Seeking Non-Union Actors for “Death Of A Shoe Salesman” in the NY Theatre Festival

NY Theatre Festival
New York, NY 10040

Job Details


Seeking Non-Union performers of all types for Stephen Spurling’s “Death Of A Shoe Salesman” to be presented at the NY Theatre Festival this summer at The Hudson Guild Theatre.  We are looking for all types of wacky actors to fill these wacky and insane characters.  The play is like a 1980s sitcom farce, fast and funny.  Looking for physical actors who make strong choices and have a positive attitude.  Clown work and improv a plus!!!  We want you to have fun with these characters and help bring them to life!!!

“Death Of A Shoe Salesman”Written by Stephen Spurling
                                                 Directed by Christopher Noffke
                                                 Stage Managed by Neal Kowalsky

– A therapy group at the home of a vacuous neurotic, with a childlike nerd, and an angry cynic as her guests, turns deadly when a duplicitous Salesman arrives to hawk shoes!!!  Written in 1989 by Stephen Spruling for his Warren Central HS Theatre Department, this 45 minute little play that won’t die is about to have it’s SECOND showing in NYC!

Auditions are by appointment only.  Please send Heashot/Resume and what role(s) you ae interested in being seen for.  Sides will be sent to you with an appointment time, no Monologues needed!  

Auditions: Monday June 3rd 10:30 am to 2:30pm at Studios 353, 353 West 48th street (between 8th and 9th Ave), 2nd floor.
– Callbacks will be Monday June 10th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  

  Start July 10th – Mostly evenings and weekends!  We will go heavy the fist week then have some down time before picking back up.  (We will do our best to work around conflicts)

Tech Rehearsal:  Aug 1st 3-5:30pm

Performances:  August 1st, 2nd at 6:15pm and August 4th at 9pm.  Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Pay:  Stipend TBD (Paid at end of contract)

Seeking the following roles:

Wanda – (20s-30s) A neurotic nymphomaniac.  A younger Allison Janney type from “Drop Dead Gorgeous” meets Carol Burnette type!  Non traditional casting preferred.  Specifically looking for ALL shapes and sizes and ethnicities!

Charles – (20s-30s) A childlike nerd with no self confidence, but has a wild and dark side hiding below the surface!  His idol is Elvis Presley, and he LOVES Blue Suede Shoes!

Dr. Blake – (20s-30s) A legally blind phychiatrist with a passion for helping.  Always trying to get to the bottom of the situation.  

Policeman 1 – (20s-30s) Most likely the head of the operation and never gets their hands dirty.  Smaller role and will understudy a few roles in the play.  

Policeman 2 – (20s-30s) Definately not the brains behind the operation!  Smaller role and will understudy a few roles in the play.

The roles of Roger and Salesman have been cast already, but we are still seeking replacements if necessary.


July 10, 2019 – August 4, 2019


Non Union





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