CP2 Auditions

CP2 MiniFestival 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.

MINI FESTIVAL 1 AUDITIONS

ADMISSIONS
By JOSHUA HARMON
Directed by CHRISTINE CRAWFIS
SUN AUG 28 | 1pm

Performances: OCTOBER 7 & 8

Sherri is head of admissions at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. She and her headmaster husband have succeeded in bringing it into the 21st century.
When their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition and progressive values collide, with convulsive results.

 

Characters
 
Sherri Rosen-Mason – Early to mid fifties, very liberal secular Jewish woman. Head of Admissions for Hillcrest.
Bill Mason – Early to mid fifties, very liberal WASP, Sherri’s husband. Head of the School at Hillcrest.
Charlie Luther Mason – Late teens (17+), Bill and Sherri’s son, a senior at Hillcrest.
Ginnie Peters – Fifties to sixties, very liberal WASP, stay-at-home mom; her son is Charlie’s best friend.
Roberta – Early seventies, white, works in development at Hillcrest.
The play takes place at Hillcrest, a second-tier, on-the-cusp-of-being-a-first-tier prep/boarding school in rural New Hampshire.
Cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided.

THE NICETIES
By ELEANOR BURGESS
Directed by KIT COLBOURN
SUN AUG 28 | 3pm

Performances: OCTOBER 8 & 9

A black student visits her white professor during office hours to discuss her paper on the American Revolution. The polite review of her thesis explodes into a high stakes debate over race, history, power, and revolution.

 

 

Zoe Reed is an undergrad at a good liberal arts college. Female, black, 20 years old.
Janine Bosko is a college professor at the same college. Female, white, early 60’s.
From the author’s notes:
“Both of these women can be noble. Both of them can be charming. Both of them can be petulant, snotty, arrogant, overwhelmed and immature. Let them both be people. And resist the temptation to think of only one of them as a mouthpiece for the truth. When it comes to the facts of history, almost everything that both of the women say in this play is right.”

MINI FESTIVAL 2 AUDITIONS

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH
By MARK ST. GERMAIN
Directed by MICHAEL J. FROHNHOEFER
SUN OCT 2 | 1pm

Performances: DECEMBER 2 & 3

The women of the beleaguered New Bunion Historical Society must find creative ways to lure visitors to their sleepy New England town. When a set of George Washington’s dentures turns up in the hands of an unexpected rival, they brace themselves for all-out war.

 

 

 

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
By MARTIN SHERMAN
Directed by ANDREW KARL
SUN OCT 2 | 3pm

Performances: DECEMBER 3 & 4

Beau has spent his life trying to blend into a world that told him to be invisible. Rufus lives his life openly and becomes fascinated with the much older Beau. Falling into a whirlwind affair, over a decade, they navigate a relationship neither expect, but on which both depend. This is a bittersweet, funny romance about being a gay man in the 21st century, and finding love along the way.

 


MINI FESTIVAL 3 AUDITIONS

CONSTELLATIONS
By NICK PAYNE
Directed by BRITTANY PROIA
SUN JAN 22 | 1pm

Performances: MARCH 3 & 4

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

 

 

ADA & THE ENGINE
By LAUREN GUNDERSON
Directed by PARKER REED
SUN JAN 22 | 3pm

Performances: MARCH 4 & 5

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.