Auditions Information

OPEN AUDITIONS – ORDINARY PEOPLE

Auditions for The Auburn Player’s Production of Ordinary People will take place on Friday August 11 at 6:00 PM and Saturday August 12 at 11:00. Possible call backs will be Saturday August 11 at 3:00. Auditions are at First Presbyterian Church 112 South Street Auburn, NY 13021

Director Steve Gamba is looking to cast all roles.

Show runs October 12-15.

Please prepare a dramatic monologue no longer than 1 minute and be prepared to read from the script.

Monologue DOES NOT have to be memorized, There will also be monologues on hand if anyone needs one.

Synopsis:
Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, who drowned while he and Conrad were out sailing. What’s left of young Conrad’s family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle. This play goes to the essence of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival. We consider this full-length play to be an extraordinary opportunity for your cast, as each role has a rich texture and purpose that will challenge and stretch your actors. A critic from The New York Times summed up, “The anxiety, despair and joy that is common to every human experience … if Conrad and his family are ordinary people, why then so are we all.”
Cast:
Conrad, age 17-18
Cal his father, age 45-55
Beth, his mother, age 45-55
Dr. Berger, his psychiatrist, age 35+ (flexible)
Jeannine Pratt, his girlfriend, age 17-18
Karen Aldrich, his friend from the hospital, age 17-18
Joe Lazenby, his best friend, age 17-18
Stillman, an acquaintance from the swim team, age 17-18
Salan, the swim coach, age 35+ (flexible)