COMBINED AUDITIONS FOR BACKSTAGE and BOOK CLUB PLAY
December 1st and 2nd from 6-9
At the Gilbert Theater
Sides will be provided.
From playwright Stephen Miles, “Backstage” follows the pitfalls and pratfalls that
besiege a theatrical production in modern times. From the actors to the prop master to
the costumer, director, lighting, and special effects, it’s a set-up for disaster and you can
see how it all happens with a private, behind-the-scenes view from the ‘green room.’ A
hilarious look at what makes the “play the thing.”
Ruby, 44, Costumer
Wayne, 55, Lighting
Derek, 62, Director
Blythe, 38, Stage Director
Mamee, 56, Actress
Marcel, 59, Actor
Troy, 30, Actor
THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
ANA: Late thirties./ Early forties. Smart. Accomplished. Organized. A columnist for a
Daily paper. The Mother Bee. Also plays PROF IRVINA JARVIS
ROB: Her Husband. Met in College. Former football player. Charismatic Underachiever.
Also plays SHARK BITE SURVIVOR
WILL: ROB’s bookish college roommate. Ana’s former boyfriend. History buff.
Unmarried. Also plays FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT FOR JIMMY CARTER
JEN: Ana’s friend. Shy. Smart. An obituary writer for a weekly gazette papers.
Unmarried. Also plays DR. CAROL HASTING SMITH
LILLY: Mid/ Late twenties. African American. A great lover of books. Ana’s friend.
Also plays STUDENT JANELLE HILL
ALEX: The New Guy. Annoying and Endearing. Instrument of provocative debate or
irritating son -of -Satan. Take your pick. Also plays THE WAL-MART GUY
2015-2017 GILBERT REPERTORY COMPANY AUDITIONS
January 2015 TBD
AUDITIONS FOR GLEE 2014-2015
August 25th 6-9pm
116 Green street
Kids 6-17 should prepare a short song of their choice. No sheet music needed. There will be a short interview. You must make an audition appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910 678 7186.
If you would like to receive audition notices via email please join our audition mailing list.
Regarding Working at the Gilbert
The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community minded which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities.
The theater is unable to compensate actors at a level which recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company might. Compensation ranges from a basic Equity contract to Guest Artist to a simple gas stipend. Housing for out of town guests is available. Equity actors are often brought in one to two weeks before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually.
Anyone interested in working backstage or on the crew should inquire on the volunteer page.
***The Gilbert Theater has a noted history of cross-gender and non-traditional casting practices. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Gilbert Theater hires Equity members on a show by show basis. If you are Equity and wish to audition please call in advance to inquire at (910) 678-7186.
If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact us, or send us your resume and headshot to email@example.com or via snail mail.