Upcoming Actor Auditions

Private Lives

by Noël Coward
directed by Frank Arcaro


Auditions for Private Lives require an appointment. Please email director Frank Arcaro at frank.arcaro@gmail.com to secure your appointment time. Times available are Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23rd between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. If you cannot make these calls, please email your resume and headshot (if available) to the director to see if an appointment can be made for another date and time (preferably a date BEFORE the calls).

Character Breakdown

Elyot (30 to 50) Charming and vibrant Elyot doesn't hold a job. He's rich. He possesses both a tremendous wit and a volatile temper. Something of a child. He is drawn passionately to Amanda and wants to be kind to Sybil, but in both situations he cannot control his tongue.

Amanda (30 to 50) Very much the same as Elyot. Amanda is described by Elyot as "the most thrilling, exciting woman who was ever born". A woman very much ahead of her time she is not constrained by the dictates of her day. She uses her larger-than-life personality to amuse and abuse, to thrill and to throttle.

Sybil (20 to 30) A sweet and charming young woman caught up with a man she doesn't really know. Sybil is rich, well-bred, but conventional and just a little silly.

Victor (30 to 50) Victor is a nice enough chap caught up under the spell of Amanda. He is rather boorish and though he tries to charm Amanda he mostly irritates her.

Louise (any age with a good French accent) Her lines are all in French. Strong willed.

With the exception of Louise all should audition using an upper class (but not stiff) English manner of speaking.

Elyot, Amanda, and Victor will smoke stage/vapor cigarettes at times.

The actors auditioning for Elyot and Amanda must know that they will be very physical in the second act. They are passionate and intimate and they also fight like the dickens.

Audition Sides

Auditions will consists of readings from the script. Please download the sides here.

Additional Notes

First cast meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday evenings starting at 7:00pm, begin October 17, 2016.

Performances: December 1,2,3,8,9,10,11,16,17,18,30,31,January 6,7. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and two Sunday matinees. Brush-ups as needed on Thursdays or Wednesdays.

Please Note: TheatreWorks offers a small stipend, $50 to $75 depending on attendance, for the entire run of the show (not per performance), to all performers and crew. No transportation or lodging is provided. The details can be found here.