PLAYWRIGHTS @ WORK ONE ACT FESTIVAL - Birmingham Village Players Non Equity Auditions

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PLAYWRIGHTS @ WORK ONE ACT FESTIVAL - Birmingham Village Players

The Birmingham Village Players & Playwrights @ Work

Audition Notice-2024 P@W ONE ACT FESTIVAL

The following provides audition information for the 2024 Playwrights@Work One Act Festival:

Audition dates: Sunday and Monday, June 2nd and 3th.

Audition times: 6:30 pm Sunday and Monday (registration begins at 6:00)

Location: Birmingham Village Players, 34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham

Performance dates: July 26 and 27 at 8:00 pm and July 28 at 2:00 pm

All 4 original plays will be performed at each show of the Festival. Each play is listed with cast requirements. Ages are suggested by each playwright (and/or director). You may audition for more than one role.

Please contact producer Diana McClain at for copies of the plays and/or cuts.

How To Unsend An Email by Rick Johnson

Synopsis: A man fumbling with his new iPhone accidentally voice records his plan to break up with his girlfriend — along with the snarky reasons why -- and sends it! Can it be “unsent” before their upcoming date on Saturday night?


Martin: Early Sixties

Jeffrey: A few years younger

Deirdre: About 60

Stooby: Early sixties

Second Chances by Udi Kapen

Synopsis: A man wanders into a mysterious bar and unexpectedly finds himself with a chance to atone for a past regret.


Nick: Bartender, 40s-60s

Eddie: Patron at bar, male, 30s-50s

Diane: Visitor to bar, female, 30s-50s

Tim: Eddie’s co-worker and friend, 30s-50s

Spite Campaign by Tara Makar

Synopsis: City council rivals let a bitter feud spill into their children’s middle school student body election, using less than ethical campaign tactics to best each other. It’s the over-achiever versus the popular athlete, as the kids get pulled into their parents’ grudge match, until we see who’s really pulling the strings in this heartfelt comedy.


Ms. (Mr.) Nelson: 20+, any gender, Middle School Principal, at their wits end

Commissioner Banks: 30+, male presenting, caring father, competitive politician

Commissioner Camp: 30+, female presenting, caring mother, competitive politician

Erica Banks: 11-14 years old, female presenting, type A middle school student

Braden Camp: 11-14 years old, male presenting, type B middle school student

Almost Midnight by Jeff Shuster

Synopsis: After a rocky start, MIDNIGHT, a nearly seventeen-year-old self-professed Goth, and FLORENCE, an elderly shut-in, develop a tenuous bond that leads to an unlikely friendship in this dramedy.


Midnight: Not quite seventeen, dressed in typical Goth fashion

Florence: Mid-sixties, dressed in an old housecoat and slippers

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