  Contains adult themes
April 15 - May 1
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week(May 1-8, 2016 in the US)
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm / Sundays 2:00pm
Directed by Bryan Bergeron