CSP is a volunteer-based community theatre that is open to non-traditional casting which is color conscious, disability-inclusive, and accepts actors identifying as any gender.

Audition :: One Acts

Date: May 22 and 23 at 7 pm

Location: Chapel Street Theater
ShowDate: Sep 29, 30, Oct 5, 6, 7 @8pm / Oct 1 @2pm

Grave Wars
Written by Bret Ioli, Directed by Brian Touchette
While tending to adjacent headstones in a cemetery, two women discuss family dynamics (their children were married), an upcoming grandchild’s birthday party as well as topics that are uncomfortable for both of them.

Characters –
(considering men for the role as well)
M ARIA NOVAK, female, 50+
NANCY CARROLL, female, 50+
JOLINE NOVAK, female, Maria’s daughter, 30’s (age range flexible

Written by Bill Potter, Directed by Nicole Pierce
Beth contemplating suicide on a bridge because of her annoying husband. Beverly lives/ hangout at bridge talking her out of suicide because she doesn’t want the trouble. Officer Stewart light hearted sympathetic cop at very end.

Characters –
Beth -female 30-50’s been over planning a perfect suicide of bride because husband’s annoying mannerisms it’s driving her crazy and she won’t get a divorce
Beverly -female 40’s-60’s lives or hangs out at bridge. She tries to talk Beth out of killing herself
Officer Stewart -male or female 25-50’s sympathetic light hearted comedic just a few lines at end of piece

Happy Days
written by Thomas Ott , Directed by Christine Seisler
When 2 men meet in a park, the possibility of a new friendship is upon them. There is one thing that can stop this before it even starts.

Characters –
Man 1 – A playwright. Middle-Aged
Man 2 – Works in Corporate. Middle-Aged

The Stronger
Directed by Bill Fellner
MME.X runs into her husband’s former mistress, MLLE.Y, on Christmas Eve in a cafe. MME.X comes to realize the extent to which the affair has affected her married life. We are invited to contemplate which of the two women is “the stronger”.

MME.X – an actress, married;
MLLE.Y – an actress, single (a non-speaking role). Ages 30s to 40s.
(There is also a walk-on role: a waiter places a cup of hot chocolate in front of MME:X and goes out.)

Love Beyond the Stars 
Written and Directed by Brian Smith
The story is about a time traveler from a different world falls in love with the man who discovered her planet.

Chad– 20-30’s  nerdy man with a sensitive side who’s obviously to his future. Lawyer type. 
Astria– 20-30’s time traveler female with a heart of gold and love in her heart.
Steve– 30-40’s lawyer and business partner of Chad. Has had a few too many drinks. 
Jenny– 30-40’s loving wife of Steve that supports her husband. Also had a bit much to drink. 

Directed by Michelle Cullen
Mrs. Pringle is preparing to host a dinner party to introduce her daughter, Elaine, to the city’s most eligible bachelor, Oliver Farnsworth. Illness and a blizzard force some guests to cancel and the three characters are compelled to try to salvage the evening.

Mrs Pringle – mid 40’s – 60’s. A wealthy, societal woman
Elaine – late teens’s-30’s. her debutante daughter
Dunham – any age. The butler or maid

Morning on Mimosa Lane 
Written by Gwen Armstrong Barker, Directed by Susan Moak
The play is an example of friendship between 2 women and the relationships they have with the men in their lives and each other.

Characters – ages 25 to 60’s
Pauline – longest continuous resident of Mimosa Lane 
Chrissie -Pauline’s sister-in-law 

There shall be no bottom
Directed by Bill and Susan King
Jeff misinterprets his lines, Joe skips large sections of dialogue, Jane tries to hold the production together, and the fourth actor’s stuck in traffic. Poor acting is afoot as three actors and a stage manager attempt to perform a drawing room drama.

Characters –
Jeff – overages young heir
Joe – Sherlock Holmes want to be
Jed – goofy stage manager
Jane – smart actress/overage ingenue
(stage mgr could be male or female)

* Before the Audition

  • Download CSP Audition Form before you show up! In order to save your time, please download the audition form, complete and email to the director. ( Download Free PDF Reader )
  • Please review the CSP Code of Conduct CSP Code of Conduct ensures that we not only have fun but that all feel welcome and that it is a safe environment for all. The purpose is to define accepted/acceptable behaviors, to promote high standards of practice and to establish a framework for professional behaviors and responsibilities.
*Copies will be available at the audition if you can not print at home.

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