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Auditions – Arsenic and Old Lace

AUDITIONS

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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

Audition Information

Audition Dates:

12/13/2021 6:30-8:30 pm

and

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 artisticsynergybaltimore@gmail.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.

Audition Form

Click here to fill out the Online Audition Form

Or you can download the printed Artistic Synergy of Baltimore Audition Form

Please submit resume, headshot, and conflicts with your Audition Form to ArtisticSynergyBaltimore@gmail.com

Submission Dates & Times

All roles are open. Submit the above audition form or send a resume to ArtisticSynergyBaltimore@gmail.com by:

Tuesday, December 14th

Info to be posted on Facebook as well.

Show Dates & Times:

March 4th – 13th

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 3:00pm

Please Note:

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

CHARACTERS LIST

The cast is an ensemble of people from all backgrounds. 

Cast members must be 18 years of age, or older.

CHARACTER LIST:

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. 

Cameo roles: 

The Rev Dr Harper

Officer Brody

Officer Klein

Officer O’Hara

Lieutenant Rooney 

Mr. Gibbs

Mr. Witherspoon

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 artisticsynergybaltimore@gmail.com.