Thursday, January 12, 2023

SVP Casting Call Alert: "The Outsider"



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"




Auditions at SVP

The Outsider


Audition Date

Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 PM


Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30 PM


At SVP Theatre


Synopsis: Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.


Performance Dates:

April 21st through May 7th

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday



Director Jeanne Johnston is seeking the following:


4 Males (Age 30+)

3 Females (Ages 20+) 


Character Gender/Age Range Description


Paige Caldwell F 20’s – 50’s

A professional pollster. A smart, confident woman with a professional view of politics. She sees it as a series of contests to be won.


Dave Riley M 30’s – 50’s

The Chief of Staff to the new Governor. Very smart, but despite years of experience in government, endearingly earnest and naïve in the subject of politics.


Louise Peakes F 30’s – 60’s

A temporary employee hired as the Governor’s executive assistant. Personable, likable, impressively confident, and entirely inept. Without knowing it, she has the air of a politician about her. The friendliness of her smile, and the confident way she looks you in the eye would make you think, “I’d vote for her!”


Ned Newley M 50’s – 70’s

The new Governor. A person of impressive ability but completely lacks confidence. A man awaiting permission to enter a room in which he is already standing.


Arthur Vance M 40’s – 70’s

One of the most experienced and successful political consultants in the country. His overbearing personality, and confidence in his own opinions over the opinions of others, should make him dislikable but his ego is more than tempered by the joy, even glee, he brings into the room. He is a showman, but his excitement is 100% genuine, and it is contagious.


Rachel Parsons F 20’s – 50’s

A TV news reporter. She has the “looks” to be an on-air correspondent however, if television had never been invented, she still would have been a journalist. Straightforward, honest, and inquisitive by nature. She has seen enough of life and politics to be cynical, but she is more apt to make a wry joke.


A.C. Petersen M 30’s – 60’s

A TV cameraman. A working man and, for most people, they guy you did not notice was there which is find with him. He has a low tolerance for idiocy and would rather not interact with anyone. His silence does not make him seem unfriendly, just a bit of a mystery.


Special Notes for Auditioners:


Please bring acting resume and headshot as available.

Readings will be from the script.


For Audition Sides Click Here.


Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 



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The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.