Upcoming Actor Auditions


By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Alicia Dempster

auditions Sat & Sun, Dec 5 from 3-4:30 & Dec 6 from 7-8:30

In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting comedy that took Broadway by storm.

Character Breakdown

Leonard (Male), 50s to 60s, is the leader of the writing seminar. He is quite possibly the most interesting man in the world and wants everyone to know it. He is charismatic, sensual, well-traveled and intelligent. An accomplished writer/publisher, he is brutally honest with the writers in the group and takes particular joy in banter and exuding authority, especially with the women in the group.

Martin (Male), mid 20s to late 30s, is depressed, broke, struggling and insecure. Despite these qualities there is a likability about him. He is threatened by the success of others and is quick to criticize Leonard's unorthodox teaching methods. He is hesitant to share his work with others, despite the fact that he is an extraordinary writer.

Kate (Female), mid 20s to late 30s, an educated young woman from a well-to-do family. She is quick to confront others on a feminist front; and, ironically, uses the same philosophy to keep from getting too close. Her self-confidence belies a deeper insecurity.

Douglas (Male), mid 20s to mid 30s, a confident, earnest young man who is prone to being unintentionally pompous. He has had rare and enviable opportunities and already is in a few minor publications. However, he makes frequent gaffes in speaking with people. He is the nephew of a famous writer and, while his writing is good, it is more his name that has gained him access to the inner circles of the literary world.

Izzy (Female), 20s, a young woman secure and even aggressive in her sexuality. She has a playful, confident, sensual nature which men cannot resist. She is not afraid to use her feminine wiles to advance her career. The actress portraying Izzy must be comfortable onstage in various states of undress.

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Casting Note: The character ages listed are suggested ranges. Kate and Martin went to high school together, so these actors should be contemporaries in terms of age. There should be a marked age difference between the students and Leonard, preferably 15-20 years.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.

All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.

No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs February 19, 2016 – March 12, 2016.

Rehearsals begin in January