VP Online: Auditions
Auditions are now completed for Village Players first play in our Winter 2023 Online Season of directed Zoom readings of plays by local playwrights – and a cast has been selected. See HERE for the full cast.
Carrot Cake Café
Directed by Nancy-Jane Price
Written and produced by Meg Gibson
Live Zoom Performances: Friday, Feb 17 & Saturday, Feb 18, @ 8:00PM
(Non-union, non-paying. We are unable to cast full equity or ACTRA members.)
AUDITIONS will be held ON ZOOM at the following dates and times:
- Friday, January 27: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
- Saturday, January 28: 2:00PM to 5:00P
- Call-backs may be required and will be held Sunday, January 29, at 2:00PM
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES will be held on ZOOM. First read-through will be Thursday, February 2, after which five rehearsals will be scheduled, based on actor availability, followed by a Dress Rehearsal. Actors must be available for the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, February 16 and performances on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 (all evenings).
THE PLAY: A bittersweet comedy about people starting out in life, the challenges they face and the unexpected support they find. Sara is a struggling entrepreneur, trying to make a living running her own small café, supported by her BFF Nathan, hustling to get by as a freelance writer. Sara is frustrated at every turn by her mother, Gigi, but then love and support arrive where least expected. A perfect comedy for Valentines, young and old.
CHARACTERS: There are 6 roles in the play, 3 female and 3 male:
- SARA: Female late 20’s+, single, owner of a struggling café
- NATHAN: Male, late 20’s+, Sara’s BFF, a gay, struggling, writer
- GIGI: Female, mid 40’s+, Sara’s mother, a woman struggling with reality
- BABY and BOO: Female & Male respectively; young girlfriend & boyfriend, café habitués struggling to be valued
- KEVIN: Male, late 40’s, a handsome stranger, struggling with dating in the internet world
PREPARATION: Cold reads from the script on which you may be redirected. Auditionees must have read the play. Script will be provided
TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Once we receive your details, you will receive a script via e-mail for review. You will also receive a Zoom link one day prior to your scheduled audition.
To see a copy of The Village Players Policy for Respect of All Members, click HERE
“If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you’re given a free chance to practice your craft.”
~ Philip Seymour Hoffman on auditioning
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