Tuesday, June 13, 2023

SVP Casting Call Alert: "It's Only a Play"



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"




Auditions at SVP

It's Only a Play


Audition Date

Sunday, June 18th, 7:00 PM


Monday, June 19th, 7:00 PM


At SVP Theatre


Synopsis: The plot concerns a party where a producer, playwright, director, actors and their friends eagerly wait for the opening night reviews of their Broadway play.


Performance Dates:

September 8th through 24th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


Produced by: Holly Lessing

Directed by: Karen Abbatiello

Assistant Directed by: Lynda Chornomaz


The Directors are seeking the following:


5 Males (Playing Age Ranges 25-60)

2 Females (Playing Age Ranges 25-45, 50-70) 


Character Gender/Age Range Description


James Wicker M 35-45

An egotistical but insecure comic actor who passed up a chance to star in the play for a television series.

Peter Austin M 35-45

James’s former best friend. The nervous and excitable playwright, desperate to reach the level and status of iconic playwrights of the past.


Julia Budder F 25-45

A first-time producer of the Broadway play The Golden Egg and one of the few genuinely nice people in the group.


Ira Drew M 35-50

Insecure theater critic with writing aspirations of his own. Humors himself with jokes that he accentuates with a very unique laugh.


Frank Finger M 40-60

The egomaniacal, “genius” British director.


Virginia Noyes F 50-70

Dissolute star of the play: She wears an ankle monitor and drinks and snorts cocaine throughout.


Gus P. Head M 25-35

Polite, somewhat naive farm boy who checks the coats and hats but has aspirations for a Broadway career. Has a beautiful singing voice which he demonstrates for a calming effect. 



Readings will be from the script.


*Please bring a resume and headshot with you to auditions if readily available.*



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. 




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.