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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.

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.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Craig Mummey

AUDITIONS

  • Sunday, August 7, 2016: sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m., auditions begin at 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8, 2016: sign-in starting at 7:00 p.m., auditions begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

CALLBACKS (if needed)

  • Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

SIGNIFICANT DATES

  • Performances: October 21 – November 12, 2016
    • 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    • 2:00 p.m. on Sundays
    • 7:30 performance on Sunday, October 30
  • First Read Through: TBD
  • Rehearsals: based on cast availability
  • Publicity Photo Shoot: Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, September 11, 2016 following the matinee performance

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Irish accents are encouraged but not required.
  • 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 director Dave Carter 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 our Downloads page under Forms and can be downloaded and filled out 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 August 8 and November 12, 2016.

For more information, please email director Craig Mummey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SHOW SYNOPSIS

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife Martha have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces with liberal profanity that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his stunningly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When the couple arrives the charade begins. The drinks flow and inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair provoked by a secret that has seemingly been the foundation of George and Martha’s relationship. In the end the secret is exposed, revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

CHARACTERS

  • Martha, 52 -- Looking somewhat younger. "She's discontent."
  • George, 46 -- Martha's husband, but appears older. His intellect is both weapon and armor.
  • Honey, 26 -- Only beginning to become acquainted with the cruelties of the world.
  • Nick, 28 -- Honey's husband. Athletic, good-looking. Ambitious, with all the entitlement and confidence of youth. Cynicism not yet fully developed.

Director’s Note: As far as physical requirements go, the only things actors should consider written in stone are that there is a near-generational difference between the two couples, that George needs to appear older than Martha, and that Nick needs to be the physical specimen that George is not and probably never was.