Auditions

Black Comedy


Monday February 28th, 2022
at 3:00 in the Black Box (07-003)
Callbacks:
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
at 3:00 in the Black Box (07-003)

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 22-23, 2022 at 6pm

Black Comedy Audition Form DOWNLOAD

CREW: 

  • We are also looking for people to work behind the scenes to assist with sound, lights, props, set construction, box office, ushering & costumes. If you are interested in the production side of the show, please see Mrs. LeBeau.
  • No experience necessary.

ACTORS: 

  • The audition form has the rehearsal schedule, so you can write down any conflicts. Auditions will consist of improv games and cold readings from the script.
  • Looking for strong, passionate actors, all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please do not type yourself out.

Characters:

Brindsley Miller A young sculptor (mid-twenties), intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself.

Carol Melkett: His fiancee. A young debutante; very pretty, very spoiled, very silly. Her sound is that unmistakable, terrifying deb quack.

Miss Furnival: A middle-aged lady. Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of the middle-class spinster- until alcohol undoes her.

Colonel Melkett: Carol’s commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms which suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness which gives him his look of wide-eyed suspicion..

Harold Gorringe: The bachelor owner of an antique-china shop, and Brindley’s neighbor. Harold comes from the North of England. His friendship is highly conditional and possessive: sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted, or (as inevitable happens) rejected. He is older than Brindsley by several years..

Schuppanzigh: A German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is an entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if this means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board. Must have German accent.

Clea: Brindsley’s ex-mistress.  Mid-twenties; dazzling, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible.

Georg Bamberger: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as suck. Like the electrician, he is German. Must have German accent.