Gabriola Players will be holding open auditions at the Rollo Centre on Sunday, January 8 from 2pm to 4pm for the remainder of our 2022/23 season.
Two plays are still in contention for our full production, both two-handers (one woman, one man). The final decision will be made by director Jean Wyenberg based on the best fit from the auditions.
The first play is Dear Jack, Dear Louise, playwright Ken Ludwig’s love letter to the correspondence that began the love story of his own parents. “When two strangers meet by letter during World War II, a love story begins. US Army Captain Jack Ludwig, a military doctor stationed in Oregon, begins writing to Louise Rabiner, an aspiring actress and dancer in New York City, hoping to meet her someday if the war will allow. But as the war continues, it threatens to end their relationship before it even starts.” (The two characters are in their late twenties/early thirties.)
Another stranger pairing is at the centre of the second play, 2 Across by Jerry Mayer. “Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, ‘Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.’ Now he vows to finish. Why? He’s a competitor and she happens to be lovely. Their trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises and, as the train ride ends, it’s obvious each of them has been changed for the better.” (The two characters are in their fifties.)
We will also be auditioning roles from one-act play submissions received before January 7.
No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
For the safety of all, participants will be required to wear masks during the auditions.