Monday, May 22, 2017



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:

Knock Out
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.

Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or email For directions or additional information, please visit