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Auditions for Suburban Holidays VI
October 8 and 9, 2017 at 7 PM the Playhouse
Readings for these auditions will be from the new scripts this season. Auditions will not include readings from every show or for every character. There will be enough representation to decide! Please note the humans in Patrick’s show have been cast.
BLOOD RELATIONS: by Patrick Cleary
JENNY: (F, 30s-40s) A mother of a young boy
JACKSON (M, 10-14): Jenny’s son
CASEY (F 13-17): Jackson’s babysitter
1 puppeteer (any age/gender)
BOB THE COP by Cary Pepper
BOB (M, 20s-60s): A hard-boiled detective
MRS. CLAUS (F, 50s-70s): Mrs. Claus
SANTA CLAUS (M, 50s-70s): Santa Claus
CORONER (either gender, open age)
THE HOLIDAY COUNCIL by Amanda O’Donnell
(Ages/genders implied, but the play can play around with these)
PILGRIM – A Pilgrim woman who represents Thanksgiving. Stern but kind. Rocks a bonnet.
BRO – A bro ready to get lit (and probably end up in the hospital) this 4th of July. He wears shorts, sandals, a tank top, sunglasses, and a visor/hat (preferably upside down and/or backwards), all in red, white, and blue
BUNNY – The Easter Bunny. Interpret this how you will.
NEW YEAR – Now that it’s partway through the year, the New Year Baby is in the moody teenager phase.
SANTA CLAUS – Secretly wants Christmas to remain the #1 holiday. Fears the competition.
GHOST – The spirit of Halloween. A ghost, witch, ghoul, or other spooky creature
MENSCH – Represents Hanukkah. The sweetest old Mensch you could ever hope to meet.
VALENTINE – Eager and childlike, the spirit of Valentine’s Day is the type to make sure everyone has a valentine (or twelve) in their cubby.
NOEL – Santa’s Elf
APRIL FOOL’S DAY
MY TURKEY REDEEMER LIVETH by Loretta Bolger Wish
LISA (F, age open): A woman trying to cook a turkey
JEREMY (M, age open): A man she calls for advice
STAND-INS by Glenn Wakeley
BRIAN (M, young-ish): An everyman
ABE (M, 40s-60s): Looks a bit like a certain President
SUSAN (F, open): A bit of a wise-ass
HAM (M, 20s-50s): A bit of a ham actor, dresses like a Shakespeare in the Park actor
TRIMMED TO NOTHINGNESS by Steven D. Miller
ANDREW 24, the fiancé of MEGHAN, eager to impress
MEGHAN 23, the older Dougherty daughter, happy to be home for the holidays
MRS. DOUGHERTY 45, the mother, sweet and enthusiastic
MR. DOUGHERTY 50, the father, energetic and welcoming
SIOBHAN 21, the slightly younger Dougherty daughter, excited about Christmas
UPSET OVER NOTHING by Robin Doupe
RACHEL: Woman in her early-to-mid 30s
ROSE: Rachel’s mother
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