Auditioned for Spreading It Around

Auditioned last night for a new play called Spreading It Around by Londos D’Arrigo at Stage Door Players. Arrive at 6:30 PM for a 6:45 audition slot. All the times I have auditioned in a time slot, it was just me doing a cold reading with an assistant. This time was different. I was given a side and assigned 3 other people to read the side with.

In the past, open auditions at Stage Door have been a zoo. Not because of bad management, but because of overwhelming response to open auditions. This time Robert Egizio assigned time slots. I don’t know what the actual design was, but it looked as if there were 5 or so people added to the mix every 15 minutes. And out of those people arriving every 15 minutes, there were people for each main character.

So when I went over the lines for our reading, there was a LARRY (who I read for), his wife TRACI, his mother ANGELA and a psychiatrist DR KRAPINSKY. It was actually a very fun read.

I have auditioned for Robert Egizio about a-half-dozen times, with no landed roles, and he knows me by name. When I arrived, his assistant (darn it – not sure of her name) knew my name. I was impressed with that.

And I walked out without a resume or headshot. I was so focused on dress the part that I forget to get the essentials. Luckily, I stopped by my wife’s office and printed out a resume. The first thing Robert said to me was “You need a new headshot”. This is true. Earlier in the year I was bald and it has grown back in. I do have an older headshot, about 4 years old, and a headshot taken earlier this year with no hair. But now I have even begun styling my hair differently from before. Robert has seen both headshots and probably has several on file.

I was very pleased with my reading. The best I have done for Robert. But I am pretty sure I will not get the role. The person who read KRAPINSKY was called in specifically to read LARRY. So no role.

Great networking though. I ran into two people I have done plays with, three people from acting class and a one off connection (someone in my currently play was in a play with this person).

I would love to be in a play at Stage Door, but alas, I don’t think it will be this one.

Auditioning for Spreading It Around

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS will hold professional Non Equity auditions for the

US Premiere of Spreading It Around, a new comedy by Londos D’Arrigo on Sunday, October 5 from 6:30 til 9:00 PM.

This light-hearted comedy finds Angela Drayton, a wealthy widow living in a retirement community in Florida. When she grows tired of footing the bills and handing out money to her inappreciative children, she and some of the other residents start the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation,” an organization which gives to those really in need. Fearing they will lose their inheritance, her greedy son, and his shopaholic wife show up to try to have her committed for incompetence. Turning the tables, Angela shows them just how competent she is, and then shows them the door.


Angela Drayton: an active attractive woman in her 60’s

Martin Wheeler: a fit, well preserved man in his 60’s

Larry Drayton: Angela’s son, arrogant, self important man in his 30’s

Traci Drayton: his self absorbed, fashionista wife in her 30’s

Dr. Krapinsky: psychiatrist in his late 40’s to early 50’s

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals to begin late December, opening January 23, 2009 for a four week run. Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Show is directed by Robert Egizio.

For an audition appointment, please call 770-396-1726; ext 7.

Audition Notice: Don’t Dress for Dinner

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS will hold professional Non-Equity auditions for the comedy/farce, Don’t Dress For Dinner by Robin Hawdon on Monday, June 2 and Tuesday June 3, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the theatre. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring headshot and resume. No appointment required. Casting three women, and three men.

Bernard; 35 – mid 40’s
Jacqueline, his wife, 35 – mid 40’s
Robert, his friend, 35 – mid 40’s
Suzanne, his mistress, mid 30’s
Suzette, the cook, 20-30’s
George, her husband, 20-30’s

Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and has even invited his best friend to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose that Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? Suppose the cook is mistaken for the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? A farcical evening of hilarious confusion ensues.

Show will begin rehearsals mid to late August for a September 25, 2008 opening and will run for four weekends. Performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30.