Greater Boston Stage Company
$546 weekly minimum
Producing Artistic Director: Weylin Symes
Associate Artistic Director: Ilyse Robbins
See breakdown for production-specific personnel.
See production dates in breakdown.
GBSC encourages participation by performers of all races and ethnicities.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for roles in 2021-22 season (see breakdown).
All auditioners are asked to state their name and what they will perform and if they are interested in a particular show or role at start of video.
Non-musical auditioners: actors may choose to perform one or more monologues of their choice, read one or more scenes from the season’s plays, or a combination of scene(s) and monologues(s) within the confines of the time allotted (5 minute maximum).
Actors auditioning for ALL IS CALM: Please audition with a cappella song (preferably classic Christmas Carol). In addition, actors may choose to perform one or more monologues of their choice, read one or more scenes from the season’s plays, or a combination of song(s), scene(s) and monologues(s) within the confines of the time allotted (5 minute maximum).
THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
Director: Ilyse Robbins
1st rehearsal: August 31, 2021
Runs September 24 – October 10, 2021
RICHARD HANNAY, (Male, 29-42) Dashing Canadian leading man entangled in the adventure of a lifetime, as he becomes a fugitive on the run to save his own life and foil the spy ring that is trying to silence him. British dialect required.
ANNABELLA SCHMIDT/MARGARET/PAMELA, (Female, 22-35) Versatile actress to play three roles; Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is young, shy, sheltered, very pretty British wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our spunky, independent, young British heroine.
CLOWN 1 & CLOWN 2, (Male, 20-50) Two actors share in playing some 150 roles. Must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful actors with excellent verbal and physical comic timing and a great sense of the genre of the film. Must be adept with multiple European dialects.
ALL IS CALM: The Christmas Truce of 1914
by Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach
1st rehearsal: November 2, 2021
Runs November 26 - December 23, 2021
10 actor/singers, all male identifying, of various ages, races, and vocal ranges will play a multitude of roles. Please audition with acapella song (preferably classic Christmas Carol)
INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
by Katie Forgette
1st Rehearsal February 15, 2022
Runs March 3-20, 2022
LINDA O’SHEA, (19-years old) Highly intelligent, caring, and curious. Responsible and rarely impetuous.
JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ O’SHEA (late 40s, early 50s) A great mom who defines multi-tasking. A little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual because she's pregnant.
THERESA ‘TERRI’ CARMICHAEL (late 50s) Terri is going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic. Think Thelma Ritter or Eve Arden, with a touch of Dorothy Parker. Fast talker.
BECKY O’SHEA (13-years old) Becky is an unusual child. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the movies she loves, like "His Girl Friday."
TRIPLE ROLE: Mike O’Shea (50s)/ Father Lovett (50s)/ Betty Heckenbach (50s)
-Mike is loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: Breadwinner and disciplinarian. Lousy listener.
-Father Lovett is an old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and pampered.
-There is a Betty Heckenbach in everyone's life. A homely, judgmental, middle-aged woman sticking her big puss into other people's business.
MISS HOLMES RETURNS
by Christopher Walsh
Director: Weylin Symes
1st rehearsal: April 5, 2022
Runs April 21 – May 8, 2022
Some roles will double. Total cast is 9. (Please note: as this show was originally part of our 2019-2020 season, all roles are currently cast.)
SHERLOCK HOLMES, (30s, Female) Private Detective with a strong and quirky personality that bucks the social norms of 1880s London.
DOROTHY WATSON, (30s, Female) A female Doctor in a man’s world (and a novelst) who becomes Sherlock’s partner. A bit more socially aware than Sherlock but equally strong in her own way.
MRS. HUDSON, Sherlock’s housekeeper. She doesn’t quite understand Sherlock and Watson and their chosen lifestyles. She’s definitely more conventional than they are.
MYCROFT HOLMES, (30s-40s, Male) Brother of Sherlock. He both supports his sister and thwarts her. His personality is as quirky as hers. He works for the government and has powerful connections.
GREGORY LESTRADE, Upstanding and skilled Scotland Yard Inspector who wants to discover the truth and is willing to buck social norms to do so – within limits.
PRIYA SINGH, (30s, Female) English woman born to Indian servants. She is suspected of murder and doesn’t know where to turn for help.
ADAM WORTHINGTON, quirky teacher of literature at a prep school who shares much in common with Sherlock, but he has a very dark secret.
OLIVE MCGANN, (female) works for the Ladies’ National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts
JOSEPHINE BUTLER, (female) works for the Ladies’ National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts
MRS WIGGINS, (same actor plays Josephine Butler and Roberta) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
ROBERTA, (same actor plays Josephine Butler and Mrs Wiggins) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
AGNES, (same actor plays Olive McGann) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
Rehearsals start May 31, 2022.
Runs June 9-26, 2022.
Please note: while we can’t announce this title yet, all roles are cast.
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Please attach a digital headshot and resume to emailed video submission and send to email@example.com.
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