April 9, 2019

OPEN CALL for “Romantic Comedy” By Bernard Slade

Saybrook Stage Company will hold OPEN AUDITIONS for ROMANTIC COMEDY on the following dates:

AUDITIONS: Monday, April 15, 2019  from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CALLBACKS: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION: The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

**Please bring a current photo and acting resume to your audition.**

If you would like to request a specific audition time slot, or of you cannot make Monday’s audition and would like to read for a role, please email:

Please note: There are no children’s roles in this production.

About The Play…

Romantic Comedy is a six character play by Bernard Slade opened on Broadway in 1979 and is a very light comedy about two NYC playwrights.

An arrogant, self centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason’s world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful.

Available Roles (Male):

JASON CARMICHAEL – (30 – 45) Impeccably dressed, possesses a mixture of arrogance, charm and sophistication. Very quick-witted. Tall, slim to average build. 

LEO JANOWITZ – (30 – 40) An every-day guy, mid-thirties, serious, reserved demeanor, dry sense of humor. His speech has the rough edges of the street and he tends to cut through to the core of things. 

Available roles (Female)

PHOEBE CRADDOCK – (25 – 35) Soft-spoken, attractive, young, Vermont school teacher who later becomes a very successful and polished playwright.  

ALLISON ST. JAMES – (25 – 35) Kind, capable business woman. 

KATE MALLORY – (30 – 40) Gentle, feminine woman in her late 30’s with a warm smile. No sense of humor. 

 *The role of Blanche Dailey has been cast.*

The show will be directed by Terri Corigliano.

Rehearsals will begin first week in June and performances are scheduled July 18th through January 21st  at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT.

We hope you can join us!

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