Exit 7 will be holding auditions for its February play, NOISES OFF on Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5 from 7-10pm. Those auditioning must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.
Performances will be February 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm and February 16, 23 at 2pm
Directed by: Bruce Torrey
Produced by: Chris Climo and Jami Wilson
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and — of course — flying sardines!
Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clacket (Supporting): Female, 45-65
Dotty (offstage) is a veteran American actress who has put up her life savings to mount “Nothing On,” forgetful, dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy; Mrs. Clackett (onstage) is a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England, hospitable though slow. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Brooke Ashton/Vicki (Supporting): Female, 20-29
Brooke (offstage) is young inexperienced American actress, attractive with an excellent figure, will spend much time in only bra and panties, is always losing her contact lenses, one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle; Vicki (onstage) is an English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent (Supporting): Female, 30-45
Belinda (offstage) is cheerful and sensible, a reliable American actress, may have feelings for Freddy; Flavia Brent (onstage) is Phillip Brent’s English wife, dependable though not one for household duties. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Poppy Norton-Taylor (Supporting): Female, 25-35
American assistant stage manager, emotional and over-sensitive, envious of Brooke whom she understudies, carrying Lloyd’s child (not physically evident), one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Lloyd Dallas (Supporting): Male, 45-65
British, director of the play “Nothing On,” a lady’s man, temperamental, one third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain (Supporting): Male, 30-49
Garry (offstage) is an American actor who never finishes a sentence, dating Dotty, easily fired up, unjustifiably jealous of Frederick believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy, speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage; Roger (onstage) is an English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, but uses it for his own personal benefit. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Frederick Fellows/Phillip Brent /Sheikh (Supporting): Male, 40-49
Freddy (offstage) is an American actor with a serious fear of violence and blood, prone to nose bleeds, often questions the meaning of his lines and moves, must be able to jump up a flight of stairs with his pants around his ankles; Phillip Brent (onstage) is an Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes, enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue he will lose most of the year’s income; Sheikh (onstage) is Middle-Eastern, interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, he is the spitting image of Phillip. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar (Supporting): Male, 65+
Selsdon Mowbray (offstage) is an elderly, alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles all over the theater, if he is not in sight while rehearsing the stage crew must find him before he passes out, is hard of hearing when he wants to be; Burglar (onstage) is an old Cockney man in his seventies breaking into the Brent’s home. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Timothy Allgood (Supporting): Male, 18+
Timothy Allgood is an over-worked American stage manager, carpenter, company manager, understudy, gofer; understudies Selsdon and Freddy.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Those auditioning are asked to:
- bring a current theatrical resume and a headshot if you have one and a copy of the audition form (provided below). Forms will be available on the day of auditions as well
- asked to wear comfortable clothing
- prepare a short comedic monologue of no more than 2 minutes, the director will be looking for active engagement in your performance, in other words please do not just recite your monologue. It is NOT a requirement to have the monologue memorized, you may bring a hard copy with you.
- ask to perform cold readings from the script.
Callbacks, if needed will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 7-10pm.
Any questions can be directed to Chris Climo (Producer) at firstname.lastname@example.org