The Thanksgiving Play- NYC Appointments

Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park
Cincinnati, OH

Job Details



LORT Non-Rep
; LORT D (paying about the AEA minimum of $696/week) + pension/health + r/t travel & housing

Artistic Director: Blake Robison
Director: Lisa Portes
Playwright: Larissa FastHorse
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

1st Rehearsal: February 22, 2019
1st Preview: March 23, 2019
Opening: March 28, 2019
Closing: April 21, 2019

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 submit.

Submissions from AEA actors for various roles. See breakdown.


Watch as a group of liberal artists walk the fine line of political correctness in this fresh, satirical comedy. Armed with progressive lingo and questionably good intentions, they attempt to devise a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving play for local elementary schools. Slowly but surely, the well-meaning plans dissolve into an outrageous send up of PC behavior. The Thanksgiving Play treads the minefields of appropriation to inject some laughter into activism, apathy and all the assumptions in between.

All ages are open. The play is a comedy and the playing style is in the realm of Parks & Rec. While the play is a satire, the characters aren’t satirized. The comedy comes from the combination of their earnest intents and blind spots.


LOGAN (Female, open age) Caucasian looking, the high school drama teacher that’s always pushing the envelope in potentially inappropriate ways. Earnest about theater and proving herself.

JAXTON (Male, open age) Caucasian looking, yoga practitioner/actor. Politically correct to a fault, a big one. He’s that confident guy everyone loves, but his logical PC thinking takes weird turns.

ALICIA (Female, open age) Brunette Caucasian looking but has looks that would have been cast as ethnic in 1950’s movies. Without guile. Sexy and hot, but not bright.

CADEN: (Male, open age) Caucasian looking, the academic. Awkward elementary school history teacher with dramatic aspirations but no experience.

NYC Appointment only Auditions: January 22, 2019

For consideration, email (preferred method) or mail picture and resume ASAP. Mark submissions: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY NYC Appt Submission

[email protected]

Stephanie Klapper Casting

330 West 38th Street, Suite 1402 New York, NY 10018