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.
AUDITIONS: AUG 18, 2024 | 1pm
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Jeffery Battersby
One-woman biographical drama | CP2 Mini Festival
An absorbing, thoughtful portrait.
This one-woman show brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage.
Eleanor is presented through special arrangement with TRW Plays. trwplays.com
AUDITIONS: AUG 18, 2024 | 3pm
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
By Glen Gerber
Directed by Christine Crawfis
One-person mysterious adventure | CP2 Mini Festival
An impressive presentation of lovely evidences
ABOUT THE SHOW
An eccentric Dutch librarian finds a battered travel guide in the return bin – 113 years overdue. Both captivated by the mystery and irritated by the late return, the librarian embarks on a quest to seek the borrower’s identity. But the journey leads much farther than anyone would have guessed, taking a trip around the world and centuries into the past. It’s a tale full of twists and turns…Humorous and philosophical, this one-person play is a spellbinding tour de force of dramatic storytelling at its finest.
The Librarian (Non-specific gender, age 40-70s) An eccentric being of Dutch descent. Middle-aged, alone, a little sad and a lot resigned. While the librarian is a bureaucratic character, the actor should have strong command of continuous dialogue, with a vulnerability and desperation that is both whimsical and relatable. Comfort with dialects a plus.
Sides to come
Underneath The Lintel is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc. broadwayplaypublishing.com
AUDITIONS: OCT 13, 2024 | 1pm
By Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Dark Comedy | CP2 Mini Festival
A funny, and at times terrifying vision of a future.
Set in the near future, two couples are having trouble getting pregnant and the lengths they go to in order to have a baby raises the specter of eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.
Babel is presented through special arrangement with TRW Plays. trwplays.com
AUDITIONS: OCT 13, 2024 | 3pm
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Cynthia Topps
A science fiction thriller | CP2 Mini Festival
Clever in concept, alive with humor, and terribly haunting.
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity.
Marjorie Prime is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com
AUDITIONS: JAN 19, 2025 | 1pm
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Kit Colbourn
A fable for our times | CP2 Mini Festival
A charming devil arrives in a quiet village to bargain for the souls of its residents.Elizabeth should be his easiest target, having been labeled a “witch,” but her soul is not so easily bought. Unexpected passions flare, alliances are formed, and the village is forever changed. An inventive retelling of a Jacobean drama, this sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by.
Witch is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com
AUDITIONS: JAN 19, 2025 | 3pm
By Matt Schatz
Directed by Matt Andrews
Dark, family comedy | CP2 Mini Festival
A contemporary play with multi-generational themes and a wicked sense of humor.
Adult siblings Mordy and Jane have a problem. Their centenarian grandfather is an emotional and financial burden on the family, and he just won’t die. Scheming almost entirely via text messages, the siblings hatch an outrageous plan to relieve themselves of their family’s burdens and their own.
The Burdens is presented through special arrangement with TRW Plays. trwplays.com