THE GROUNDLING - North Shore Village Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 7, 2019
Audition Location: Glenwoood Landing, NY

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Be a part of history! 

North Shore Village Theatre is holding auditions 

for the Long Island Premiere of 

The Groundling by Marc Palmieri



After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage, with a cast of colorful locals. The Groundling is a comedy exploring the meaning of the final moments of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and how the power of theatre can affect the most unsuspecting, and perhaps most deserving, of us all.


The Groundling takes place on Long Island — the playwright is from Long Island (currently living in Bayside) and this production will be its Long Island premiere. Mr. Palmieri will be involved in the production and we anticipate it getting a lot of attention. We are looking for a dedicated and hardworking cast to bring this wonderful story to life. 


Auditons: September 16, 2019


Glenwood Life Center

71 Grove St. 

Glenwood Landing, NY 11547


Cast Breakdown:


Bob Malone 40's: Middle Class Long Islander. Owns a landscaping business.  In a volatile marriage with Karen. Wrote a play about their relationship.


Karen Malone late 30's: Bob's long suffering wife. 


Frank, 70’s: Karen’s dad who has been recruited to play her father in the play. Hard of hearing. 


Dodd, 30’s-50’s: New York Shakespeare theatre director hired by Bob to direct his play. Dodd is a driving force with the most stage time. He will need to be played by a confident actor with a strong presence. 


Victoria, around 30: New York actress who feels she will never get her big break. Hired by Dodd to play Karen in the play. 


Pete, mid 20’s: Naive townie playing Bob as a young man. 


Ally, around 20: No nonsense townie, Pete’s sister. Also an actress in the play.


Please prepare a 2min (or less) comedic monologue. There will also be reading from the play.  Experience with Shakespeare is not required. Bring a Headshot and Resume if available. 


Rehearsals will begin September 30, 2019 

Rehearsal Schedule (please note actors will only be called when needed) 


Mondays 6p-9p

Tuesdays 6p-9p

Thursdays 6p-9p

Saturdays 2p-5p


Performance Dates/Times


November 8th & 9th

November 14th, 15th, & 16th


All Rehearsals and Performances will take place at: 


Glenwood Life Center

71 Grove St. 

Glenwood Landing, NY 11547

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