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.
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.”
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)