Auditions Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Playwright

Christopher Durang

Director

Maryth Gilroy

Producer

Glen Miller

Audition Dates

Auditions:  Sunday, December 8, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Further Auditions and Callbacks:  Sunday, December 15, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Audition Venue

Green Room, Deep Cove Cultural Centre, 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Audition Requirements

To obtain an audition, please submit headshot and résumé to director Maryth Gilroy at thegilroygirl@gmail.com indicating which character you would like to audition for, and you will be contacted with an audition time.

SYNOPSIS

Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.

VANYA – Male, 50s, living in Bucks County with his sister SONIA.  Together they cared for their aged parents until they died.  Dry, sardonic, highly intelligent, plays peacemaker between his two sisters SONIA and MASHA.  He is resigned to this sort of lonely humdrum life, at least compared to SONIA.  Gay, but doesn’t make a thing of it.  Wry, retiring, frustrated, resigned.  Actor must possess strong comedic and language skills and excellent comic timing.

SONIA – Female, 50s, adopted sister of MASHA and VANYA, living with VANYA in Bucks County.  Considered plain, jealous of MASHA.  She is lonely, very emotional, fragile and full of regret, but tentatively ready to discover if there is more to life.  Discontent, upset, melancholic, capricious, definitely regretful, possibly desperate.  Calls for strong comedic timing, and authenticity.

MASHA – Female, 50s, VANYA and SONIA’s sister.  An international film star who is glamorous and successful.  Has little to no responsibilities and seems blissfully unaware of the impact she has on her siblings (or really anyone else) as she is gallivanting around the world.  Flamboyant, a diva, very insecure about aging, softens in the end.  Expansive, glamorous, haughty, frenetic.

SPIKE – Male, under 30.  Masha’s new companion.  An aspiring actor, sexy, self-absorbed.  Very good physical condition.  Chiseled, flippant, devil-may-care boy toy.  Flirtatious with  males and females, fully aware of his strengths, not particularly bright.  Requires excellent comedic timing.  The actor playing Spike must be comfortable appearing in only his underwear.

NINA – Female, 20s.  Lovely, sincere would-be actress, early 20s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door.  Starstruck and energetic.  Earnest, bouncy, a guileless admirer.

CASSANDRA – Female, any age, any ethnicity.  Cleaning lady and soothsayer.  Overly dramatic, sassy, a firm believer in voodoo.  Like her Greek namesake, her prophecies are not believed.  Obtrusive, kooky, dramatic.  Strong physical comedian with excellent timing.

Production Dates

Preview Thursday, March 26 – 08:00 PM
Friday March 27, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Saturday March 28, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Wednesday April 1, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Thursday April 2, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Friday April 3, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Saturday April 4, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Sunday April 5, 2020 – 02:00 PM
Wednesday April 8, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Thursday April 9, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Friday April 10, 2020 – 08:00 PM
Saturday April 11, 2020 – 02:00 PM 

Production Venue

Deep Cove Cultural Centre, 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Notes

Rehearsals will begin January 19, 2020

Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Contact

Maryth Gilroy:  thegilroygirl@gmail.com