Friday, December 25, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 22, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Asleep, staged reading
Please submit headshots and resumes to:

Seeking actors for Asleep, a second reading of the premier work by new playwright, Rob Grippa. The first reading was held at Don’t Tell Mama in July of 2008 to a sold-out crowd. Auditions and rehearsals will be held in NYC over the next 4 weeks. Please see the breakdown below for the roles currently being cast. Auditions are by invite only. If interested, please email a recent picture/resume and include your age range. If being considered, you will be contacted for an audition. There is no pay for this reading, although a stipend may be offered pending audience attendance. If chosen to stay with the show, pay may be offered for future productions. Tentative Reading Date: Saturday, January 9th @ 4PM, Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, NY.

Synopsis: Asleep is the story of a 17-year-old boy struggling to retain the life he almost didn’t have and of the mother who just can’t escape her past on account of him. After being forced to spend the summer with his grandmother, Sam Robinson, finds the father he never had in a local priest. Through meetings with this priest, Sam begins to feel whole for the first time. What Sam doesn’t realize is that everything is about to unravel and his life will be changed forever. Even with the support of a best friend back home, a girl he can’t seem to forget and a mother fighting for her dignity, Sam wonders if he will ever claim his right to life here on Earth. Written & Directed by Rob Grippa. No Pay.

– 17, modestly handsome, awkward but normal, comes from a broken home, intimidated by girls but wants to know what love feels like. Sam has never felt like he had a fair shot at life and very little can change that for him. He finds it too difficult to accept the truth and grow as a person on account of it. (Looking for 18-22 to play 17.)

FR. ROB – 34, attractive, football player in high school but has put on a few pounds over the years, confident yet gentle. Although he is comfortable with his new life, he has a secret past from which he clearly never recovered. After Sam comes into his life, he finds it harder and harder to escape all that he left behind and yearns for the path his life should have taken. (Looking for 25 – 40 to play 34.)

LOUISE ROBINSON – 65, possibly heavyset, very old-fashioned, prejudiced, doesn’t understand technology or children who rely on it, outlandish and ridiculous in nature, pushes her opinions on the world. She longs for the days life was easy and her daughter was still the decent person whom she raised. It her goal to bring her family back together and recover life as it was, or as she sees it. Must be very funny, but also sincere. (Looking for 40 – 70 to play 65.)

ALEX – 17. Everything out of his mouth is either sexual, inappropriate, off-color, obnoxious, a lie or more often than not, all of the above. He is Sam’s best friend and would do anything to mock him to his face, but anything to defend him behind his back. He relies on Sam, because nobody else can deal with him long enough to be considered a friend. Even though he talks all trash, he is a hopeless romantic deep down which comes out through some tender moments with Jayme. Must be very funny and willing to take risks. (Looking for 18-22 to play 17.)

JAYME WALSH – 17, smart, independent. She could be considered hot, but chooses to dress conservatively. Jayme is a very normal teenage girl who has ambitions of going to college, making her own money and having fun. She’s not intimidated by boys in the least and could have her fair share, but is too prudish to allow herself. She’s had a crush on Sam since 1st grade, but knows things will never get anywhere with him. Even though she tries to move on, she is never able to put him out of the picture. It is a wonder she hangs out with Alex and Sam at all, except for the fact that she is a deeply caring person that can’t easily give up on others. (Looking for 18-25 to play 17.)

(NEW) Duets, NJ
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 & Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Smiling Rhino Theatre 247 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442, 973-248-9491. Please bring a headshot & resume. Prepare a song in your vocal range (please bring sheet music). Be prepared to read sides. Those interested in dance, there will be a dance audition as well.

Smiling Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes, NJ, is holding auditions for Duets. Come be a part of a unique entertainment experience. This is a production composed of songs, scenes, music, movement, and dance. You will share the stage with one of your peers and perform in front of a live audience. This is a great opportunity to showcase young talent. Performance dates: February 19, 20, 21, 2010. Many of the acts will be backed and featured with an ensemble cast.

