Confetti Stage Auditions for 13th Annual Short Play Festival

Confetti Stage seeks actors and crew for our 13th annual short play
festival!  This year we have selected 5 original works by local playwrights
to showcase in our 13th season’s opening show.  For years, Confetti Stage
has been devoted to developing new works and local talent, and Confetti
Fest 13 is the hallmark of our collaborative and creative process.


Monday, August 7th & Tuesday, August 8th
6:30pm sign-in; 7:00pm audition start
Albany Masonic Hall, 67 Corning Place, downtown Albany

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. It does not have to be
memorized.  Monologues will be available at the auditions for cold
readings.   Actors may also be asked to read selected sides from the
plays.  Actors of all ethnicities, ages, and genders are encouraged to
audition for the nearly 20 roles. Character descriptions below are

No-Kill Shelter by Brenda Kilianski

Synopsis: Sarah is on the hunt for a mate, so naturally she uses a cat to
catch her prey. But what happens when the hunter doesn’t know she herself
is being stalked? No cats were harmed in the making of this play…not so
sure about the humans.


SARAH- Thirty-something. Web designer. Frequent user of the Chicago
Reader’s Matches
section (or Craigslist-Albany Personals section).
DANNY- Thirty-something. Hipster. Lady Killer.
KATIE- Twenty-something. Professional volunteer. Cat lover. Clothes covered
in fur.

Estimated Running Time: 10 minutes

Lust In The Time of ISIS by Richard Landers

Synopsis: APRIL, a college student, brings a friend home for the weekend
home with a plan to inform her parents of a decision she has made that they
will find very upsetting.


BILL – male, father, 50s
VICTORIA – female, mother, 50s.
APRIL – female, college-age, daughter of BILL and VICTORIA
JOSH – male, college-age, friend of APRIL

Running Time: 18 minutes

Welcome to Sammy’s by Steven Maggio

Synopsis: Sammy is working his first job! At the fast-food restaurant
Sammy’s. Be it destiny or just an unfortunate coincidence that his parents
met at a Sammy’s, our Sammy must face the responsibilities from working
behind the counter. His training may have prepared him for that but there?s
only so much that you can learn from a book.


SAMMY – Naive worker who is new to Sammy’s. Excitable but also worrisome,
he tries to fit in in his new environment. Actor must be able to play 15-17.
DECKER – Sammy’s best friend and an experienced grill worker at Sammy’s. He
is friendly, relaxed and is respected on both sides including managerial.
Actor must be able to play 15-17.
COREY – Brand new worker who has not even started training yet. A woman of
few words that seems cold at first, but eventually warms up with her dry
humor. Actress must be able to play 15-17.
TURTLE – A crew trainer who has spent many years at Sammy’s. He may not be
the best or brightest, but he is seen as a leader among the crew. Actor can
be played from 20 – 35.
ALEX – The manager at Sammy’s. Mean and pregnant, the crew does not wish to
upset her or joke with her. Actress can be played from 18 ? 25.

Running Time: 15-20 minutes

The Absolute Coherent Justifications of a Rationale Human Being’s
Behavior -or- The Apology (working title) by Julie Demers

Synopsis: Allison P. Cunningham knows that no act is too outlandish to show
her true love, Pete Morgan, that she wants to be with him. At least they
can agree on one thing: they both want the other to be committed.


ALLISON P. Cunningham- an eager woman with a big heart who will go to any
lengths to win back her love. 20s-40s.
ALLISON’S MOM- a kind-hearted but now worried mother. 40s-60s.
SECRETARY, a bored but efficient woman, any age
MAN (SSA agent), a stern man, any age

Running Time: Approximately 10 minutes

Bleached Blind by Sunny da Silva

Synopsis – Annette cannot see and cannot close her eyes. But sometimes
seeing the truth is overrated.


ANNETTE – a frail, plain woman in masculine dress with eyes that seem too
big for her head, and that never close. Never.
Two MEN – Play various roles, one of which should be physically attractive
in both face and body.

Running Time – Approx. 15 minutes

Please be prepared to stay for the duration of the audition, and please
dress comfortably for possible movement exercises.

Performance dates:

Performances for Confetti Fest 13 will be held October 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th,
13th, 14th, and 15th (7:30pm for Thurs-Sat performances; 2:00pm for Sundays)
The tech week schedule is to be determined during rehearsals, but actors
are expected to clear their schedules the weekend before opening night and
prepare themselves for show conditions during the dress rehearsals

Please come to auditions prepared with your scheduling conflicts.

All those interested in Sound, Lighting, or other production roles are also
encouraged to attend!

Please contact Stephen Henel at with any questions.

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