MCT will be holding OPEN auditions for 2 Men and 2 Women (no roles are precast) for our last show of the 2022 season:
NOW AND THEN
By Sean Grennan
Nov. 18- Dec. 11th (Fri.-Sat.-Sun.)
All performances will be at the Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Sept. 28-Nov. 17, Mon. to Thurs., 6:30-9:30 PM (location split between Ben Lomond and Santa Cruz)
Directed by Kathie Kratochvil
Production Manager: Susan McKay
Stage Manager: Mollie Whisler
Production Design: Larry Cuprys
Audition Dates: (Choose one of these two dates to attend in-person)
Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 6:30-9:30 PM
St. Andrews Church, Parrish Hall, 101 Riverside Ave., Ben Lomond, CA
Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 6:30-9:30 PM
Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
You may also send a pre-recorded audition video (or link to an audition video) instead of attending an in-person audition to:email@example.com on or before Weds. Sept. 14th if you are unable to attend either of the two audition dates noted above. Audition videos will not be accepted after that date.
For All Auditions:
Please prepare a 1-2 minute, current day, modern monologue. If you are auditioning in person, you may read from the script instead of preparing a monologue. Both male roles call for men who play the piano. Ideally, we would prefer this, but can work around it. If you do play the piano, please let us know and be prepared to play a short piece on the piano (you can bring sheet music) during the audition. If you play piano and are submitting a video audition, please include playing a short piece on the piano as part of your audition tape.
We will contact you after Sept. 15th if we would like you to attend a callback audition.
All roles may be played by any ethnicity/nationality. However, both male roles are the same person at a younger and then older age, and both female roles are the same person at a younger and then older age.
JAMIE (male): Late 20’s to early 40’s. Bartender and aspiring pianist. Attractive in a regular guy way. Fit, sincere, hardworking, very much in love with ABBY. He is the younger version of MAN.
MAN (male): Mid 50’s to mid 70’s. He is the older version of JAMIE. A bit beaten down but good-natured. Easy to talk with, well spoken. Sincere and very intent about his mission. Husband of 35 years to WOMAN. He is desperate. Plays the piano.
ABBY (female): Late 20’s to early 40’s. IHOP waiter and one time English major. Attractive and funny. Very much in love with JAMIE. Younger version of WOMAN.
WOMAN (female): Mid 50’s to mid 70’s. She is the older version of ABBY. Strong, direct, loving, a little coarse. She is MAN’S wife of 35 years. No one knows her like he does and no one knows him like her. She and MAN bicker but there is a bedrock of love there. They would do anything for each other and no one can hurt either of them like the other.
About the Show:
Set in an Irish bar in New York City in 1981, the play explores our notions of love, following your dreams (or not) and the costs of the decisions we make. It is a heart-warming time-travel piece with romance, drama, and comedy rolled into a compelling story about the interplay of the past and present.
Please contact the director, firstname.lastname@example.org to request a perusal script.
COVID-19 Vaccination Notice:
MCT is currently requiring vaccination as a requirement for casting. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination status before casting. Masks may be required at rehearsals. Requirements are subject to change based on County, State and Federal recommendations.