Women Playwrights Initiative – Staged Readings – CT Open Call (1.12.19)
Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation, Inc.
Staged Reading Code
$11 hourly rate
17 hours max
Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline
Director of New Plays: Laura Copland
Rehearsals – February 24-March 1
Staged Readings: March 1 & 2, 2019
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The
producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.
Equity is committed to diversity and
encourages all its employers to engage in a
policy of equal employment opportunity
designed to promote a positive model of
inclusion. As such, Equity encourages
performers of all ethnicities, gender identities,
and ages, as well as performers with
disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to
Actors for various roles in the WOMEN
PLAYWRIGHTS’ INITIATIVE: FOUR ONEACT
PLAYS. See breakdown
WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS’ INITIATIVE:
FOUR ONE-ACT PLAYS
HOW TO BE A WIDOW
Annaleigh – 25-30, female, white. A bright, bubbly young woman raised in Southern high society.
Easily overtaken by her own imagination, there’s anxiety and a little kink underneath all the polish.
Mirabelle – 30-35, female, white. A sophisticated, educated, darkly funny young woman who has
married into Southern high society. She skates over her deep-water longing by observing the world
from its edges.
WATER WITHOUT BERRIES
Danny – 27, light-skinned African-American, a teacher
Toussaint – 33, his half-brother, darker skinned African-American, a Shakespearean actor
Agnes (Aggie) – 73, their grandmother
Sally – 14, African-American girl (can be played by a slightly older young woman).
Elizabeth – 30-40, African-American woman.
Susanna -50-60, African-American woman
HIKER – 70, Homeless, alcoholic, dead, a veterinarian. Also plays BARTENDER.
ROBERTA – 40, his daughter. Attractive, troubled. Recently unemployed. Recovering alcoholic.
CAROL – 36, her sister. Pregnant, calm, giving, a nurse. Also plays HOTEL CONCIERGE (mid 30’s,
Irish, bossy), CLAIRE, and IRISH WOMAN WITH A TAIL.
GARTH – early 40’s, Irish. Works in the baggage department. A drinker. Also plays AEMON, early
40’s. Irish. Works in the baggage department. Dreamy, romantic.
Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT 06442
Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio
22 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare a short monologue – sides will also
be available. Please bring a picture and
resume, stapled together