Old Academy Players One-Act Bonanza Auditions
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
3544 Indian Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
We are seeking lots of actors – all ages and races – for our Summer One-Act Bonanza, July 12 – 21, 2019. Our 7 ten-minute comedies offer lots of opportunities to perform, potentially in more than one role. Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. We will audition, as much as possible, in the order of arrival. Be prepared to specify the roles you are interested in reading for. Please note that Old Academy is a non-profit theater organization and all actors and staff are volunteer.
Visit our website, oldacademyplayers.org/auditions to fill out our Audition Form and read copies of the posted plays.
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Good Heart by Daniel Jankauskas Directed by Dale Mezzacappa
When Lewis tries to break in and rob a house, he gets way more than he bargained for from the lady of the house.
* Lewis, a thief, but not always a thief; a man who has come upon hard times and made bad decisions
* Martha, a senile woman who can still see what matters
Back to the Drawing Board by Nancy Frick Directed by Georgina Bard
A caricaturist at a wedding encounters a customer who really doesn’t like his portrait. What gives?
* Angie, 50s, caricaturist
* Dave, 30s, wedding guest, average guy, a bit arrogant
* Tina & Viv, 50s+, aunts of the groom, fun-loving and vivacious
* Man, 50+, wedding guest
Deer Playrite by Rob Rosiello Directed by Jeff Hunsicker
A collision between two people turns into a cathartic experience for both.
* Abby (female-identifying, any age/race): Bold, outgoing actress with a kind heart, but no patience for incompetence or a woe-is-me attitude. A great pep talker when she gets going.
* Peter (male-identifying, any age/race): Shy and/or depressed, his plays have been rejected by too many producers to count. A sensitive artist in definite need of a pep talk or some venting.
In the Eye of the Beholder by Richard Sivers Directed by Richard Sivers
Co-workers attending the wake of their late friend are surprised when a confrontation between a young woman and the widow sets off fireworks.
* Kathleen Holiday, the widow, early 50s
* Becky Tanner, the mistress, about 20
* John, the company owner, 40s-50s
* Susan, his wife, 40s-50s
* Ron, a co-worker
* Al, a co-worker
* Abby, a co-worker
The Font of All Knowledge by Leigh & Lauri Jacobs Directed by Lauri Jacobs
You know that person who seems to know everything? Meet Jen. She really does.
* Jen, female, 35-50. Administrative Assistant. Smart, confidant, patient, a bit snarky. She is the person in the office that everyone comes to for answers. Takes things in stride.
* Heather, female, 30-45 (younger than Jen). Administrative Assistant. Clearly not as bright as Jen. Maybe even a bit daft. She is another in the long line of people that come to Jen for answers.
* Boss, male, 50-75. Depends on Jen for all answers. A bit clueless. Is off stage for much of the play.
This is What's Left by Michael Murphy Directed by Megan Murphy
After a parent's death, siblings are faced with cleaning out the family home and deciding the worth of a lifetime of stuff.
Gender- and color-blind casting for all roles.
* Taylor, late 20s – late 40s. Sibling of Alex. A quiet thinker and slow mover. Has stayed local to the family home in adulthood and is more attached to the stuff and its accumulation.
* Alex, late 20s – late 40s. Sibling of Taylor. Task-oriented and direct. Has been out of the family day-to-day for some time, and takes a removed view of the accumulated stuff.
* Morgan, any age in contrast to the siblings. A “professional” house organizer who is neither very professional nor organized. Confident in her abilities, despite radiating frazzledness and thoughtless remarks.
Where Everyone Says Goodbye by Courtney Bambrick Directed by Nolan Maher
Breaking up is hard to do... except at this cafe!
* Martha - 30+. Skillful and experienced waitress, but somewhat desensitized to her surroundings.
* Rita - 20s. First day on the job and trying her best.
* Martin - any age. Heartbroken.
All other actors (the “break-up couples”) will be double-cast within the show for the following roles, and can be any age: