Friday, May 13, 2016

Auditions: Chatham Playhouse’s 22nd Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival

The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for its 22nd annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival. Auditions will be held on Thursday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 8th, both from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. All auditions will be held at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Performances will take place on July 29 and 30th, and August 5, 6 and 7th. Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.

They are looking for men and women, ages 20s to 50s, and one Iowa farm boy – late teens to early 20s - to fill roles for seven one-act plays. Actors may read from sides available at the auditions or they may present a monologue. For those who are interested in becoming familiar with the one-acts, full scripts will be available for reading at the Library of The Chathams - across the street from the Playhouse.

Presented One-Act Plays are:

“Bottle for a Special Occasion” by Bill Kovacsik, Directed by Arnold Buchiane: “What do you choose when you want a gift that keeps on giving?” A Drama/Comedy that needs 1 man - Early 50’s, medium build and 1 woman - Early 50’s; slight build.

“Paper Bell” by Ralph Greco, Jr., Directed by Jessica Phelan: “It’s the little moments that we share in life that are often the best.” A Drama that needs 1 man _Late 40's- 50's, - soundman/assistant, 1 woman Mezzo-Soprano with the Edison Phonograph Company, should be somewhere between her mid f40’s to early 50’s and 1 man Late teens/early twenties, Iowa farm boy.

“Not Enough” by Chip Bolcik, Directed by Robert Lukasik: “When in a marriage is anything enough?” A Drama/Comedy needed 1 man, 1 woman must read late 40’s to mid 50’s. In a long term marriage.

“One, Three, Two” by Michael Weems, Directed by Lynn Polan: “It’s a number’s game or is it?” A Drama/Comedy that needs 1 male in his early 30’s - late 40’s. Shut out from reality and doesn’t seem to care and 1 woman in her late 20’s – late 30’s. Caring and confused.

“Happily Ever After” by Jeanne Johnston, Directed by George Seylaz: “It sounds like a good idea but how do you go from “will you marry me” to “happily ever after.” A Drama/Comedy needing 1 man - The Prince, 20s to 30s and 1 woman - The Princess 20s.

“What Every Grown Son Wants his Mother To Know” by Joann Scanlon, Directed by Kevern Cameron: “A birthday Celebration becomes an educational event.” A comedy needing 3 women 40s to 50’s and 1 man - 20’s.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions please call Leslie Williams at (973) 769-3886 or email her at For directions or additional information, please visit

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