for Neil Simon’s "Proposals"
OPEN AUDITIONS will be held Sunday, April 16, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
& Monday April 17, 2023 @ 6:30 PM
Performance dates June 9-18, 2023 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Director Kathryn Hartney is looking to cast four women and five men of various ages. In the Character Descriptions below, the age ranges are a reference Hartney said she will not be judging the actors by their age. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Clemma Diggins mid 40s African-American. She is the story’s narrator, maid and caretaker of the Hines family.
Burt Hines mid-50s, a heart attack survivor, a successful businessman, and a failed family man, his wife Annie has divorced him and remarried.
Josie Hines Burt and Annie’s early 20s daughter; dumps her fiancé at the beginning of the play; worries she may be becoming her mother; her dad.
Ken Norman Mid-20s Harvard law student, Josie’s recently dumped fiancé.
Ray Dolenz mid-20s, acting golf pro, an unpublished author, and Josie’s former boyfriend.
Annie Robbins Late 40s, but still trim. Burt’s former wife, now remarried.
Vinnie Bavasi Josie’s young mob-connected friend and would-be suitor from Miami. He has a language all his own.
Sammii Early 20s, Ray’s girlfriend, model-like beauty, not too bright.
Lewis Barnett early 50s African-American, Clemma’s man who left seven years ago, and has returned intent on re-establishing the relationship; now blind in one eye, with one crippled hand.