Town Players Announces Auditions for a Staged Reading of “Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays”

Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a staged reading of Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays, a collection of six short plays by John Patrick Shanley, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck.

Directed by Kevin McGerigle, Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays features six different stories set in locations all the way from the Wild West to Central Park at night. But all of them are about having a dream so big that it makes you brave. It makes you willing to reveal yourself, to risk being ridiculous, in order to make your dream come true.

AUDITIONS;
Tuesday, September 5th at 6PM
Berkshire Community College, Room K-110 (Boland Theater)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Each actor will play multiple roles. Besides the ones below there are several minor roles.

John — 17 year old who finds himself in love

Mary — 16 year old, straightforward

Poet — Male; Iconic Poet, tending towards despondency because of his hard life

Love — Female; Fully loving and supportive

Woman — 25 to 35. Fervently wanting to delve deeper into her life but not without a sense of humor

Man — 25 to 35. Resigned to living with his monsters, somewhat cynical, but, then, finds some release

Cowboy — Iconic

Girl (Sally) — Barely 20, if that. Feels confined by her life, yearns to be free

Walter — Urban guy, around 30, wants to share his newly discovered feelings with his friend.

Jim — Another urban guy around 30, Walter’s friend, whom Jim thinks has fallen off the deep end.

Vinnie — 32. Bronx native. Works in the post office. Trying to help a friend.

Stephen — 32. Bronx native. Distraught.

Ronny — 32. Bronx native. Chronically depressed; periodically attempts suicide.

Shirley — 32. Bronx native, Stephen’s old girlfriend. Blunt but basically a sweetie.

Artie — Old Irish bartender, sings ballad, When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Two Stage Hands — No lines.

Questions?
Please contact the director:
Kevin McGerigle,
kmcgerigle@gmail.com

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