Seeking: Young talent is strongly encouraged to audition regardless of talent level. Requirements: Ages 7 – 18 will be seen.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 15, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) The Bohemians
Please send your headshot and resume to Dave:

Second Best Bed Productions in New York City is casting for The Bohemians. This is an original play written in the style of an Aristophanic comedy. In fact, the play is so aptly composed, that many prominent scholars are convinced that this work is actually a lost play of the great Aristophanes. Though an academic consensus has yet to be reached on this subject, it is safe to assume that such theories are likely correct. (wink, wink.)

Mediocates: (20-30, Male) Mediocrates is an aspiring writer, poet, painter, potter, congo-drummer, juggler, mime, dancer, and actor. He is a proud artist, determined to live his independent life. He is bankrolled by his father.

Hippocarates: (40-60, Male) Hippocrates is a wealthy, waspy, doctor. He is the father of Mediocrates. He loves money, and hates art. When he's not busy fulfilling his potential, he's reading the Wall Street Journal, and finishing a glass of whisky. He disapproves of Mediocrates' lifestyle, but no son of his will live on the street.

Xanthius (18- 75, Male) Xanthius is Mediocrates' quick witted slave. His opinion, which is never accepted, is nearly always correct. Actors who submit for this role must be gifted physical comedians.

The Chorus (15- 60, Male and Female) Bohemians of all shapes, sizes, colors, and types. Bohemians who hail from every decade this century. These bohemians are hippies, beatniks, metal-heads, punkers, hipsters, homeless, ad inf. The Chorus is composed of Mediocrates' best friends.

(NEW) The Who’s Tommy
Thurs, Dec 17th @ 7 PM, Auditions Will Be Held At The Nyack Center 58 Depew Ave. Nyack, NY 10960. For further information, directions and details visit our website at or contact Jim Guarasci at

The Antrim Players Announce Auditions for The Who's Tommy.

Director/Choreographer Randy Accardi. Performances will be at The Antrim Playhouse 15 Spook Rock Rd. Wesley Hills, NY 10901. Performance Dates: April 23, 24, 25, 30 May 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22 & 23. Note: Additional benefit performances may be scheduled. Note: We are also looking for musicians, lighting and sound crew, stage managers and stage crew, costume and prop people and set construction workers.

-18-28 (able to play 18-20) strong rock tenor with falsetto, must move well.

Mrs. Walker-24-35, ages 25 years during show. Strong rock singer with belt. Must move well.

Capt. Walker-25-40, ages 25 years during show. Strong rock tenor, must move well.

Uncle Ernie-30-50, ages 25 years during show. Strong high baritone, must move well.

Cousin Kevin-17-28, able to play teenager. Strong rock tenor, must dance well.

Gypsy (Acid Queen)-25-50, Strong rock singer with belt, must move well.

Sally Simpson-17-28, able to play teenager, strong rock singer with belt. Must dance well.

Tommy (Age 4)-Theater kid who can understand direction. Must have rhythm and be able to sing.

Tommy (Age 10)-10-14, must pass for age 10. must understand direction, have rhythm and be able to sing.

Supporting Roles: Casting 6 females and 6 males for featured roles. Age range 17-60. All must sing and move well. Local lads and lasses 4 lads and 4 lasses will also play featured roles. Must sing and dance very well.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 8, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) SOME GIRL(S), auditions by appt.
Auditions/Callbacks: Wed, December 16, 2009 by appointment only, Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor. Btwn. 35th and 36th. Send headshot/resume to Sides will be provided.

No Rules Theatre Company is holding auditions by appointment for Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute. H Street Playhouse. Washington, DC. ( Directed by Joshua Morgan. Rehearsals start 02/09/2010. Performances 03/04 - 03/21. Thursday - Sunday (Two shows on Saturday). $150/week.

Housing/Travel stipend provided.

Seeking: Tyler (25-30): A pot-smoking wild child. Likes to have a good time and knows how to joke and mess around. She is habitually good at rolling with the punches, but that doesn't make her insincere or out of touch. All ethnicities welcome.

Some Girl(s): A Play
by  Neil Labute

(NEW) Platanos and Collard Greens, open call
Open call on Saturday, December 12th from 2pm to 6pm at Roy Arias Studios at 300 W. 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) Room 500A. Please bring your headshot and resume. Sides will be distributed at the audition. Non Union. Stipend per performance, plus on tour hotel and transportation are provided.

