Audition Notice: I Ought To Be In Pictures

ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Dr. Stone Mountain, GA is holding auditions for “I Ought To Be In Pictures” by Neil Simon Monday, April 16, 2012 2 PM – 7 PM.

Director David Thomas is seeking three actors (two women, one man) for non-Equity and possible Equity Guest Artist roles:
Herb – 40’s scriptwriter, former New Yorker living in Hollywood
Steffy – late 30’s attractive woman close to forty
Libby – 20 year old full of energy and vitality

Rehearsals begin: July 10, 2012.
Runs August 3 – 19, 2012.

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.

Neil Simon’s play focuses on Herb Tucker, a “writer’s blocked” Hollywood scriptwriter who abandoned his New York family 16 years earlier. He and girlfriend Steffy are surprised when his bold adventurous daughter arrives from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom.

I Ought To Be In Pictures

By Neil Simon

Neil Simon Monologues (ISBN: 0-940669-34-X)

HERB: Wait a minutes, you! You just listen to me a minute. I never figures I had anything coming to me. I gave you up, that was my loss. I left that house because if I had stayed it would  have turned into a war zone and there would have been no survivors. You want to talk about guilts, regrets – I got enough to fill up my garage. But that’s my business and I’ll handle it my own way. I never expected anything from you or your brother. Outside this house, you can call me any goddamn thing you want to call me. But under this roof is my domain, and if you talk to me, you show me some respect.

HERB: Okay! For the sake of argument, let us say someone looks at the card. Someone is looking for a valet service for his son’s bar mitzvah. Someone just met a girl at the party and wants to write down her number. Someone has a piece of spare rib in his teeth and is trying to pick it out with the card. Only a small percentage of that group will look at the back of the card. But let’s say one does. He sees, “Libby Tucker, New York trained actress – No Part Is Too Big or Too Small.” Do you imagine he’s going to slam his foot on the break, pull off the road and, say to his wife, “That’s exactly what I’m looking for. An actress trained in New York who doesn’t care if the part is too big or too small. Right under my nose in my very own car. What a break for me. I’ll contact her first thing in the morning and hope and pray that someone else with spare ribs in their teeth didn’t get to her before me!”

Barefoot in the Gwinnett Daily Post

As posted in the Gwinnett Daily Post on June 22, 2008:

Casting call
Button Theatre role up for grabs in ‘Barefoot in the Park’

By Jamie Ward

Staff Writer

Lory Cox and Jake Cullens

Special Photo
Lory Cox and Jake Cullens rehearse their roles as Ethel and Paul for the Button Theatre’s upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.”

DULUTH – For any adult who’s ever dreamed of becoming a professional actor, now’s your chance.

In a unique effort to generate community interest in its upcoming show, Gwinnett County’s professional theatre troupe – Button Theatre – is selling one of the roles in their production of Neil Simon’s comedy classic “Barefoot in the Park.”

“This role is an exciting opportunity for anyone to experience theater from the performer’s point of view,” said Director Celia Rosenblum. “Our hope is that the community will become involved in the production, and that involvement will help us give back to Gwinnett County.”

The walk-on role for sale is that of an elderly delivery person who trudges up five flights of stairs in a New York apartment building. Out of breath and exhausted, the role will allow the actor to deliver the package and receive a signature while failing to utter a word. Considering Neil Simon’s many humorous works, the role will offer the actor the chance to receive a few laughs from the audience while demonstrating their acting chops and comedic abilities at the same time.

“It’s a great way to get audience participation in a show and it’s a novel idea,” said Jake Cullens, an actor and also the drama teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee. “It should generate a good buzz.”

According to Mary Conti, a founding member of the group and its artistic director, the role has already been sold for several performances. She also said selling the role seemed appropriate considering professional actors are paid for their services and the Button group is a nonprofit.

“It wasn’t fair to an actor to just sit there the rest of the night anyway,” she said.

“Barefoot in the Park” will run at 8 p.m. July 5 through 27, Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. Any individual or business interested in purchasing the role should contact Button Theater at 770-831-0591 or by sending an e-mail to

Audition Notice: Prisoner of Second Avenue

The Renaissance Project seeks Non Equity adult actors and actresses for Neil Simon’s dramatic comedy, Prisoner of Second Avenue. Performance dates are weekends only, Friday September 2 Sunday September 17. Company seeks adult actors and actresses that can play 30-60 age range. Actors are asked to prepare no more than a 2-minute monologue; no sides will be provided. Bring a headshot and a resume if one is available. Auditions are by appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment at 404-243-6937, ext.3 with the Artistic Director Michael H. Cole (who will be directing). The audition will be on Monday night, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Auditions Will Be Held At: The Renaissance Project Theatre, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, K-Center Building, Decatur, GA 30034.

Audition Notice: Sylvia – Update

I know I was late on posting the audition notice for Sylvia, but I was not planning on going to this audition. I received a call today from the director David Kronawitter. He left me a message on my phone asking if I would audition tonight. I had auditioned for David for Neil Simon’s Fools a few months back. He found my headshot and, I believe, he is calling people to fill still open roles.

We shall see what happens.