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CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY 2011 SEASON - Chester Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: April 21, 2011

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Chester Theatre Company 2011

  • Equity Principal Auditions by


Chester MA SPT (approval/salary level pending; 2010 weekly minimum: $368).

Artistic Dir: Byam Stevens

Equity Principal Auditions by


Friday, May 6, 2011 Town Hall Theatre

10 AM - 5 PM15 Middlefield Street

No scheduled break.Chester MA 01011

For an

appointment,call Vicki at 413/354-7770 (M-F, 10-3 beginning Monday, 4/25/11) or e Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

Please prepare a short contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

All dates are in 2011. All roles are available (i.e. not yet offered and accepted) unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.

pride@prejudice Adapted, edited and compiled by Daniel Elihu Kramer, from the novel by Jane Austen. Dir: Ron Bashford. 1st reh: 6/13. Runs 7/6-7/17.

Jane Austen's classic romance as you know and love it, but with bonus material: bloggers, commentators, scholars, even Jane Austen herself.

Note: Five actors play over 30 roles. Classical experience and ability to do a British accent preferred.

Elizabeth Bennett:

20s. Vivacious, intelligent, quick to judge.

Jane Bennett / Jane Austen / Five Other Roles:

Mid 20s - mid 30s. Jane Bennett: Naturally empathetic; always thinks the best of everyone.

Mrs. Bennett / Three Other Roles:

Mid 40s - mid 50s. Mrs. Bennett: Deeply loves her daughters. By turns hyper-social, reactive and meddlesome.

Mr. Bingley / Mr. Bennett / Five Other Roles:

Bingley: Mid 20s. Socially comfortable and amiable, though often thoughtless and irresolute. Bennett: Early 50s. Copes with a mixture of natural patience and humorous sarcasm.

Mr. Darcy / Mr. Collins:

CAST. Late 20s - early 30s.Darcy: Wealthy. Self-confident. Socially awkward, reserved. Scrupulously honest and considerate.Collins: Obsequious, conceited, self-important and insecure.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dir: Sheila Siragusa. 1st reh: 6/27. Runs 7/20-7/31.

In this thrilling version of one of the most famous murder mysteries ever written, Raskolnikov reenacts the events that drove him to a horrible crime and then to his search for redemption.


25-35. The murderer. Passionate and intelligent. Tormented by his deeds. Ability with intellectually weighty text a must.

Sonia / Others:

Mid 20s - mid 30. Prostitute supporting her family. Compassionate and soulful. Actress also plays two older characters.

Porfiry Petrovich / Others:

CAST. Mid 40s - mid 50s. Police inspector. Intelligent and self-possessed. Doubles other roles.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Henry James. Dir: Daniel Elihu Kramer. 1st reh: 7/11. Runs 8/8-8/14.

Henry James' provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, re-imagined by one of America's most admired contemporary playwrights.

The Man:

Track age: Mid 30s - mid 40s. One male actor plays all roles other than the Governess, including Uncle, Mrs. Grose and Miles (10 years old). Actor must be versatile: able to be old, young, male, female, dashing, sinister, all in the same black suit.


CAST. Mid 20s. Naïve and impressionable. Wants to help. A romantic, at least in the beginning. Can be both frightened and strong.

WITTENBERGby David Davalos. Dir: Byam Stevens. 1st reh: 7/25. Runs 8/17-8/28.

October, 1517. Fall semester at the University of Wittenberg. Hamlet is struggling with his faith (and his tennis game). He turns to two Wittenberg professors for guidance: John Faustus (Philosophy) and Martin Luther (Theology).

John Faustus:

Mid 40s. MD, JD, PhD, ThD. A polymath. Doesn’t believe in anything. Verbal gymnast with a great appetite for life.


Mid 20s. Prince of Denmark. A senior at Wittenberg. Major undecided.

Martin Luther:

Mid 30s - mid 40s. DDiv. A professor and confessor. Believes in God.

The Eternal Feminine:

Mid 30s: Gretchen: A working girl. Helen: A lady of pleasure. Mary: Mother of God. Lady Voltemand: An ambassador.

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