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Auditions for “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” in March

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Auditions will be held at Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy Street, Arlington, MA, on Thursday, March 10 beginning at 7PM and Saturday, March 12 beginning at 1PM.

Please print out a copy of the online Audition Form (at the top of this post), and bring it with you along with your resume and headshot or snapshot.


Arlington Friends of the Drama announces auditions for this hilarious comedy of ill manners. The setting is in the present in a lovely farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Vanya and his sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the house where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her boy toy Spike in tow.

Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, it’s a delightfully off-kilter romp that critics have hailed as a “zany joy”. In 2013 it won the Tony award for “Best Play”.

Actors will be asked to prepare and present a 2-minute comic monologue. Cold readings from the script will also be conducted. It is strongly suggested that you are familiar with the script. There will be a copy available to read at the Reference Desk of the Robbins Library in Arlington Center.

Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Monday and Thursday evenings, starting April 4, 2016.

CAST/ROLES : TWO MEN, FOUR WOMEN

VANYA: A man in his 50’s who is resigned to his life, at least in comparison with his adopted sister, Sonia.

SONIA: A woman in her 50’s living with her brother Vanya, discontent, upset, and regretful.

MASHA: Vanya and Sonia’s sister, in her 50’s, a glamorous and successful actress who gallivants around the world.

SPIKE: An aspiring actor, 20s, who is Masha’s new companion. He is athletic, sexy, self-absorbed, but otherwise outgoing and friendly.

NINA: A lovely and sincere would-be actress in her early 20’s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck, earnest and energetic.

CASSANDRA: Vanya and Sonia’s wacky housekeeper – a soothsayer who often makes ominous predictions. Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race: African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern

AUDITIONS:

Auditions will be held at Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy Street, Arlington, MA, on Thursday, March 10 beginning at 7PM and Saturday, March 12 beginning at 1PM.

Please print out a copy of the online Audition Form (at the top of this post), and bring it with you along with your resume and headshot or snapshot.

To schedule your audition or make further inquiries please contact the Production Manager Evelyn Corsini Alcorn corsinievelyn@gmail.com, (617)484-3308.

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