Metro Theatre is holding

Auditions for The ODD COUPLE- a comedy

 

Written by NEIL SIMON

Directed by: Catherine Morrison

When: Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 PM
                                All COVID protocols to be observed

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

 

Synopsis:

Two close friends, but polar opposites in terms of personal habits, decide to room together with disastrous, but hilarious results.

 

Show Run Dates:

Thursday to Saturday, October 30 to November 14 2021

Sunday Matinees are October 31, November 07 and November 14

Callbacks: TBA

 

Characters Needed

2-female; 6-male – casting open to all ethnicities

 

Felix Unger: 35 – 50; fastidious, a “neat freak”, and a bit of a hypochondriac.

Oscar Madison: 35 – 50; sloppy, lackadaisical, fun-loving, and relaxed.

Murray: 35 – 55; an easy-going policeman; a peace keeper.

Speed: 35 – 55; gruff and sarcastic; tends to pick on Vinnie

Roy: 40 – 55; dry wit, Oscar’s accountant, concerned with Oscar’s poor money-management skills.

Vinnie: 45 – 65; mild-mannered, henpecked somewhat.

Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: 30 – 45; Very English; giggly, slightly “ditzy’; fun-loving.

 

Rehearsal period:

August through until opening night

  • Oscar and Felix – 2 week nights and one weekend afternoon
  • Speed, Vinnie, Roy, and Murray, Pigeon Sisters – one rehearsal per week until run-throughs begin.

 

Requirements: 

Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read.  People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

  • We will reply to your submission and email you the SIDES for the characters you wish to audition for.
  • Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production.
    All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

 

Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality.  We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Resume and Headshots:

○ Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks or the run at this time.
○ Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by:

  1. filling in the downloadable PDF
    ODD COUPLE_Fillable Audition Form
  2. and submitting it along with the online Application Form below

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Let’s work together to keep our community safe and protect production staff, performers and volunteers:

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS for AUDITIONS

· Please read   COVID_Health Declaration
· Please comply with the signage posted in the lobby
· Masks are recommended
· Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby
· Doors to access the auditorium are left open to minimize the handling of door handles
· Social distancing inside the auditorium recommended
· ‘Sides’ – recommended: that sides be printed from home to bring to the audition
· All items ‘packed in’ to the theatre are to be ‘packed out’ at the end and/or placed in the appropriate trash receptacle
· Common sense, mutual respect, and genuine care for each other inform our decisions regarding health and safety for one another.