Auditions for Benchwarmers
An Evening of Short Plays by New Mexico Playwrights at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Corbin Albaugh, Ron Bloomberg, Barbara Hatch, Barry Hazen, Gwen Lewis, Talia Pura, Karen Ryan and others.
Audition Date: Saturday, August 26th, Noon-4pm
Callbacks: (by invitation only) Sunday, August 27th, 11am-9pm
Audition Location: The NEW Playhouse Workshops 3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
Production Dates: Rehearsal - September 1st - October 4th(to be scheduled based on actor availability)
Performances - October 5th-October 15th Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00,
with added performances on Saturday October 7th at 2pm and Sunday October 8th at 7:30
In Attendance: Directors: Corbin Albaugh, Ron Bloomberg, Barbara Hatch, Barry Hazen, Gwen Lewis, Talia Pura, Karen Ryan and others. Artistic Director Vaughn Irving
Preparation: For auditions on Saturday please prepare a one-two minute contemporary monologue. If you do not have a monologue and do not have time to learn one, you may download one to read HERE.
Each actor will be given a 5 minute slot in which to present their piece. To sign up for a spot please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and preferred time slot. Actors without appointments will be seen as time permits.
Benchportals – by Katie Johnson
Roles – ELIZABETH – Female, plays many versions of herself from the multiverse.
DEVIN – Male, plays many versions of himself from the multiverse
Dorothy Touches Down – by Dianna Lewis
Roles – HE – Male. Late 30’s-50’s. Professional.
SHE – Female. Quirky.
For Lack of a Tail – by John Cullinan
Roles – DOUG – An older field mouse, transformed – through no fault or choice of his own – into a human footman in service of a fairy tale heroine. He looks to be in late middle-age.
JIMMY – A younger field mouse, transformed – through no fault or choice of his own – into a human footman in service of a fairy tale heroine. He appears to be in his late teens.
These characters can also be cast as women, or a combination of man and woman.
Meet the Authors – by Talia Pura
Roles – MARIA – Ex-university Professor, wrote a book in praise of non-mindfulness meditation
JILLIAN – Ex-debutante, children’s author. Has puppet
ROSEANNAMARIA – Aging hippie, singer-songwriter, almost famous.
LINDA – Self published 42 books. Romance genre.
One Step Farther – by Jay Schecker
Roles – CARL – Big man. 40ish. Well groomed and professional
JOEY – Younger man. Moderate height. Strong build.
The Scorpion and the Songbird – by Margurite Scott
Roles – EVA – F, Caucasian, 40’s-50’s, former cheerleader with a few moves left.
ADAMI – M, African American, 50’s-60’s, musically gifted
Still Life with Tulips – by Richard Dargan
Roles – JOHN – a world weary man in his 60’s-70’s
PAMELA – a woman in her 30’s-40’s
GUARD – no-nonsense man or woman 20s-30s
Waiting for Waiting for Godot – by Mark Friedman
Roles – MERCATOR – Male or Female, tall and thin, formally dressed.
DONDE – Male or Female, shorter, informally dressed
MAN – A theatre employee
GODOT – Old heavy man with beard.
For those who prefer to be backstage, we’re always looking for people to help build the set and volunteer on the production crew. Costumes, props, set building, painting and more! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Joshua Billiter at email@example.com