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Venus in Fur Auditions Announced! The Colonial Players announces auditions for the upcoming production of Venus in Fur. Click here for details!
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The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are generally held our Annex (2132 Renard Court) near the Annapolis Mall, unless otherwise noted. Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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You may opt to attach a photo in the space indicated, or one will be taken at auditions.

Note: It is Colonial Players, Inc. policy that all persons involved with a production are or become members. The fee is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. If cast, your membership status will be reviewed and non-current members will be asked to renew. Your participation in auditions indicates understanding of and agreement with this policy.

The Colonial Players announces auditions for the upcoming production of:


Written by David Ives
Directed by Jim Gallagher
Produced by Jason Vaughan


Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

Sunday, October 18, 2015: sign-in starting at 5:30 p.m., auditions begin at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 19, 2015: sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m., auditions begin at 7 p.m.


Individual actors will be notified following the auditions, if needed.

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday,  October 21, 2015 at 7 p.m.


  • Performances: January 8 - 23, 2015
    • 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    • 2 p.m. on Sundays 
    • 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2015 (Sunday evening performance)
  • First Read Through: TBD based on cast availability
  • Rehearsals: TBD based on cast availability
  • Publicity Photo Shoot: Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Tech-In: Can start December 14, 2015
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, January 10, 2015 following the matinee performance


  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which begin promptly at the start times listed above.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with the director by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available on the Downloads page of our website under Forms and can be downloaded and completed in advance. Please bring the completed form with your resume (or list of experience) and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a recent photo, one will be taken at sign-in.
  • Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts between October 22, 2015 and January 23, 2016; no absences can be permitted during tech week.
  • Auditioners will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be available at sign up.
  • For more information, please contact the director, Jim Gallagher, or the producer, Jason Vaughan, by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Venus in Fur is a funny, mysterious, quasi-erotic drama. Writer/director Thomas Novachek is holding auditions for his new play—an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs. In bursts the brash and seemingly unschooled Vanda Jordan, who convinces the writer/director to let her audition. Much to Thomas’ surprise, Vanda is amazing and shows astonishing insights into the novel and her character. As the two get caught up in the reading, the balance of power between actress and director shifts. In the end, Vanda reveals herself to be much more than meets the eye. Might she actually the goddess Venus come to right centuries-old wrongs endured by woman? Perhaps.


Vanda Jordan: actress, 25 to 40 years old, any ethnicity
This seemingly ditsy actress is fiercely intelligent, charismatic and seductive. During the reading of Thomas’ play, she doubles for the role of Dunayev, a 19th-century Austrian aristocrat. As Vanda transitions from brash and undisciplined to nearly flawless perfection, the actress should have appropriate acting range. Some classical theater training/experience is a plus. Please note: the actress is costumed in BDSM gear for portions of the show. The role requires no nudity.

Thomas Novachek: playwright/director, 25 to 40 years old, any ethnicity
Intellectual and entitled, this writer/adapter is directing for the first time. During the reading of his play, he doubles for the role of Kushemski, a 19th-century Austrian aristocrat.