Between the Lines Productions is casting the NYC and national touring productions of Platanos and Collard Greens. David Lamb, creator. Rehearsals begin immediately in NYC; currently running in NYC, plus various tour dates. For more information about the show visit New cast members are paid 50% of the above rates until successful completion of the three performances. New cast members are also expected to do some backstage work. Standard BTLP Company Member Rate: $100.00 Per Show – NYC (5 Boros). $125.00 Per Show – (Outside of 5 Boros) Non-overnight. $165.00 Per Show – Requiring overnight stay.

African-American Actors
: males and female, 18-22, to play college students; and African American male, 30s-40s to play father; and professor

Latina Actors: female, 18-22, to play college students, ability to speak Spanish a plus; and Latina female 30s-40s, to play the mother, ability to speak some Spanish a must. Note: All characters must be comfortable with spoken work/poetry/rap.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 1, 2009

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Street University
Casting: December 5th. By Appointment only. Send headshot, resume and contact info (If you’re applying for ‘Eric,’ send mp3 or link) to

ColaWright Productions is casting Street University, an Off-Broadway comedic drama about talented people overcoming tough times. The dialog is funny and rich, the characters have depth you can sink your teeth into and the storyline is healing with life principals we can all use and really need right now. All actors must have comedic or straight man ability. We are looking for people: passionate about theater, longing for an impactful story, seeking ways to perfect their craft, who want to contribute their best to a collective so we can all move to the next level. Rehearsals begin early/mid January in midtown NYC. (All work will occur on evenings and weekends). Show’s Run: March - April, 2010. 15 perfs Thursday to Saturday evenings. Non-Union.

(Lead) AA/Ethnic, male mid-20’s- 30, must act and rap and/or sing. He considers himself above those living on the street. He has talent, unable to sit still and relax; he’s looking for a way out.

George: elderly AA, kind, charismatic, fatherly 40's-50’s. A man who has been through a lot and wants to help others learn from his mistakes and their own. Trying to turn his life around by holding up others. He can forgive others but not himself.

Miss Brown: AA, female 20’s, inner city tough, friendly; She is Shorty’s girlfriend who doesn’t take crap from anyone. She sees something in Shorty and they think the world of each other.

Renee: Nigerian man insightful. He is hopeful, determined to stay happy, he is taking steps to leave his boxing legacy behind and find his own place in America.

Michael: Eastern European, loud, curious and messy. He thrives on attention is funny without trying and he takes his situation in stride, sees his life as more carefree than homeless.

Shorty: an entrepreneurial clean freak. He is a natural salesman, always seeking personal growth; his strong outward character protects his venerability under the surface. Cares only about Miss Brown and making money to get them both out of "this situation".

Tuffy: an angry, homeless man. His gritty past has created an abrasive disposition which trips him up no matter how hard he tries to improve his situation. He finds joy in nature.

Paper: a quiet yet animated artist (mime talent is ideal). His creative Zen presence notices everything, he is Eric’s buddy.

Cliff: (Understudy) 30-50s An African American man whom can ‘pass’ for Caucasian. He is Ivy Leagued schooled yet working-class, has a tough, demanding personality which is often off putting. He is George’s buddy, yet keeps everyone else at arm’s length with arrogance.

Various other speaking roles all age range (30-50): 1 AA Female or Latina, 3 Males (1 Caucasian, 1 Latino, 1 African Amer.)

(NEW) You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Monday, December 7 & Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:30pm, Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ on Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:30pm.. Please prepare 16 bars of a up-tempo Broadway show tune and be ready to dance. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no CDs or "a capella" auditions. Ages 16 and up only, please.

The Strand in Lakewood, New Jersey, is casting for the musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Directed by Joseph Ficarra. Performance Dates: Jan 9 - 17. This crowd pleasing musical brings America’s favorite cartoon characters to life. Join the Peanuts gang in this fast paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Charlie Brown
- Baritone.

Lucy van Pelt - Mezzo-Soprano.

Schroeder - Tenor.

Linus van Pelt - Baritone.

Snoopy - Tenor.

Sally Brown - Soprano.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series