Bridge Street Theatre Announces Auditions for “Better”

Bridge Street Theatre is seeking AEA and non-union talent for:


World Premiere Production of a play by Michelle Carter

Theatre: Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge Street, Catskill, NY 12414 (

Director: Sara Lampert Hoover

Artistic Director and Production Designer: John Sowle

First rehearsal: August 27. Rehearsals Tuesdays through Sundays.

Opening/Closing: September 12-22, Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays at

An open call will be held at the theater in Catskill on Monday evening
June 17 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please bring a headshot and resume to the
audition with you. A copy of the entire script and sides can be found at

Character Breakdown for Available Roles:

EMILY: (This role has been cast) 20-year-old college student. Brilliant
science major.

BEN: Emily’s father. 40s. A stay-at-home dad. Former scientist now an
inventor. Bit of a dreamer with a dark past.

MICHAEL: (This role has been cast) Emily’s friend and lab partner. A
science nerd. Socially naive.

LUISA: 35-45. Chicana. Hard-working manager of The Melting Pot, a fondue
restaurant. A single mom who is ambivalent about motherhood. Emily’s boss.
A seeker but down to earth. Good sense of humor and irony.

MEDIUM MOLLY: 40-60. A spiritualist with an endearing sense of humor.
Practical, direct, and honest. Not a quack. A true professional offering
access to the beyond in the way a psychotherapist does.

Bridge Street Theatre is located about one hour south of Albany. All
rehearsals and performances will take place in Catskill. Union actors will
appear under a Special Appearance contract at $254 per week. Non-union
performers will receive a stipend of $200 per week. No work weeks will
accrue for either EMC points or health insurance. Housing and one-time
round-trip transportation are available to actors living outside a 50-mile
radius of Catskill.

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