Auditions for Next Show
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DIRECTOR: Sarah O’Hara
ASST. DIRECTOR: Bill Bisbee
STAGE MANAGER: Kathy Kamberger Case
MUSIC ARRANGED & PERFORMED: LeVar Betts
COSTUME DESIGN: Sally Kahn
Arsenic & Old Lace is presented with permission through Dramatists Play Services.
WHAT TO KNOW
12/13/2021 6:30-8:30 pm
12/14/2021 6:30-8:30 pm.
Sides will be provided for in person auditions.
Video submissions will be accepted. For video submissions, please record and send a 1-3 minute monologue to email@example.com along with your name, desired role(s), rehearsal exceptions list and contact information.
Arsenic & Old Lace Synopsis
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp people for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.
Submission Dates & Times
Show Dates & Times:
March 4th – 13th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Tech week will be February 27th – March 3rd (Board Night).
Rehearsals Days: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm ; Saturdays 11am – 2pm
Note: Additional rehearsals for major characters could be scheduled as needed
Starting Date: January 2022
All Roles Are Open
All Roles Are Non-Paid, Non-Union
For more information:
Call – 410-833-5181, or
Write – ArtisticSynergyBaltimore@gmail.com
The cast is an ensemble of people from all backgrounds.
Cast members must be 18 years of age, or older.
Abby Brewster- Female able to play 60-70 years old. The older of the Brewster sisters. A model of Victorian charm and grace. More dominant than her sister, Martha. The sisters have years of established routines and pecking order.
Martha Brewster- Female able to play 60-70 years old. The younger of the Brewster sisters. Sweet and slightly more submissive than her sister Abby, but still strong.
Mortimer Brewster- Male able to play 30-50 years old. The youngest nephew of Abby and Martha. Writes theatre reviews and is engaged to Elaine Harper. Some intimacy required.
Teddy Brewster- Male able to play 40-60 years old. Middle nephew of Abby and Martha. Lives with the Brewster sisters and thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt.
Jonathan Brewster- Male able to play 40-60 years old. Oldest nephew of Abby and Martha. Has had his face changed multiple times by Dr. Einstein and currently resembles Boris Karloff.
Dr. Einstein- Male able to play 40-60 years old. Travels and does business with Jonathan. Has given him plastic surgery many times to change his appearance. Mousy, submissive, and usually drunk.
Elaine Harper- Female able to play 25-40 years old. The daughter of Rev. Dr. Harper and Mortimers fiancé. Sharp, sassy, and has genuine zest. Some intimacy required.
The Rev Dr Harper
Artistic Synergy of Baltimore is a consent based and trauma informed organization and all ensemble members will be led through intimacy and consent based practices to choreograph and block movements of the show. If you have questions regarding details or more information about these practices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.