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Auditions Announced for PLAY ON! at The Drama Workshop (Completed)

The Drama Workshop and director Victoria Covarrubias are pleased to announce auditions for PLAY ON! by Rick Abbot on Monday Feb 19th and Thursday Feb 22nd, 2024 beginning each evening at 6PM. Auditions will be held at The Drama Workshop located at 3716 Glenmore Ave.

Synopsis: This is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

Please sign up for a time slot here:

Audition Requirements: Please bring a headshot and resume, and your conflicts from June through August. An audition form will be emailed to those who sign up. Please email the director at with which character(s) you are interested in before auditions. You will be emailed the sides ahead of time so you can be prepared. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. You may be requested to stay past your audition time to read with other actors. All cast members are required to be up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccinations before rehearsals start.

Character Breakdown: listed ages are approximate stage ages – The characters of Aggie, Gerry and Louise can be played by male identifying persons.

Aggie Manville (20’s-40’s): The capable but pessimistic stage manager.
Gerry Dunbar (30’s-50’s): The often exasperated director.
Henry Benish (50’s-60’s): A character actor, plays “Lord Dudley”.
Polly Benish (50’s-60’s): Married to Henry, plays “Lady Margaret” – a “diva” somewhat concerned and teased about her weight. There is dialogue in the script about this character’s body shape.
Marla “Smitty” Smith (late teens-early 20’s): Inexperienced high school actress, plays “Doris the Maid”.
Saul Watson (30’s-40’s): Actor who can’t resist a wisecrack, plays “Dr. Rex Forbes” – the villain. Note: This character has an onstage kiss. An intimacy director will be engaged.
Billy Carewe (mid-late 20’s): Spirited young, leading man type actor, plays “Stephen Sellers”. Note: This character has an onstage kiss. An intimacy director will be engaged.
Violet Imbry (20’s): The not-too-bright ingenue, plays “Diana Lassiter”. Note: This character has an onstage kiss. An intimacy director will be engaged.
Louise Peary (20’s-40’s): The overworked, sad-faced sound, lighting and scenic technician.
Phyllis Montague (40’s-60’s): The novice, inept, eccentric author of Murder Most Foul.

Production Dates: Performances run 3 weekends from August 2nd through Aug 18, 2024.. There are a total of 10 performances. Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm each weekend, with a Thursday 730pm performance the final weekend.

Rehearsal Plan: Pending confirmation of actors’ availability, the draft rehearsal schedule is as follows. Read thru June 3. Table work June 4 and 6. Break for the week of ACT. Then resume June 17. Rehearsals will probably be Monday , Tuesday and Thursday.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Covarrubias at

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