Auditions for Short Plays by Jersey Playwrights

September 28, 2019

Audition Dates and Times

Tuesday, October 1 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 6 from 3:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct 8 from 6.30-9:00.

At duCret School of Art,1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
Performances November 22-24 also at duCret.


Plays and Roles

I Forgot to Worry
Winner of the 2019 Pittsburgh New Works Festival
a dramady
by Lawrence Paone
Directed by Noah Stanzione
A hostage tries to determine if it's his surroundings or if it's just a bad dream because he ate bacon right before bed.

Hostage: mid 50s, male
Young Captor: 17, male
First Woman: late 20s
Second Woman: mid 30s
Priest: mid 60s

Selective Service
a drama
by Steven Patrick
Directed by Matt Holbert
When the military is developing a recruiting campaign, a controversy arises. Should they use a handsome model or the real face of war?

General Hanover: 60s, a career military man, now in administration
Krait: 50s, male
Mahoney: 30s, female

Extended Play
A drama
by Benjamin V. Marshall
Directed by Shauni Ramai
At a party in the fellowship hall of an old church, two deejays--one white and young, the other black and mature--clash over the music until a party goer makes an unusual request.

Freddie: 40s, Been around. Black
Robyn: Late 20s, tries to be cool. White.
Gene: Older than 50. Doesn't look it. White

Slightly Off
A comedy by
by C.E. LaMoreaux & Lawrence Paone
A young woman from the Midwest shows up at an Off-Broadway theater to join their acting school...just as it's announced they're closing for good. Will the naive young actress be able to save the theater? Or will she have to head home in disgrace?

Molly: 20, Midwestern girl
Mrs. McConnell: 50s-50s, female. A rich, powerful, mean woman
Donna: 30s-40s, a tough, fast-talking New Yorker
E. Thompson Cabott: 50s, male. Artistic Director, Good looking, egotistical
Les: 40ish, male, theater general manager
Betty: 20s, female, insecure
Jon: 30ish, male. Gorgeous but incredibly stupid



2019-2020 Season
The rest of the season will include:

Death in San Francisco
by Sujit Saraf
February 2020
A comedy about an Indian family in America thrown into disarray when its patriarch dies leaving instructions that they must follow all the burial rites of his home country. How are they going to get water from the Ganges in time? Can they leave his body out in the living room when the air conditioning breaks and it's blazing hot? And what about the cow?

Ladies' Day

A musical about the Suffragettes

May 2020
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Classic Story retold by Dragonfly
August 2020
A drama about a man wrongly imprisoned who vows to get revenge.

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