|Auditions Saturday June 11, at 10:00am|
August 19th – September 11th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Written & Directed by Steve Spehar
Henry Mann is a once-lauded theatre director whose career and personal life are on the skids. With an unexpected opportunity to stage a new work for the first time in years, he hopes to mount a project that may be both a redemption and a farewell. Assembling a company of unlikely collaborators and drawing on the landscape of a dream, he fumbles desperately through process while seeking a resolution, but as opening night draws near, identities cross, reality blinks, and the line between metaphor and mortality is obliterated. Monuments is a boisterous and dark comic romp through the shifting and sometimes overlapping natures of reality, art, identity and perception.
“A delirious hallucination… compelling and universal” Los Angeles Times
Henry Mann: 42-55; well-known experimental theatre director with a personal and professional reputation on the slide; fast-talker, where smarmy meets impressive self-possession, he is as infamous as a womanizing reprobate as he is a visionary genius; he is intelligent, confident and charming, at his best, and a sociopathic egomaniac in the worst-case scenario, but he is, ultimately, the Everyman in the play, and inhabits the role of both hero and villain
Marion Mann: 30-40; Henry’s wife and a great actress in her own right who has seen her career evaporate as her marriage to Henry Mann has almost literally driven her crazy; her tendencies toward both jealousy and self-contempt could not have been aligned with a worse partner than Henry Mann, and her constant neurosis over her declining career and fractured marriage have rendered her almost catatonic with the helplessness of her indecision and paralyzing self-doubt. She is, or was once, the kind of beautiful woman that stuns you through the subtlety of her grace and presence, not to mention her talent. Her current situation has submerged, though not destroyed, that beauty.
Daniel Blake: 35-65; well-known playwright of moderate success and best friend of Henry Mann; his relationship with Henry as both trusted collaborator and reluctant confidant leaves him dangling somewhere between a been-through-the-wars loyalty and the overburdened role of support system and apologist for Henry’s generally perceived descent into crazytown; age not so critical, he may be younger or older than Henry, as long as we believe they have known each other for most of their respective careers; Daniel is, ostensibly, the narrator, if the play had one. He is the storyteller, the revealer, the verse, the one who represents our point of view as we peer into this labyrinth of dreams.
Eva Jameson: 30-39; a bombshell actress with talent who knows it; the symbolic temptress in our biblical metaphor; kind of on the verge of It-Girl status in the world of East Coast theatre; her style, both onstage and off, is huge and insistent in the way that will always wring the highest tenor of drama out of the prevailing vibrations in the room; gorgeous and dynamic in all of the most obvious ways; this actress needs to be fearless.
Gabriel: 18-1000; enigmatic and silent builder of monuments; monstrous and odd, in whatever way that manifests most perfectly; preferably quite large in stature, unless something else about his frame or the way he carries it insinuates itself as captivating and even riveting in the most peculiar of ways; he is messenger, puzzle master, metaphorical archangel; this role has no lines but is the most critical to the success of the play.
Maria: 20-30; Latina deaf-mute and transistor of the miraculous; pretty in a bookish way and a little nervous and startled by the words suddenly flowing out of her mouth; stark feminine contrast to the other-worldly-ness of Gabriel: he is the body of the messenger, while she is it’s voice. Any race.
Gabriel, too: 20-65; (or Gabriel 2) the other character named Gabriel is nothing like the first; brought in as an actor in Henry’s dramatization, he is actually just a very simple man with nothing better to do; docile and even-keeled, he might be autistic; at the very least, he sees everything with absolutely brand-new eyes.
Eva Gabriel 2 Marion Daniel
Eva Henry Daniel
Henry Eva Gabriel 2 Daniel
Maria Gabriel Henry Daniel
|Auditions Saturday June 18, at 10:00am|
Dogs of War
August 5th – 14th: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
August 20th – September 11th: Saturdays at 5pm Sundays at 5:30pm
Written and directed by Hero P. Carlisle
Five rogues have come to Venice, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Signor Bianco, the tragic thief; Signor Arancio, the cocky newcomer; Signor Biondo, the vicious killer; Signor Rosa, the paranoid crook; and Signor Azzurro, the soft-spoken goon. They thought there was no way their heist could fail. Yet after a disastrous ambush, these criminals slowly realize one among them is a traitor. But who? A classic twist on a contemporary tale, Dogs of War is a story of loyalty, betrayal, and honor among thieves.
Signor Bianco: The Thief. A man with a tragic past and a code of honor.
Signor Arancio: The Traitor. A man torn between honor and loyalty.
Signor Biondo: The Killer. A man who has abandoned his humanity.
