St. Dunstan’s Theatre is pleased to announce Open Auditions for our first ever Virtual Short Play Festival!
These auditions will take place over ZOOM on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24 from 7 to 10pm.
Please go to the following link to sign up for auditions:
Please sign up by 7pm on MONDAY, FEB. 22. Once you are signed up, we will email everyone a link to the auditions as well as a specific audition time slot within the 7 to 10pm window.
Selected readings from the plays will be provided for auditions. The audition cuts will either be emailed to you or screen-shared during the auditions. The scripts are also available to read at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OIrpS81dfzb_JiXb_7Q-nocHnsP0KVHb?usp=sharing
If you would like to audition but cannot make the audition date listed above please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All plays will be cast by the directors as a team. (There are 8 directors, one for each play.) Each actor may be cast in up to two roles.
You do not need to be a member of St. Dunstan’s Theatre or pay a membership fee to participate in this production.
The performance date will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 8:00pm.
Rehearsals and performances will all take place over Zoom. Nothing will be in-person. Plays will either be performed “live” over Zoom or will be pre-recorded, at the discretion of the director.
Below is a list of the plays and characters for which we will be casting. Auditionees will be cast in no more than 2 roles.
“Jack Writes Home” by Maureen Paraventi (directed by Sean Kecskes)
Synopsis: A touching drama, in which a young soldier’s story is told through a sequence of
narrations and letters.
Cast: Narrator, any gender, any age
Jack, a young man, in his 20s, white
“Answer the Door” by Pete DiSante (directed by Meg Berger)
Synopsis: A long-married couple discusses whether or not to see who is at the door in this
Cast: Ma, woman, must be able to believably portray someone married for decades
Pa, man, must be able to believably portray someone married for decades
“The Voice” by Meg Berger (directed by Deb Dworkin)
Synopsis: An online video game takes an unexpected turn when two friends start hearing a
Voice in this comic play.
Cast: Caroline, woman
Voice, man or woman
“Drink When She” written and directed by Tara Makar
Synopsis: A comedic look at a group of friends catching up online as they toast each other’s
Cast: Rachel, woman 20-40, assertive, sarcastic
Angie, woman, 20-40, unassuming, cat-lady
Jess, woman, 20-40, compulsive, sarcastic
Joe, Rachel’s husband, good-natured
Gary, 40s, Angie’s date, super up-beat, hopelessly optimistic
“A Quick Fix” by Marilyn Zerlak (directed by Tony Targan)
Synopsis: A woman’s online blind date quickly takes a hilarious turn.
Cast: Clare, Lawyer, 30-40, tightly wound
Mac, 30-40 dorky, biker dude
Pierce, 30-40 smug builder of shopping malls
“Everyday Woo Woo” by Kris Kelly (directed by Jake Zinke)
Synopsis: The sweet story of a daughter learning an important lesson from her mother about
what’s important during the time we have together.
Cast: Mom, 60s, happy, high energy yoga enthusiast
Sarah, 30s, her serious and stressed-out daughter, business woman
Jordan, calm & gentle Hospice worker, any gender
Young Child: voice off-screen, any gender
“Unusual Suspects” by Jake Zinke (directed by Kathleen Lietz)
Synopsis: A true-crime pod-caster interviews a cast of zany suspects to find out what really
happened on the night her father died.
Cast: Lucy, woman 30-50, pod-caster
Bernie, man 30-50, juggler
Lia, woman 30-50, contortionist
Tex, man 30-50, clown
Zelda, woman 30-50, fortune teller
“Skin Deep” written and directed by Stephen Sussman
Synopsis: High school student Jamie has a surprise request for her parents in this comedy, but
will it go as she’s planned?
Cast: Jamie, 16 yr old girl in high school
Jesse, her sister, sophomore in college
Margie, mother, late 40s
Tom, father, late 40s/early 50s