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Auditions for
 "The Art of Murder"
A fundraiser special at Halloween
 
written by Joe DiPietro

Auditions!!
  August 29 & 30 @ 7pm
(registration 7-8pm)
 


 Synopsis:
In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer. But the visit is not a standard one, for Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man. As Jack lays out his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints. She is reluctant to go along with the plan, until Jack's threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jack's flamboyant art dealer, arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on?
2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play. "A scintillating hit with thrills and chills and some wonderful humor…It will have you laughing and guessing who is to be murdered and who is the murderer." —Suburban News. "With his usual flair for the outrageous, a sure knowledge of artistic egos and an understanding of the mystery genre as certain as his skill at comedy, Mr. DiPietro has created an insular world in which greed and vengeance and personal recognition are free to play with the sanity and the lives of everyone involved. ART OF MURDER takes the audience on a funhouse roller-coaster ride." —Press-Journal. "It is hilarious, suspenseful, surprising and dazzling in every way." —Equinox News.
 
Character description:

Auditions will consist of Cold Readings from the Script


Cast: 2 men aged 30s-60s; 2 women aged 20s-40s.

Jack Brooks (30s-50s)
A renowned and eccentric painter. Considers himself handsome.

Annie Brooks (late 20s-early 40s)
Jack’s beautiful wife who is also a painter.

Vincent Cummings (30s-60s)
A high-powered, flamboyant art dealer who has worked with Jack for years.

Kate (20s-early 30s)
The Brook’s maid who is an Irish immigrant. (Irish accent)


Bring list of all conflicts between auditions dates and performance dates

Performances dates:
October 28 & 29 @ 8pm; October 30 @ 2:30pm, 2016





Auditions for
 10 Minute Play Festival
"The Bucket List"



Auditions!
July 24 & 25 @ 7pm

(Registration 7-8pm)

performances Aug 25-28

Antique Roses
by Robert Boucheron
Directed by Brian Rassler
Cast: 1m, 1f
A chance encounter between two strangers by a rose bush leads to a
surprising discovery.
Characters
Dr. Forest J. Blodgett Male, 55, gray hair and beard, slightly overweight,
a professor of botany and fussy bachelor
Ella Eulalia Finch Female, 71, white hair, trim figure, keen eyesight,
hard of hearing, a property owner and spinster




A Mostly Satisfied Life
by Gary Wadley
Directed by Stuart Jonap
Cast: 2m, 2f
Two elderly people visit the beach as the last thing on their “bucket list.”
Characters
GMAMA Older woman
GDADDY Older male
MONICA Young woman
HENRY Young man


Firsts
by Pamela Coffman
Directed by Jonathan Ewart
Cast: 1m, 1f
A couple work on their “together bucket list” as their anniversary draws
near. (second marriage for both)
Characters
BRIDGETTE 30s, female, thoughtful, kind, funny, in love
GREG 30s, male, sarcastic, funny, adventurous, in love



Louie’s List
by Ethan Mullins
Directed by Stuart Jonap Cast: 2m
A father and son work through some issues as Dad packs for Florida.
Characters
DAD Male, in his 50s, father of MARK
MARK Fresh out of college, son of DAD




Number 10
by Andy Rassler
Directed by Andy Rassler Cast: 2f, 2 either
Becky tries desperately to help her best friend Susan marks a very
important item off her bucket list: auditioning for a play.
Characters
JO Stage Manager; either gender, adult
BECKY Probably 35-50; most loyal of best friends
SUSAN Probably 35-50; easily excitable, insecure,
unpredictable
NUMBER 9 Adult; either gender; mostly silent observer
DIRECTOR Adult; either gender; your average director
NUMBER 11 Adult; either gender; next person auditioning



Paper Lanterns
by Stacey Isom Campbell
Directed by Brian Rassler Cast: 1m, 1f
Two children discuss life and their future.
Characters
JULIA Female, 6, played by an actor in her 20s
CODY Male, 8, played by an actor in his 20s