THE MTM PLAYERS | AUDITIONS

Auditions for our May production of PRESENT LAUGHTER will be Monday, March 21, 2022 and Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 7-10pm at Kelsey Theatre with callbacks — if needed — on Thursday, March 24, 2022. You can sign-up for your audition slot here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094DAAA829A4FB6-themtm

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AUDITION INFORMATION

Noel Coward’s totally-irresistible and semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Freely indulging his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping late, the theatre’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists. 


PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, May 27 & June 3, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, May 28 & June 4 at 8pm
Sunday, May 29 & June 5 at 2pm


AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

  • Monday,  March 21, 2022 (7pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022  (7pm-10pm)
  • Callbacks by invitation only, Thursday, March 24, 2022 (7pm-10pm)

NO PREPARED MONOLOGUES NEEDED. AUDITION SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED.

Download the AUDITION PACKET at: http://www.mtmplayers.org/plauditionpacket.pdf 

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus – CM BUILDING. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

Special Information About Auditioning:

  • Everyone 12 and older entering the Kelsey Theatre and CM classrooms (Employees, Ushers, Actors, Patrons etc) must show Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination OR Negative Covid Test for more information visit their website http://kelseytheatre.org, however all Cast/Crew are required to be fully vaccinated to participate.  Please be prepared to present your Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Card upon arrival for your audition.
  • Fill in Symptom Tracker Form 3-10 hours prior to visiting campus 
    • LINK: https://tinyurl.com/MCCCSymptomTracker
    • AUDITIONERS when filling in the form use “Kelsey Theatre Cast” as your Campus Role
    • Then — choose “MTM” as the Production Company from the drop down box
  • Masks must be worn inside the Kelsey Theatre and CM Classrooms

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550


Roles are open to performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (over 18) and abilities. Seeking 6 women and 5 men. See Character breakdown for age information.

All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid

Character Breakdown (All characters use British accents except MISS ERIKSON):

  • DAPHNE STILLINGTON (F, mid 20s, star-crossed ingénue)
  • MISS ERIKSON (F, adult age non-specific, housekeeper, Swedish accent)
  • FRED (M, adult age non-specific, Garry’s valet)
  • MONICA REED (F, early 40s, austere, Garry’s longtime secretary)
  • GARRY ESSENDINE (M, mid 50s, aging theatre idol, self-absorbed, over-actor, leading role)
  • LIZ ESSENDINE (F, late 40s-mid 50s, Garry’s estranged wife, independent)
  • ROLAND MAULE (M, mid 20s, insecure, comedic nervousness, a wannabe playwright)
  • MORRIS DIXON (M, mid 30s-mid 40s, worrisome, Garry’s long-time director)
  • HUGO LYPPIATT (M, 40s, dapper, pompous, Garry’s long-time producer, Joanna’s husband)
  • JOANNA LYPPIATT (F, early 30s, assured, charming, Hugo’s wife and newcomer to clique)
  • LADY SALTBURN (F, mature, distinguished, Daphne’s aunt)

REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH WITH OUR READ-THROUGH AND MEET-N-GREET AT 6PM.  PLAN ON THREE REHEARSALS PER WEEK – TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 7:00PM AND SUNDAYS AT 6PM (EXCLUDING SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022 FOR EASTER).  WE MAY ADD SATURDAY MORNING REHEARSALS, IF NEEDED. NOT ALL ACTORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVERY REHEARSAL WHICH WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON THE BLOCKING SCHEDULE FOR YOUR CHARACTER. ALL AUDITIONERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR EVERY TECH WEEK REHEARSAL MAY 22, 2022 – MAY 26, 2022.