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BUG - Warner Stage Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: November 29, 2021
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Video Auditions for BUG by Tracy Letts at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in Torrington, CT

Co-Director/Intimacy Coordinator: KATHERINE RAY 

Co-Director: KEITH PAUL

The Warner Stage Company seeks Videos Auditions for BUG by Tracy Letts

The Warner Stage Company is accepting video auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of BUG by Tracy letts. All video auditions should be submitted to no later than 7:00pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021. The production is co-directed by Katherine Ray and Keith Paul.  BUGwill be presented at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre beginning February 5, 2022 through February 20, 2022 for eight performances.


Send an email to to request video audition information and requirements. An audition link to our Casting Manager production page will be sent with details on how to register for an audition. 


We commit to contributing to greater equity in community theater. In seeking to build a diverse cast, we encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities to audition for all roles.




AGNES (mid-late thirties/early forties) Tough, frightened, weary, a victim, just this side of desperate. Seen and been through a lot but doing her best to cope. Still mourning the loss of her child, working things out on her own, for herself. Edgy, skittish, nervous. What’s next? 


R.C. (late twenties /late thirties) Pragmatic, down-to-earth. Good time gal who calls it as she sees it. Fiercely loyal.


PETER (mid to late 20s) Military vet. High-tension focus, urgent, sharp. Deceptively child-like, but all senses on alert, explosive physical potential, even when still. Uncomfortable in his own skin, uncomfortable around other people. Unpredictable: Diffident and distant one moment, then sudden and immediate. The wheels are always turning. 


JERRY GOSS (late thirties/early forties) Ex-con, rough edges, laid-back demeanor but mean as a snake, and just as lethal. Country music, beer and a razor-sharp temper. Smiles before he strikes.


DR. SWEET (thirties to fifties) Government. Establishment. Practiced. Quick. And a liar.




Rehearsals will be held three nights per week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm beginning December 14, 2021.


Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, January 30, 2022 through February 3, 222. We do ask that Friday, February 4, 2022 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. There will be two midweek rehearsals on Thursday, February 10 & 17, 2022.


Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available, and please note on Audition Form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or midweek pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.


CALLBACKS: Will be held in-person, if needed, on December 7, 2021 at 7:30pm


The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.


All performers, production team/crew, orchestra members and others directly involved with the production are required to be fully vaccinated.



Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00pm

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2:00pm

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:00pm

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00pm

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2:00pm

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:00pm

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8:00pm

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00pm



Casting is subjective and completely based on someone else’s opinion. Sometimes casting decisions are based on looks, height, or how you look next to other cast members. You will not get cast in every role you want and sometimes you won’t get cast at all. If you are not cast in this show, you should still celebrate the fact that you gave it your best shot and we hope to see you at future auditions!



From Tracy Letts, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County, comes this mind-bending tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy – a psycho-thriller that mixes terror and laughter at fever pitch…a high speed roller coaster ride into a crawling, buzzing, stinging nightmare. BUG tells the story of a lonely, middle-aged waitress, victimized by her abusive ex-husband, and tortured by the kidnapping of her child in a supermarket almost ten years ago; a mysterious, timid stranger with a military past and psychotic tendencies; and the romance and paranoia that develops between them in a cramped, trashy motel room in Oklahoma City. BUG by Tracy Letts presents an unforgettable exploration of the madness and fear that plague conspiracy theorists.


The play ticks all the “adult theme” boxes including adult language, drug-abuse, sex and violence. 

About the Warner Theatre

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website:

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