Auditions

Massasoit Community College Theatre Company

Announces Auditions for New Works Play Festival

Production Details

Massasoit Theatre Company announces auditions for its third annual New Works Festival 2019.
The Festival will premiere the original work of five playwrights in one performance of staged readings presented at the Buckley Performing Arts Center. The Festival is an program for Massasoit Theatre Company to offer local playwrights an opportunity to showcase their work.

Audition Date

Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p. m.

Audition Info

Open to the community.
Sides will be provided.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue.
Auditions are by appointment or video submission only.
To reserve your audition time or to submit a video, please email Professor Corinne Mason.

Location

Massasoit Community College
Brockton Campus
Fine Arts Building, FA327
1 Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302
508-427-1234

Production Staff

Costume Designer: Jen Spagone
Assistant Technical Director: Joe Mastrangelo
Technical Director: Nathan Fogg
Producer: Mark C. Rocheteau


New Works Play Descriptions

Everyone Laughs at The King’s Jokes

A 10 Minute Play by Michael Perlmutter

Directed by Peter A. Carey

Settting: A Courtyard of the Palace. Elizabethan Era, exact date undetermined

Cast:
King – A jester at heart, middle aged, early fifties
Daughter – A commoner, in her twenties to thirties
Chamberlain – Of undetermined age, consult to the King
Armed Guard(s) – Also of undertermined age, but strongly built 

Playwright’s Bio:
Michael Perlmutter (Everyone Laughs at the King’s Jokes) Michael Perlmutter, playwright, passed away at the tender age of 33 ("the age that Mozart died and sweet Jesus was set free"--Harry Chapin). Michael will be best remembered for-- . . . What? Ok, fine, he isn't dead. Hey, I was going for the sympathy vote, here. Whaddo you mean this isn't a contest? Of course it's a contest. Everything's a contest: LIFE is a contest. And my Bio is gonna win this thing big time (never underestimate the sympathy vote). And never mind that I'm speaking in the first person now, or that I've won awards for my plays such as Crimson, 1865, Parking Lot Traffic, Random Acts. Or that my plays have been presented in Los Angeles, New York and London. Or that my recent works My Perfect Alibi and Directing Hamlet were finalists in St. Louis, HotCity Theatre and Tucson, Arizona, TADA New Play Festival the last two years running. Nobody cares that I live with my wife, three children and too damned many animals in Southern California. But such is life: I'm not dead . . . yet. But you can check out my website for more information on my growing body of work.

A Dateless Bargain with Engrossing Death

A 10 Minute Play by John Minigan

Directed by Danny Bolton

Synopsis: When Death comes for him in the form of an acquaintance from college, database manager Bobby has to do some quick thinking to stay alive.

Cast:
Bobby Atcheson – a database manager
Dick Follansbee – a bro, in the role of Death.

Playwright’s Bio:

John Minigan (A Dateless Bargain with Engrossing Death) John is a Boston-based playwright, director, and teacher. His plays have been produced in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia and published in the Best American Short Plays, Best Ten-Minute Plays, and New England New Play anthologies. John has developed work at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, New Repertory Theatre, and New American Playwrights Project. His full-length Queen of Sad Mischance, a 2018 O’Neill and Lark Finalist and Dayton FutureFest selection, was developed during the Next Voices Fellowship at the New Rep and presented in the Massasoit New Works Play Festival last year. His full-length comedy Noir Hamlet opened in Boston in 2018 and was a Boston Globe Critics’ Pick. John is a member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, the

Centastage writers’ group, and Writers at Play. More at johnminigan.com 

My Very Oen Personal Shopper

A 10 minute play by Steven Korbar

Director TBD

Setting: Dressing room area of an upscale department store.

Synopsis: A calculating personal shopper attempts to sell her gullible customer increasingly ridiculous ensembles through flattery, fear and paranoia.

Cast:
Customer
Sales Woman
Husband

Playwright’s Bio:

Steven Korbar (My Very Own Personal Shopper) Steven’s full-length and one-act plays have been produced throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. His short plays, Table for Four, Mrs. Jansen Isn’t Here Now, and What are You Going to Be? have all been published in Smith and Kraus’ Best Short Plays series. Other productions include Hard at Elephant Stageworks in LA, Mrs. Jansen… at The Barrow Group Theatre in NYC, Yellow at Pop Culture Theatre in Melbourne, Mother and Child at the Fury Theatre, Chicago, and The Disappearance of Small Objects at the Odyssey Theatre in LA. 

Two

A 10 Minute play by Eugenie Carabatsos

Directed by Christie Reading

Setting: An old cardboard box, empty, except for the dolls.

Cast:
Bernadette – Female rag doll
Benjamin – Male rag doll 

Playwright’s Bio:
Eugenie Carabatsos (Two) Eugenie currently splits her time between New York City and New Hampshire. Her full-length plays have won the Kennedy Center Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, BroadwayWorld Award for Best Play in South Carolina, the Trustus Theatre Playwrights Contest, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Writing Competition, the Venus Theatre Festival, the University of Tulsa’s WomenWorks Competition, and the Variations Theatre Group’s Unchained Festival. They have been produced by Trustus Theatre, iDiOM Theatre, Stages Theatre, and South Park Theatre, as well as in festivals and development programs. She graduated with her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2010.

Winter People

A one act play by Laura Neill

Directed by Corinne M. Mason

Time: Early March

Setting: A beach. Really, a town on the south fork of the East End of Long Island. But the town is the entire island is the beach. There is no way of escaping the bitter cold of the wind, the beauty of the ocean or the sand that gets. in. absolutely. everything.

Synopsis: Every winter in the Hamptons, locals live in the shadow of the summer people’s empty mansions. When one of those mansions erupts in flames, five families struggle to protect their own, and racial tensions rise.

Cast:
TAYLOR, W, 18, Black – also plays LYNN, W, 40s (mother) and NATASHA, W, 30s (aunt)
CAT, W, 18, white – also plays ROB, M, 20s (cousin) and LUKE, M, 20s (cousin)
HALEY, W, 18, white – also plays SUE, W, 30s (mother) and SHAUN, M, 30s (cousin)
RAVEN, W, 20, Native American (Shinnecock) – also plays JASON, M, 40s (father)
CLAUDIA, W, 18, Latinx (Salvadoran American) – also plays RAÚL, M, 40s (father) and
PATRICIA, W, 40s (mother)

Playwright’s Bio:

Laura Neill (Winter People) Laura is a Boston-based playwright. She is under commission by SpeakEasy Stage Company to write Just Cause, a horror comedy about gentrification. Previous productions include Winter People, workshopped at Boston Playwrights' Theatre; DIVAS, commissioned and premiered by OperaHub; Skin and Bones, workshopped with the Wilbury Theatre Group; and Don't Give Up the Ship, premiered by Fresh Ink Theatre. Laura was an affiliate of the 2016 Company One PlayLab, and she was the WomenWorks playwright-in-residence at the University of Tulsa in 2017. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the New England New Play Alliance, for whom she co-edited the New England New Play Anthology with Patrick Gabridge. Laura holds an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She taught at Boston University in Spring 2018 and will teach at Emerson College and Boston College in Spring 2019. Learn more athttp://laurajneill.wixsite.com/home or read her work at https://newplayexchange.org/users/1933/laura-neill