AUDITIONS: Local Auditions for 2019 Production of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”

 

 

Auditions for Ivoryton Playhouse Production

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”

The Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding local auditions for Equity and non Equity actors for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by Todd Kriedler, a fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film, on Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 10-6pm at the Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio, 22 Main Street in Centerbrook, CT

Looking for actors to fill all roles. Directed by Kathryn Markey, the show runs from April 24 – May 12, 2019. First rehearsal – April 9th.

All auditions are by appointment. Bring a picture and resume.  Sides can be found by clicking on the character names below.

For audition appointments, call 860-767-9520, ext.207 or email lizzy@ivorytonplayhouse.org

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
by Todd Kreidler
Centerbrook – CT EPA by Appointment
Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT

Audition Date Location
Friday, January 25, 2019
Ivoryton Playhouse Rehearsal Studio
10am – 6pm
22 Main Street,
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Office can be found opposite Pizza Pub (15 Main Street) and Ideal Cleaners (17 Main Street) on the same side of the road as the Essex Steam Train.
Please do not go to the Ivoryton Playhouse theatre for these auditions

Personnel and Other Dates
Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard
Associate Artistic Director:  Dan Nischan
Director:  Kathryn Markey

First Rehearsal – April 9, 2019
Opening: April 24, 2019
Close: May 12, 2019

SPT
$500 minimum/week

Sides will be available at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org soon.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together

Seeking actors for various roles

Matilda Binks – 50s, black; has worked as a maid for the Draytons for the past 27 years. Has a special closeness and protectiveness with the Drayton family.

Hilary St. George– 30s, – 40s white; works as the associate director of the Drayton Gallery. Chic, gossipy.

Christina Drayton 50s – 60s white; Joanna’s mother, runs the Drayton Gallery. Strong and articulate, she is the steady figure her family revolves around.

Matt Drayton. late 60s, white; Joanna’s father and the publisher of San Francisco newspaper The Guardian. An accomplished, hard-working person, sees himself as open-minded and intellectual, but his world view is shaken when Joey announces she is marrying Dr. Prentice.

Joanna Drayton early 20s, white; Matt and Christina’s daughter, a medical researcher, engaged to Dr. John Prentice. Optimistic, forward thinking, willful and filled with love.

Dr. John Prentice – mid 30s, black; a medical research doctor who is renowned in his field. Impressive and assured, he is realistic about the world and willing to challenge the status quo. He has survived the death of his wife and young son, and his relationship with Joanna is beginning to rebuild his faith in the world.

Monsignor Ryan 50s – 70s. longtime family friend of the Draytons, and advisor to Matt.

John Prentice, Sr. – 60s black; John’s father, a schoolteacher Dignified, proud, capable of rage.

Mary Prentice 50s – 60s black; John’s mother who works as a department store clerk. Solid, serious, trustworthy.

PDF files for audition sides can be found by clicking on the character names below:

Tillie
p55 “I’d like to talk to John” to p 56 “…That’s Mr. Drayton.”

Tillie Side 2

p 37 “I got something to say to you” to p 38 “…you’ll find out what black power really means.”

Hilary
p 35 “Christina, since I left here this afternoon” to p 36 “I believe I earned my Christmas bonus today.”

Christina
p 36 “Thank you, Hilary at least I feel…” to p 36 “Don’t speak Hilary. Just – go.”

p 39 to “Mike is right.” p 40 “Shall I bring you another drink?”

Matt
p 20 “I want you to meet somebody” to p 22 “That sound reasonable?”

p 61 “All right, Mr. Prentice says he has no wish to offend me.” to p 61 “…Then that is everything.”

John, Sr.
p 51 “Don’t you walk away” to p 52 “…running the streets.”

Mary
p 57 “I must have been a child the last time” to p 58 …most people don’t know, Mrs. Drayton.”

Dr. John Prentice
p 51 “Don’t you walk away” to p 52 “I think of myself as a man.”

p 27 “The Guardian’s one of the few American newspapers” to p 28 “maybe secretary of state.”

Joanna
p 16 “You’ll see he’s in Dad’s study” to p 17 “Now you see, Mom. this is John and…”

Monsignor
p 50 top of page to “You are a sorry disappointment.”

 

Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT 06442.

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