AUDITIONS for the play “JITTERS: A Comedy”, written by David French
Directed by Jay Hash
AUDITION DATES: March 4, 2-4 PM; March 6, 7-8:30 PM
The Nutz-N-Boltz Theater
Boring-Damascus Grange Hall #260
27861 Grange St.
Boring, OR 97009
SHOW DATES: May 19th to June 4th, Fri/Sat/Sun Performances
“Jitters”, David French’s backstage comedy, opens on the night of a preview of a new play, “The Care and Treatment of Roses”. Within minutes, the audience is plunged into the world of the theatre – larger-than-life personalities, easily bruised egos, contradictory interpretations of role and script – complicated by faulty props, close quarters, lost lines, and bad reviews… all magnified by the opening night “jitters” of cast, crew, writer, and director.
First performed in 1979, “Jitters” was an instant critical and commercial success, and in the years since it has proven to be one of Canada’s most enduring and popular plays.
6M, 3 F (some roles not gender specific)
JESSICA LOGAN – F, 35-55 – An American actress who is trying to restart her acting career abroad in Canada; Sometimes has diva-like qualities and attitude.
PATRICK FLANAGAN – M, 40-55 – A brusque, stentorian leading actor with an Irish lilt; Constantly at odds with other cast members and drinks heavily far too often.
PHIL MASTORAKIS – M, 35-55 – A catty, paranoid, overdramatic character actor; though can be worried and/or jovial when called for.
GEORGE ELLSWORTH – M, 40-60 – Suave and confident, he is the director of “The Care and Treatment of Roses”; Longtime friend of Patrick and tries to be friendly, if stern, with his cast.
ROBERT ROSS – M, 25-35 – Callow, young writer of “The Care and Treatment of Roses”; very unsure of himself and his work, but tries his best around “professionals”.
TOM KENT – M, 25-35 – Dashing young actor cast in his first professional stage appearance; wants to please everyone.
NICK – M/F, 25-55 – No nonsense, very professional Stage Manager; doesn’t play favorites and is a jerk to pretty much everybody.
SUSI – F, 18-55 – Stagehand for “The Care and Treatment of Roses”; assists in delivering news and helping solve logistical problems.
PEGGY – F, 18-55 – Stagehand for “The Care and Treatment of Roses”; assists in logistical issues and runs front of house for the theatre.
Auditions will be held at The Nutz-N-Boltz Theater, and will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots/Resumes not necessary, but will be accepted. All roles are on a volunteer unpaid basis.
If callbacks are necessary, they will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at a time TBD.
If you have any questions about auditions or the show, please send an email to Jitters.Play@NNBtheater.com