Auditioning for Blackpoole and Parrish

Posted on April 14 by Out of Box Theatre
Category: Theatre

Blackpoole and Parrish by David Belke, Directed by Zip Rampy
Sunday, April 26 at 7 pm – Callbacks (if needed) will be Monday, April 27 at 7 PM
Rehearsals begin the week of June 1, 2015
Performance Dates: July 17 – Aug 1, 2015

Auditions are by appt. only. If you are interested in auditioning, please email your headshot and resume to If we would like you audition, you will get a return email with your date and time.

For five millennia Harry Blackpool has been the agent for all Evil on Earth, while Rachel Parrish has represented Good. These implacable foes meet in a private club every twenty five years. With the end of the world scheduled for tomorrow at teatime, they must pass their duties to their oblivious heirs: a mild mannered physical education teacher and an aggressively Bohemian artist.

Harry Blackpool – The agent of all Evil on Earth. Of an uncertain age, somewhere between forty-five and a thousand. Exudes the attitude of an untrustworthy banker or politician; sardonic, playful, cynical and sincere.

Rachel Parrish – The agent of all Good on Earth. Of the same indeterminate age as Harry, but that’s where similarities end. Reminds one of a private girls’ schoolteacher or a head nurse; calm and self-assured but with a controlled sense of playfulness.

Timothy Page – The manager of a private club, which means he is a combination housekeeper, butler, occupant and business manager. Still in his early thirties, but he is a competent employee and determined to impress.

Adam Blackpool – Harry’s son. Twenty-five years old, trim and athletic. He is a junior high school gym teacher, but he doesn’t seem to be the embodiment of all Evil, as his father suggests.

Tiffany Parrish – Rachel’s daughter. Also twenty-five years old, she is an artist of the bohemian persuasion. Speaks with a Cockney accent. Not necessarily the embodiment of all Good, as her mother suggests.

Audition: The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black
adapted by Stephen Mallatrat, from the book by Susan Hill
Directed by Michael Harrison

Auditions: Sunday August 17 from 6 – 9PM.
Callbacks: Monday August 18 at 6pm.

Non-Union. Non Paying.

Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute dramatic monologue for this audition. You might also be asked to do cold readings from the script. British accents will be used in the show. Please do not feel you need to do a monologue with an accent though. Please bring a headshot and resume if available. Appointments only. To sign up for an audition appointment or if you have any other questions about the auditions, please email Rehearsals begin the week of September 8th. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at the audition.

Performances are October 17 – 19 & 24 – 26.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Auditions as well as all rehearsals and performances will be held at The Dancing Goat Theatre, 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 6, Alpharetta, GA 30022.

Synopsis of Play:
The play is based on the book of the same name, which was written in 1983 by Susan Hill. It is notable for only having two actors perform the whole play. The plot remains faithful to Hill’s book, but adds an extra dimension of a play within a play. The book follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Bemused by the villagers’ reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs. Drablow’s former abode, an old building in the middle of a marsh cut off at high tide. Sorting through Mrs Drablow’s papers, he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black – to his own terrible cost.

Kipps – late 20’s/early 30’s man
Actor – 40’s-50’s man

Audition Notice: MASH

New Dawn Theater Company will be holding OPEN AUDITIONS for “MASH” on Sunday / Monday, June 16 and 17, 2013 at 7pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All are welcome regardless of experience. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.

ALL roles are available.
All roles are for adults, or older teens that can pass for at least 18…
Need both male and females.

New Dawn Theater Company
3087 Main St
Duluth GA 30096

Performances will be August 22-25, 29-31 and September 1, 5-8, 2013 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at 8PM and Sunday Matinees at 2PM.

Sherry Ingbritsen
President/Artistic Director

Audition Notice: Quills

Mixed Revues is holding open auditions for Quills on May 13 at 7:30 – 9pm, at 7 Stages Blackbox Theater. This is a non-equity, non-professional production. All performers will receive a small stipend. Performance dates are August 22 – 31.

Roles available:
Abbe de Coulmier (lead) – male,  age range mid 20s to 40. Race open. The curator of Charenton asylum, and caretaker to it’s most famous resident the Marquis de Sade.
Doctor Royer-Collard (major supporting) – Caucasian male, age range 40s – 60ish.
Chief physician of the asylum, appointed to restore order and his own special brand of discipline.
Madame Royer-Collard (supporting) – Caucasian female, age range 30 – 40ish. The
Doctor’s wife, a woman of strong appetites.

The roles of the Marquis, Madeleine, Monsieur Prouix, and Rene Pelagie are pre-cast. There are also a couple of non-speaking roles who will act as orderlies and backstage crew.

Quills will be directed by Katie Schaffer, co-directed by Mixed Revue’s artistic director Stephen Banks.

Please email or join the Mixed Revues Facebook page event to confirm your audition space. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A one-minute contemporary dramatic monologue is optional.

Note: This play contains full nudity and strong language. No nudity is required for the above roles, but Coulmier’s and Madame Royer-Collard’s role include strong sexual content and Madame R-C does have one “suggestively” clad scene. Many actors will take this as a plus.

Audition Notice: Beer for Breakfast

ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Dr. Stone Mountain, GA is holding auditions for “Beer for Breakfast” by Sean Grennan on Monday, January 7, 2013 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Director David Thomas is seeking four actors (three men , one woman) for non-Equity and possible Equity Guest Artist roles.

TJ – Male, fifties, divorced, creative advertising agent;

Mark – Male, fifties, writer, unemployed;

Richard – Male, fifties, recovering from a stroke;

Jessie – Female, late-forties – early fifties, doctor.

Rehearsals begin: March 26, 2013. Runs April 18 – May 5, 2013.

For an appointment, please call (770) 469-1105 and ask for Jon (or extension 109). Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes each. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Beer for Breakfast is the story of four middle aged, former high-school buddies reunited for a “guys’ weekend” to recapture the good old days complete with old music and cheap beer. One’s divorced, one unemployed and one is recovering from a stroke…good times. But it’s all going well until the fourth guy doesn’t show up…but his wife does. Snowed in overnight, an epic struggle ensues: Everyone forgets to act their age in the contest of “Chick vs. Dudes.”