Actresses for "The Women" Play
Location: New Britain, CT
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "The Women" by Clare Booth Luce.
This brilliant play, written by Clare Booth Luce, has assumed the status of a modern classic. Aside from the novelty of its involving a large cast of women (no male characters at all) it is an immensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint.
The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figures. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.
Run Dates: 3/10/17-3/19/17.
Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Be prepared to cold read from the script based on the character or characters you are auditioning for. Please bring your resume and headshot if you have one. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition.
Mary (Mrs. Stephen Haines): Female, 30-39; kind and optimistic; she doesn't buy into the cattiness of her friends; husband is having an affair; she has a 12 year-old daughter.
Peggy (Mrs. John Day): Female, 20-29; pretty, sweet; having big-time marital problems.
Nancy: Female, 40-45; a writer, sharp, but not acid; sleek, but not smart; single and a virgin; great lines.
Sylvia (Mrs. Howard Fowler): Female, 30-39; a feline; catty as all get out; a gossip queen; chic and elegant.
Edith: Female, 30-39; always pregnant; sloppy, but dressed well.
Miriam: Female, 36-45; an actress; flashy; another gossiper.
Lucy: Female, 40-59; runs a hotel in Reno catering to women awaiting divorce.
Mrs. Morehead: Female, 55-60; Mary's mother; cheerful, practical; a good person; experienced.
Olga/Fitter/Miss Trimmerback/First Society Woman: Female, 18+; four supporting roles to be played by one actress.
Jane: Female, 20-29; the maid; sweet thing; innocent; loves a great story.
Maggie: Female, 55-65; the cook; a buxom woman; salty, experienced.
Countess deLage: Female, 55-60; a tangle of tulle and jewels.
Miss Fordyce/Head Saleslady/Nurse/Sadie: Female, 18+; four supporting roles to be played by one actress.
Crystal Allen: Female, 30-39; the shop girl who becomes the "other woman" to Stephen Haines; sexy, a climber, driven, ambitions.
Exercise Instructress/Girl in Distress: Female, 18-25; two supporting roles to be played by one actress.
Miss Watts/First Girl in Powder Room: Female, 18-31; two supporting roles to be played by one actress.
Various Models and Sales Girls and Supporting Roles: Female, 18+; supporting/ensemble roles.