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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Auditions: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Barn Theatre in Montville

The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 92nd Season by holding open auditions for its upcoming production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM.  "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" will be directed by Lauri MacMillan.
Show Synopsis:  Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning play serves up family drama with comic savagery. In addition to the Tony Award, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Drama League Award for Best Production of a Play, Drama Desk Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. Siblings Vanya and Sonia live out their days in an endless, bleak tableau in Bucks County, PA. All seems numbingly mundane until in sweeps hurricane Masha, their fading movie star sister with her shiny new boyfriend and a big announcement that will impact all their lives. 
CAST REQUIREMENTS: 
Vanya: Male, 55-60 All Ethnicities
 Lives with his adopted sister Sonia at their family home, basically resigned to the way his life has turned out. Dour but highly intelligent, dry and sardonic, he plays peacemaker between his two sisters Sonia and Masha. Actor must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as excellent timing. 
Sonia: Female, 50-55 All Ethnicities
 Vanya’s discontented adopted sister who longs for a life not lived. Volatile and emotional, she is full of regret and jealous of Masha’s wild and glamorous life. Actress must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as a wide emotional range. Must do a convincing impersonation of Maggie Smith. 
Masha: Female, 50-55 All Ethnicities
 Vanya and Sonia’s sister who became a glamorous and successful movie star. More than a bit of a diva but also charming and funny. Highly competitive and very insecure about aging and losing her allure. 
Spike: Male, 20-29 All Ethnicities
 Masha’s new boyfriend. An aspiring actor. Very physically fit. Must be comfortable on stage in underwear only. Self-obsessed, but can be friendly and charming. Seeking a strong comedic actor who is good at physical comedy. 
Nina: Female, 17-25 All Ethnicities
 A lovely, sincere, would-be young actress visiting her aunt and uncle, who live next door to Vanya and Sonia. Starstruck and just a bit na├»ve. 
Cassandra: Any Gender, 30-55 All Ethnicities
 Housekeeper and soothsayer, frequently bursts into prophecy, sounding like Greek tragedy, but always with a contemporary edge. Smart, biting wit. Must possess very strong comedic and verbal skills. 
Performance Dates: September 6, 14, 20, 21 ,27 & 28 at 8pm and September 7, 8, 15, & 22 at 2pm.  Also Potential Benefit Performances September 13, 19, & 26 at 8pm
Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the 
audition start time. All roles are available and casting is open; 
newcomers are especially welcomed! Crew and other volunteers are also 
needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

***IMPORTANT: Rehearsals will begin almost immediately. Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates at your audition. The rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability. 

The Barn Theatre is located at the end of Skyline Drive in Montville, 
NJ.  For directions to the theatre, please see 

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