Audition Information: The Book Club Play

Performs: Weekends January 27-February 19 and a PWYC night on Monday, February 6

COVID Protocol

Masks are currently required when CDC COVID Levels are at Medium or High. Most current requirements are listed on our website and updated every Friday by 11am.

Auditions​

Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30 from 7 to 9pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Auditions will consist of

  1. a monologue from the play (your choice, memorization not required) and
  2. additional readings from the script.


Advance sign up is recommended, but not required. If NOT completing the online form, please bring a headshot and resume.

NOTE: No callbacks will be held for this production.

ROLES

Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ANA SMITH (w): 30s. Pronounced “Ah-nuh.” Beautiful. Charming. Smart. Accomplished. Organized. A columnist for a daily paper. The “Mother Bee.” Her grace masks a need to control.

ROBERT NOVUM SMITH JR (m): 30s. ANA’s golden-boy handsome, charismatic, underachiever husband who is starting to search for meaning. Met in college. Upper-crust background.

WILLIAM LEENOTHINGEL (m): 30s. ROB’s conservative, well-read, well-dressed, disciplined college roommate. ANA’s former boyfriend. History buff. Unmarried.

JENNIFER McCLINTOCK (w): 30s. ANA’s friend. Pretty. Shy. Smart. Tends to burst out with awkward truthful comments. Despite some lack of self-confidence, she is the grounding center of the group. Unorganized and oblivious to her own attractiveness. Unmarried.

LILY LOUISE JACKSON (w): black, 30s. A go-getter. Former debate captain who is on the cusp of all current trends and yet can still put her foot in he rmouth in social occasions. Laughs at appropriate and in appropriate times. A great lover of books and ANA’s protégé at the paper.

ALEX (m): 30s. The new guy. A very smart, well-read academic who has lost his moorings and is searching for real connections. Professor of comparative literature.

PUNDIT (either): plays five characters: SAM, Wal-Mart guy; FRANK, Secret Service agent; ELSA, jaded literary agent; MRS. SIMPSON, sky diver; CARL, inmate book dealer.

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