Sarasota, FL – June 8, 2021 – The Players Centre for Performing Arts is excited to announce auditions for this year’s New Play Fest. Auditions will be accepted through June 30. Interested actors should upload a one-minute audition video to the following link! https://www.dropbox.com/request/CpwWdMwJ7D5oe0KJzZkK
Five plays have been selected as finalists and will be directed by local directors and read by local actors between Aug. 9 and Aug. 13 via Zoom.
Dates for each individual show will be announced soon! Tickets are $10 per show, $24 for a three-pack and $30 for a five-pack. Patrons will receive a Zoom invitation the day of the show/s they plan on attending.
Listed below are the five competing plays and the available acting roles for auditions!
Locked Inside by Morgan Cox
Thought-Bosses: Hopelessness, Loneliness, Inferiority, Anxiety, Self-Image
Roles that can be doubled up: Zoe’s Mom, Jacob, Allison, Lackie, Inferiority’s Servants, Loneliness’ Troops.
O.U.T. by Derek Sikkema
The Neophyte of Nihilism
The Earl of Emotion
Miss Henderson – Played by Miss Nerve
Auntie – Played by the Neophyte of Nihilism
Girl – Played by Miss Nerve
Boy One – Played by Dad
Boy Two – Played by Devon
Therapist – Played by the Earl of Emotion
The Captain – Played by Miss Nerve
Flight Attendant – Played by Mister Memory
The Woman behind Clara – Played by the Neophyte of Nihilism
The Person – played by the Earl of Emotion.
Spiritual Bliss by Stephen Cooper
Sylvie Sullivan (age 40s), successful and hard-working theatrical director in New York, married to Norman.
Norman Lane (age 40s), Associate professor at City College, teaches creative writing, struggling novelist.
Lois Wilson (age 40-50), Investor in plays directed by Sylvie.
Gordon WIlson (age 40-50), Lois’s husband, a wealthy money manager. His money is financing the play.
Arkadino (age 60-70), Russian émigré, speaks with a heavy or faux Russian accent, is a medium. (pronounced ar-kah-dee’-no. Long “e”)
Rodney (age 25-30), Sylvie’s first husband, young and handsome, but dead.
The Mantle by Jalex Scott
Just Like Stealing by Douglas Gearhart
Jack/ M/ 30s, any race, warehouse worker.
Ron/ M/30s, any race, recently promoted assistant store manager.
Ruby/ F/late 30s, any race, store manager.
Mike/ M/ mid 30s, any race, warehouse worker.
Otis/M/mid 40s, any race, warehouse worker; has a slightly deformed left hand and slight speech impediment causing ‘Br’ to be pronounced, ‘Bw’, (Hey brother becomes hey bwotha).
Learn more about the New Play Fest or other upcoming events by The Players Centre by visiting us at www.theplayers.org or by calling 941.365.2494.