March 6, 2021

Casting Alert: The Boys in the Band

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Madison Lyric Stage is searching for an “Emory” for its upcoming production of Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band,” which will be presented in July 2021 in Madison, CT – outdoors under a tent. Rehearsals begin in June. Compensation is available.

This pivotal character must be very capable of both campy comedy and realistic emotional delivery. For our production you should have a playing range between 30-45, and all ethnicities will be considered. You must be familiar and very comfortable with LGBTQ issues and the community.

We are a professional company, based in Madison, CT, with preference for non-equity for this role. Your self-tape audition should consist of a two-minute maximum monologue; selections from “The Boys in the Band” are acceptable. Also, submit a headshot and resume.

Please submit your self-tape audition to Marc Deaton at

Before Stonewall, before AIDS, before Marriage Equality – there was Mart Crowley’s landmark play The Boys in the Band. The play premiered Off-Broadway in 1968 and was turned into a film the next year by the director William Friedkin. In 2018, The Boys in the Band premiered on Broadway for its 50th anniversary and will be a Netflix film in 2020.

The play revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City, and was groundbreaking for its humorous and poignant portrayal of gay life. The play has been called “a true theatrical game-changer, helping spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them.”

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