Monday, November 26, 2018

Auditions: Chatham Players ‘Play On’


The Chatham Players will hold auditions for Rick Abbott’s backstage comedy, “Play On!” on Sunday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 pm. All auditions will occur at The Chatham Playhouse: 23 North Passaic Ave.  Production dates are February 22 thru March 9, 2019 with rehearsals to begin early-January.  John A.C. Kennedy directs.

Play On! is the story of 10 enthusiastic, if artistically-challenged, amateurs attempting to stage the world premiere of an exciting new play -- which may or may not be a murder mystery, depending upon who you talk to…

Director Kennedy is looking for 10 enthusiastic (if artistically challenged) performers, ages 15-80.  Gender a plus… but not required.  Auditions will consist of cold readings.

Character Breakdown

Gerry Dunbar (M or F, 30-70); a community theatre director.

A.G. Manville (M or F, 30-70); an overworked stage manager

Lou Peary (M or F, 20-80); a surly theatre technician

Henry Benish (M, 50-100); a character actor, possibly stuffy

Polly Benish (F, 40-70); a grand dame/character actress

Saul Watson (M, 25-60); a smug character actor 

Billy Carewe (M, 20-35); a leading man-type

Violet Imbray (F, 20-35); an ingénue-type

Marla Smith (F, 15-22); an aspiring actress

Phyllis Montague (F, 25-50); a local, novice playwright

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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