Auditions for Almost, Maine
by John Cariani are announced for Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 pm at Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael.
Callbacks only are on Monday, December 9 at 6:00 pm at Chautauqua Playhouse.
Directed by Bill Zarriello
Almost, Maine is a play in two acts, and refers to an imagined town in Northern Maine, named Almost, that the playwright, John Cariani, writes, “doesn’t quite exist”. It is an ensemble play about 9 different couples in various stages of falling in or out of love.
I plan to cast 3 male and 3 female actors, and that each actor will play multiple roles, with different partners. Actors will also be incorporated into scene changes. Some roles do require kissing.
Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday evenings, (January 6 – January 30, 6:00 – 9:30-ish) with tech weekend, January 24 (night), 25 and 26 (afternoon and night).
Performances: Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees - January 31, 2020 – March 1, 2020 (Friday/Saturday evenings @ 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm)
Be prepared to list any conflicts you may have with that schedule at the audition.
Age Range: All characters should look a believable mid-20’s – late 30’s.
These characters are honest, ordinary, truthful, and speak from the heart…I am looking for real people, who exude realness and honesty in their voice and actions. The audience should relate to and/or recognize themselves in these characters.
Auditions will consist of readings from the sides provided below. Please look over and be familiar with all the sides thoroughly, as you may be reading more than one scene. It is not necessary, nor recommended, to be memorized.
<Insert Almost_Maine_Sides file here> (Please note: sides are only for perusal and audition purposes)
For additional information, contact:
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The actor groupings, character names/descriptions, and scene breakdowns in Almost, Maine are provided in the table below as well.