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Auditions

 

CALL TO AUDITION

 

Audition Notice for Perfect Arrangement with Nanaimo Theatre Group, fall 2024.

 

The Play:                        Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne

 

Director:        Michael Armstrong                             Producers:     Sandee Phillips & Sam Caul

 

When:             Thursday June 13 starting at 7 PM     and      Saturday June 15 starting at 2 PM

 

Process: We ask you to book a time slot for Thursday or Saturday with the Producer. Each slot will be 15 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out audition forms. You can request audition forms be sent to you when you book your appointment to fill out ahead of time. Auditions will be done individually. We will have pages for you to read but you are welcome to bring a prepared monologue 1 – 2 minutes long.

 

Callbacks will be Sunday June 16 at 2PM. Everyone will be asked to read parts together to look for chemistry and connections.

 

Contact for appointment: Sandee Phillips at sdphillips1@outlook.com

           

 

Where:           The Bailey Studio, 2373 Rosstown Road, Nanaimo

 

For the following roles:

 

BOB MARTINDALE, 30s-40s. A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man's man. Good-humored and well-mannered.

 

MILLIE MARTINDALE, late 20s-30s. Bob's wife. Plays the ditzy wife when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.

 

NORMA BAXTER, 30s. The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A wise woman who's great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.

 

JIM BAXTER, 20s-30s. Norma's husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.

 

THEODORE SUNDERSON, 40-50s. The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.

 

KITTY SUNDERSON, 40s. Ted's wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet, and very genuine. Just doesn't quite get it."

 

BARBARA GRANT, 40s. A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, brilliant and a little scary.

 

All ages are approximate, and some leeway is possible depending on those who attend.

the auditions.

 

Play Synopsis:

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully con

structed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

 

General Information:

 

Nanaimo Theatre Group membership required ($25).

 

Performance Dates are Wednesdays to Sundays from October 6 to October 26 (15 performances). Curtain times are evenings 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm.

 

Rehearsal Period: Some flexibility is possible based on the availability of the actors who are cast. Planned for Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm starting July 21. (Subject to adjustments)

 

For more information or pages to prepare please contact Michael Armstrong at michaelwrites@shaw.ca

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