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Auditions

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 held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (off General’s Highway near the Annapolis Mall) unless otherwise noted. All performances are held at 108 East Street, just off State Circle, in historic Annapolis. The 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.

The Colonial Players, Inc. always welcomes new members! The fee for our Adult Annual Membership is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. Youth under 18 also receive a membership at no cost. Click here to sign up for an Adult membership online! 


SEX WITH STRANGERS

Written by Laura Eason
Directed by Dave Carter
Produced by Brian Mellen
Performance Dates: February 23 - March 18, 2018

AUDITIONS

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

CALLBACKS

  • Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

SIGNIFICANT DATES

  • Performances: February 23 - March 18, 2018
    • 8:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    • 2:00 pm on Sundays
  • Rehearsals: Determined based on cast availability
  • Tech Week: Will begin Saturday, February 17, 2018 (if not before)
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, February 25, 2018 following the matinee performance

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which will begin
    promptly at the posted times.
  • 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, if desired, and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a photo, one will be taken at sign-in.
  • Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts from December 10, 2017 through March 18, 2018.

For more information, or for a copy of the script, please email the director Dave Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SHOW SYNOPSIS

How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

CHARACTERS

1F, 1M
All roles open. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.

Olivia, female, late 30’s to early 40’s (plays 39 and 41): Smart, sexy, outwardly strong, but covering some fragility. American, but spent many years living abroad.

Ethan, male, mid 20’s to early 30’s (plays 28 and 30): Very charismatic, sexy, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago, but has little to no specific accent.