Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Auditions for Chatham Playhouse’s 23rd Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival

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The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for its 23rd annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival. Auditions will be held on Thursday, June 1st and Monday, June 5th, 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 28 and 29, and August 4, 5 and 6th. Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.

They are looking for men, ages 20’s to 60’s and women, ages 20’s to 70’s, and one young teen/preteen girl - to fill roles for six 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:

“Knock Out” by Glen D. Post, Directed by John AC Kennedy: When love comes knock-knocking you might laugh or you might roll your eyes -- but if you know the punchline, it could be the start of something. 3 men and 3 women 20’s – 30’s.

“Zarg” by Walter Placzek, Directed by Lynn Polan: is both funny and touching. Spirited, well-meaning people find love and connection in very difficult circumstances.

Carolyn Carpenter (65-70) former star of a series of blockbuster sci-fi films; strong minded; energetic; not a diva; good sense of humor; no nonsense view of life

Janet Carpenter (35-40) Carolyn’s daughter; protective; selfless; strong; a caretaker

Allison Watford (Pre-teen) buoyant personality; enthusiastic; straight forward; loves and tries to protect her father

David Watford (35-40) warm & kind; devoted father to Allison; emotionally resilient; has sense of humor

“Badger and Maddy” by Diana Lewis, Directed by Arnold Buchiane: a two-character comedy that shows us wisdom can come from unusual places. Male & female in their 30’s – 50’s is needed.

“Hair, Shoes Coffee” by Eleanor Kennedy, Directed by Dawn Afanador: Fun comedy piece requiring a lot of acting "in between the lines." Examines the morning rituals of a woman through the eyes of her male friend.

Frank - male, late 20’s, laid back

Doris - female, late 20’s, just a little compulsive

“In Reverse Order” by Eric Alter, Directed by George Seylaz: "Well, I have an incredible porno collection." A guy, A gal, A blind date. Comedy ensues.

Gordon – Mid 30’s, charming, warm, charismatic- very likable guy. Model good looks with the heart of a gentleman

Renee – Mid 30’s, tense, apprehensive, gun-shy about dating

“A Dog’s Life” by Robert Scott Sullivan, Directed by Joann Scanlon: The silly, exciting, adventure of a day with your dog.

RJ (dog) -Probably male is best but would consider female, any age, must be agile and willing to let your inhibitions go.

Billy (owner) - Probably male but would consider female, of working age, with a ready laugh and an understanding of how to interact with a pet dog and how the dog might behave.

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 Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or email For directions or additional information, please visit

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