Performance Information

One-Act Showcase
July 12-29, 2018
Freeport Performing Arts Center
Fri/Sat 7:30pm
Sun 2pm
Tickets $12 in advance,
$15 at the door

Comedy

space

AUDITIONS: ONE-ACT SHOWCASE

Monday, April 23, 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm

Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Street
Casting adults in a collection of comedies. Ages and genders noted below are from the scripts, but there is some flexibility. At the director's discretion the collection provides potential opportunities for men and women in their 20s-60s, or thereabouts. Director: Linda Duarte

The Plays:
  • "A Snowball's Chance In Hell", by Chelsea Cook
    3F, 1VO (not gender-specific), 1F cameo. Snowball, an angel, and Snafu, an out-of-favor demon, are in the reception area at hell's personnel offices to apply for the same job.
  • "The Afterlife Transit Office", by Megan Tripaldi
    1M/1F. Imagine the bureaucracy that confronts you when you cross over is very akin to the DMV. Tom, an agnostic, confounds Margot, the receptionist at the Afterlife Transit Office. Margot's dilemma: "You're listed as Agnostic. Sir, you don't have a final destination. If there is no place for you to go, I can't send you anywhere." And so the mind-bending discussion begins.
  • "My Scale is Lying to Me", by Scott Mullen
    3F. Harried housewife Wanda tries to return a bathroom scale because she thinks it is lying to her. In addition to telling her what she is sure is the wrong weight, it tells her things like "Your husband is cheating." The truth will out, even if the bathroom scale has to deliver the news. Other characters: Shelly (the store clerk) and Cindy (another customer).
  • "Off The Bridal Path", by Elizabeth Guffey
    3F, 1F cameo. Middle-aged bridesmaids Nikki, Sarah and Jen have a little too much champagne and reveal secrets which could have an impact on the bride's future happiness. Should they tell her?
  • "Hush Money", by Michael Tooher
    18-year-old kidnap victim Melody turns the tables on her inept captors Doug and Margaret (in their 30s) and 20-something Eduardo.
  • "Elwood's Last Job", by Elaine Ford
    1M, 3F. Small-town loser Elwood robs the laundromat so he can escape town and his domineering mother. His hostages? His third-grade teacher (now in her 70s), a middle-aged divorcee, and a young pregnant woman...all of whom know Elwood too well to be very concerned about him.

What To Bring to the Auditions

Please attend one of the two sessions and bring:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Willingness to take direction and roll with whatever auditions throw at you
  • A list of your theater experience to save you time filling out the audition sheet
  • A head shot (photo), if you have one, to help us put a face to the name when we consider casting options
  • A list of your schedule conflicts evenings and weekends during May, June and July to assist us with rehearsal scheduling.

About Rehearsals

We expect to rehearse two or three times a week, though not all plays will be rehearsed at all rehearsals. Which rehearsals each cast member will need to attend will be determined by which plays they are in, but all cast members are expected to be at all tech and dress rehearsals, nightly July 8-11.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.