CP2 Mini–Festival Auditions
CP2 Readers Theatre offers an exciting opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way, with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.
COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, all actors must be Fully Vaccinated for Covid OR prepared to provide recent (72 hours) negative Covid tests on a regular basis. When you arrive for the audition, please be masked and prepared to show proof of vaccination OR a recent (72 hours) negative Covid test. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)
SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, that due to Covid restrictions, actors planning to audition are asked not to travel out of state during rehearsals or performances. We thank you for your understanding.
Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked (if fully vaccinated) and/or to read for the audition.
Auditions date – Sunday, August 29
1-3pm – THE CHILDREN
Directed by Jeff Battersby
Casting two women and one man, playing characters who are all in their sixties (Your age does not need to match the ages of the characters, but it is likely that only actors over forty will be considered) and a Narrator (W) with no age requirement. All ethnicities and backgrounds encouraged to audition.
Narrator (W): Any age, able to create a sense of place with their delivery and voice.
Hazel (W): Nuclear Engineer, retired, married to Robin
Rose (W): Nuclear Engineer, retired, old friend of Hazel and Robin
Robin (M): Nuclear Engineer, retired, married to Rose
Auditions date – Sunday, August 29
3-5pm – A NUMBER
Directed by Louisa Vilardi
Synopsis: A Number by Caryl Churchill is a play, set in the near future, about the conflict between a father and his sons. This play explores the subject of human cloning and identity. Written as a two-hander, A Number examines free will, the dangers of artificial creation, and the question of nature versus nurture.
Seeking male actors for the following two roles:
Salter: a man in his early sixties who was married and had one son. His wife committed suicide by throwing herself under a train when their son was only two. He would raise their son alone, but due to his drinking and the son’s issues, he would neglect him and eventually send him away. He would then clone his son (Bernard 2) in an attempt to try again to be a better father. A pathological liar, he attempts to hide the truth of what he’s done from his sons.
Bernard (B1)*: His son, forty. First and original son of Salter. He was a difficult and disturbed child, who Salter sent away when he was 4. He would grow to have an explosive temper and hate Salter for what he did to him.
Bernard (B2)*: His son, thirty-five, intended clone of his first son, made to replace his original son, Bernard 1. He is very mild-mannered and emotional.
Michael Black*: His son, thirty-five. An unauthorized clone of Salter’s first son. He is married with three children, the oldest aged twelve, and is a mathematics teacher.
*all played by the same actor.
You may read from the script (hard copies will be provided), but please become familiar with the sides below.