Signor Rosa: The Creep. A man who is only out for himself.
Signor Azzurro: The Goon. A man with bigger dreams than this life allows.
Eduardo Cabotti: The Son. A man looking to impress his father.
Giuseppe Cabotti: The Boss. A man take holds a city in a choke-hold.
Ingannare: The Captain. A man pushed beyond his limits.
Vittimo: The Hostage. A man in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Dogs of War Arancio
Dogs of War Eduardo
Dogs of War La Cosa
Dogs of War Group Sides
|Auditions Saturday August 6th, at 10:00am|
September 30th – November 6th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Written by Dorothy and Michael Blankfort
Directed by Rose London
Monique has been described as a mystery, a suspense and a play with a touch of the supernatural… it is all of these. It is a look at human nature, the passions that drive us, and those that can cause our ultimate deterioration and destruction. It is the story of Monique, a woman doctor, who has a long-standing friendship with Fernand and Lucienne, a married couple…it is a story of obsessions and conspiracy.
Fernand Ravinel (30-40s) a man with a hidden misery
Lucienne Ravinel, his wife (30-40s) a selfish and bitter woman a few years older than her husband
Lisette (16-20s, must look in her teens) an attractive young, idealistic, but shrewd girl
Dr, Monique Rigaud (30-40s) an efficient and manipulating woman doctor. She is of the same age as Lucienne but appears softer and more womanly
Henriette (20-40s) the maid, who is sharp, slatternly and openly contemptuous of her employers
Merlin, a retired Inspector of Police (45-late 60s) a perceptive and charming man
Gouttez (45-late 60s) a brick mason, a good natured and gossipy drunk
Andre (40s) Lucienne’s older brother – nervous and apologetic
Messenger (18-20s) m/f, off stage voice of Telephone operator
|Auditions Saturday August 20th, at 10:00am|
A Play About a Handkerchief
October 8th – November 5th
Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Jill Johnson
Perception can be deceiving. Thought to be a faithful lover and wife, Vogel tells quite a different story of Desdemona. After spending time satiating her sexual adventurousness in the local whorehouse with the aid of the camp prostitute Bianca, Desdemona shares her adventures with her steadfast confidant Emilia. Following Shakespeare's Othello, Desdemona explores the female side of the male heavy power struggle. How much trouble can one little handkerchief cause?
“Vogel remains one of the smartest, moist original and engaging playwrights to come along in the last few years” - - -New York Newsday
Please note that this play contains mature subject matter and is recommended for adults only.
Desdemona - Headstrong, a woman not afraid of adventure. A woman not worried about consequences. A "Catherine Howard", whose immaturity is not obvious until she realizes that her actions will cost her her life.
Emilia - Brash, straightforward, ready to manipulate her betters subversively to get her husband ahead. In more control than lets on. The servants always know everything. Irish.
Bianca - an accomplished whore. Well versed in deception and sexual practices. Loyalty goes to the highest bidder. Cares about herself and only herself.
|Auditions Saturday Sept 24th, at 10:00am|
It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
November 25th – December 18th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Additional shows: 12/10 & 12/17at 4:30pm
12/18 at 5pm
Written by Joe Landry
STAGEStheatre is proud to open our 2016 season with Arthur Miller’s classic family drama.
Set in post-World War II, the play examines the relationship between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream.
An explosive secret threatens to tear a family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
The most heart-warming show of the holiday season!
Do you play the piano? Interested in being a Foley (sound effects) Artist?) WE WANT YOU!
This show is performed in front of microphones, with scripts in-hand. Minimal memorizing, minimal rehearsals! The voice and characterizations are critical for this production, as are the wonderful sounds effects!! We want to hear as many voices as you can give us!
Did we mention there's singing? That’s right – be prepared to sing your favorite holiday tune!
George Bailey – family man, dreamer, full of hope and life
Clarence – angel looking to do the right thing to get his wings!
Henry Potter – Scrooge type who wants total control and has no heart towards anything else!
Joseph/Announcer – Lead performer who hosts the radio show and who will be the “chief angel” who assists with Clarence getting his wings.
Uncle Billy - kind hearted, but absent minded
Other male roles include a variety of characters like George’s father, Bert the Cop, Ernie the cab driver, Harry Bailey, the Bridge keeper, Mr. Martini, Commercial announcer & performers and the Bailey kids.
Mary – The home town girl always in love with George
Violet – The town beauty who always is a looker!
Rose – George’s mother, confident, family counselor
Sadie - the bank examiner
Other female roles include Zuzu, and the other Bailey kids, commercial announcers &