AUDITION: The Empty Room

Production name: Melancholy Play
Date production rehearsal/job starts: 01/03/2015
Audition date: 10/07/2014
Audition date 2: 10/08/2014
Deadline to submit: 09/21/2014
Email applications to: [email protected]
Contact name: Jeff Pufahl
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: (306)241-5323
Engager Website:

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: 
The Empty Room Collective is an equal opportunity employer. All roles
are open to actors of any race and/or ethnicity.

Additional information: 
The Empty Room Collective is holding auditions for its production of
“Melancholy Play” by Sarah Ruhl directed by Jeffrey Pufahl.  

We are looking for comedic actors with singing ability. Familiarity with
Viewpoint and Suzuki Training is a plus. 

Frank (male 20s-30s): a tailor.  A bit old fashioned. A Gentleman.

Frances (female 20’s-30’s): a hairdresser. Practical yet sensual. Her
previous work was in physics, but working with hair makes her happy.
Lives with Joan. 

Joan (female 30’s-40s): a British Nurse. Frances and Joan have been
together a long time. Direct. Strong carriage. Sure of everything, until
she’s not. 

Lorenzo the Unfeeling (male 30s-50s): a psychiatrist. Has an
unidentifiable Italian accent. Dashingly handsome. Oddly and
disconcertingly cheerful.  

Julian: a cello player. Someone from another world. Must be able to play
the cello well.  

Please prepare a contemporary monologue and a short a-capella song.
Sides will be provided for callbacks.  

Please submit photos and resumes via email.  No phone calls.   

WHERE: The Collective Space 
WHEN: Jan 29-Feb 8th

Rehearsals will take place in January 2015.  15-20 hrs/wk.  The Empty
Room will be operating under the Collective Agreement, and will be
working in a profit share scenario after production costs.