Chatham Playhouse’s 23rd Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival
WHEN: Thursday, June 1st and Monday, June 5th, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
WHERE: Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham.
Performances will take place on July 28 and 29, and August 4, 5 and 6th. Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.
They are looking for men, ages 20’s to 60’s and women, ages 20’s to 70’s, and one young teen/preteen girl to fill roles for six one-act plays.
- 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.
Presented One-Act Plays are:
by Glen D. Post
Directed by John AC Kennedy
When love comes knock-knocking you might laugh or you might roll your eyes -- but if you know the punchline, it could be the start of something.
- 3 men and 3 women 20’s – 30’s.
by Walter Placzek
Directed by Lynn Polan
Zarg is both funny and touching. Spirited, well-meaning people find love and connection in very difficult circumstances.
- Carolyn Carpenter (65-70) former star of a series of blockbuster sci-fi films; strong minded; energetic; not a diva; good sense of humor; no nonsense view of life
- Janet Carpenter (35-40) Carolyn’s daughter; protective; selfless; strong; a caretaker
- Allison Watford (Pre-teen) buoyant personality; enthusiastic; straight forward; loves and tries to protect her father
- David Watford (35-40) warm & kind; devoted father to Allison; emotionally resilient; has sense of humor
Badger and Maddy
by Diana Lewis
Directed by Arnold Buchiane
A two-character comedy that shows us wisdom can come from unusual places.
- Male & female in their 30’s – 50’s are needed.
Hair, Shoes Coffee
by Eleanor Kennedy
Directed by Dawn Afanador
Fun comedy piece requiring a lot of acting "in between the lines." Examines the morning rituals of a woman through the eyes of her male friend.
- Frank - male, late 20’s, laid back
- Doris - female, late 20’s, just a little compulsive
In Reverse Order
by Eric Alter
Directed by George Seylaz
- "Well, I have an incredible porno collection." A guy, A gal, A blind date. Comedy ensues.
- Gordon – Mid 30’s, charming, warm, charismatic- very likable guy. Model good looks with the heart of a gentleman
- Renee – Mid 30’s, tense, apprehensive, gun-shy about dating
A Dog’s Life
by Robert Scott Sullivan
Directed by Joann Scanlon
The silly, exciting, adventure of a day with your dog.
- RJ (dog) -Probably male is best but would consider female, any age, must be agile and willing to let your inhibitions go.
- Billy (owner) - Probably male but would consider female, of working age, with a ready laugh and an understanding of how to interact with a pet dog and how the dog might behave.
The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition.