Friday, May 29, 2015

CHATHAM COMMUNITY PLAYERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR "JERSEY VOICES"

 AUDITION NOTICE:
 
 21st ANNUAL JERSEY VOICES ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
 
WHEN: Sunday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham
 
Performances will take place on July 31 and August 1, 7, 8 and 9. Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.
 
Looking for men and women, ages 20 to 70, to fill roles for six one-act plays and one dance piece.
  • Actors may read from sides available at the auditions or they may present a monologue. 
  • For those who are interested in becoming familiar with the one-acts, full scripts will be available for reading at the Library of The Chathams—across the street from the Playhouse.
  • Dancers should be prepared to learn a modern dance routine at the audition, please wear appropriate attire.
 
Wendy
by John AC Kennedy
Directed by Joann Scanlon
  
Remember… from childhood… as real as yesterday.
  • One man, 20's, youthful, funny, full of life
  • One woman, older than the man, straightforward but can dream
 
A Love Story
by Walter Placzek
Directed by Arnold Buchianne

A poignant look at familiar love. 
  • One man, 30's-60's,
  • Two women, one in their 40's and one in their 70's.
 
 
I Thought I Liked Girls…
by Nicole Pandolfo
Directed by Eric Holgerson
 
Lucy has some big news for her parents—after 10 years she is ready to share.
  • Lucy – late 20’s-early 30’s, Lucy has finally found true-love and is anxious and nervous about how to explain her new engagement to her parents.
  • Mom – 50’s-60’s, a middle-aged housewife with a carefree acceptance of her daughter’s lifestyle
  • Dad – mid 50’s – 60, Dad is a distinguished looking but trying to be hip.
 
 
Two Perfect Strangers Meet At The Jet Lag Cafe
by Ralph Greco, Jr.
Directed by Kevern Cameron 
 
At four AM in an all-but-empty Paris café, two Americans strike up a conversation that, for a moment, distracts each other and leads to a new found kinship.
  • Suitor - late 60’s-70’s, an ex-pat who retains grace and elegance though the majority of his life is ruefully behind him
  • Jack - 40-45, married for ten years, childless, with unpublished novels, poems and essays. He is in Paris with his wife who is asleep in their hotel room
 
Rodin in Movement
by Kimberly Jackson
Directed and Choreographed by Kimberly Jackson
 
A dance piece that explores the stories behind the famous bronze sculptures that Auguste Rodin used in his masterpiece "The Gates of Hell."
 
Looking for 7 dancers with strong modern technique who are open to collaboration.
  • Eve (female) - Eve has realized she is naked, and is constantly covering herself in shame after she has sinned against God.
  • Despair (male or female) - Contorted and twisted, Despair is the personification and representation of the numerous souls ensnared in the circles of hell.
  • Prodigal Son (male) - The Prodigal Son is at the pinnacle of realization that he has squandered his inheritance, and is agonizingly begging his father to take him back.
  • Three Shades (male or female) - this trio is forever connected to each other, guarding the entrance to the gates of hell.
  • The Thinker (male or female) - The Thinker is the guardian and seer of the gates, and is tormented with wanting to save the souls he sees, but helpless as to what or how to save them.
 
Gentlemen's Pact
by Karen JP Howes
Directed by Lynn Polan
 
A wry and witty look at fidelity, friendship and 21st century marriage.
  • Bill 35-40, English professor; a meek man with heroic dreams; fearful of failure
  • Arthur 45-50, ironic and somewhat detached; intellectual, college history professor; married to Evelyn
  • Evelyn 40-ish, attractive, worldly, no nonsense, down to earth; married to Arthur
 
 
Holy Grill
by Gary Shaffer
Directed by Scott Baird
 
A soon-to-be bride, a nervous groom and two retired cops asking all the right questions; things could get interesting. 
  • Mrs. Reilly - a matronly church lady
  • Meg - 20's, happily engaged
  • Peter - 20's, nervously engaged
  • Sussman - retired bad cop
  • Maehrlein - retired good cop
 
The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition.
 
Any questions please call Leslie Williams at 973.769.3886 or email her at ccpcasting@gmail.com.
 
For directions or additional information, please visit www.chathamplayers.org