Auditions & Classes
We are committed to providing ample opportunities for local performers to express
themselves. All roles posted for audition will be open to all auditioners.  Any
pre-cast roles will be listed ahead of time.  Thank you for taking the time to
consider working with us.  We will also have an array of classes to learn your craft.
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Auditions for Of Mice and Men
December 4 & 5, 2016 7pm
We are hosting open auditions for our winter drama "Of Mice and Men". Director Kasey McHale is looking to fill all roles. No preparation
is necessary as auditioners will be asked to read from the script. "Of Mice and Men" runs for 10 performances March 10-25, 2017

Character descriptions:


George Milton - Small & quick. Strong hands and a thin, bony nose. Leader. Looks after Lennie. Although he frequently speaks of how
much better his life would be without his caretaking responsibilities, George is obviously devoted to Lennie. George’s behavior is
motivated by the desire to protect Lennie and, eventually, deliver them both to the farm of their dreams. Though George is the source of
the often-told story of life on their future farm, it is Lennie’s childlike faith that enables George to actually believe his account of their future.

Lennie Small - Huge man with a shapeless face and sloping shoulders. Walks heavily, dragging feet. Described as “strong as a bull”.
Follower. Mentally impaired. Loves soft things: mice, rabbits, a woman’s dress, hair. Hard worker. Simple minded like a child. Due to his
mild mental disability, Lennie completely depends upon George, his friend and traveling companion, for guidance and protection. The two
men share a vision of a farm that they will own together, a vision that Lennie believes in wholeheartedly. Gentle and kind, Lennie
nevertheless does not understand his own strength.

Slim - A quiet, insightful man. Big & tall with long black hair. Between 35-50 with large, lean hands. A leader and highly skilled mule driver.
At peace with himself. The other characters look to him for advice.

Candy - Ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. Fearing that his age is making
him useless, he seizes on George’s description of the farm he and Lennie will have, offering his life’s savings if he can join George and
Lennie in owning the land.

Crooks - Black man with a crooked back. Proud, bitter, and caustically funny, he is isolated from the other men because of the color of his
skin. Reads a lot; self-educated.

Carlson - An insensitive ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy’s old, smelly dog.

Curley - The boss’s son. Rumored to be a champion prizefighter, he is a confrontational, mean-spirited, and aggressive young man who
seeks to compensate for his small stature by picking fights with larger men. Recently married, Curley is plagued with jealous suspicions
and is extremely possessive of his flirtatious young wife.

Curley’s wife - The only female character in the story, Curley’s wife is never given a name and is only mentioned in reference to her
husband. The men on the farm refer to her as a “tramp,” a “tart,” and a “looloo.” Like the ranch-hands, she is desperately lonely and has
broken dreams of a better life. She represents the temptation of female sexuality in a male-dominated world.

Whit – a ranch-hand

The Boss - Curley’s father. He is in charge of the ranch.
Auditions for Othello
January 15, 16, & 17 2017 7pm
We are hosting open auditions for our Spring Shakesperian production of "Othello". Director Alan Stillman is looking to fill most roles
(Roles of Othello and Iago are already cast). No preparation is necessary as auditioners will be asked to read from the script. "Othello"
runs for 6 performances May 12-20, 2017

Character descriptions TBA
Musical Auditions for Chicago, American Idiot, & Follies
February 12, 13, & 14 2017 7pm
We are hosting joint open auditions for 3 of our 2017 musicals Chicago, American Idiot, & Follies.  Auditioners are to prepare a 16 bar
audition piece and be prepared to dance.  Separate auditions for college students will be held December 26, 2017.  Auditioners away at
school must email
cnyplayhouse@gmail.com to be eligible for separate audition date.

Director Dustin Czarny is looking to fill all roles for Chicago which runs for 10 performances June 16 - July 1, 2017

Director Liam Fitzpatrick is looking to fill all roles for American Idiot which runs for 10 performances July 21 - August 5, 2017

Director Abel Searor is looking to fill most roles for Follies (which runs for 10 performances September 8-23, 2017

Character Descriptions for all three shows tba

Possible callbacks for each Show

Chicago March 12th
American Idiot March 13th
Follies March 14th
Auditions for The Crucible
May 14, 15, & 16, 2016 7pm
We are hosting open auditions for our fall drama "The Crucible". Director Shannon Tompkins is looking to fill most roles (Elizabeth and
John Proctor are cast). No preparation is necessary as auditioners will be asked to read from the script. "The Crucible" runs for 10
performances October 13-28, 2017

Character descriptions TBA
Auditions for Frost Nixon
June 18, 19, & 20 2017 7pm
We are hosting open auditions for our Fall production of "Frost Nixon". Director Justin Polly is looking to fill all roles. No preparation is
necessary as auditioners will be asked to read from the script. "Frost Nixon" runs for 6 performances November 10-18, 2017, 2017

Character descriptions TBA