Tess McGuinness Productions
New York, NY 10031
SEEKING: NYC-based actors for a new play called “Sigh No More” which will debut at The Hudson Guild SummerFest this August.
Written by award-winning playwright Tess McGuinness (NYC-Fringe Festival, Frost-Dodd Festival), “Sigh No More” explores to bustling and sometimes explosive dynamics of a regional theater company in parallel to Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Regular rehearsals run for 6 weeks, starting in early July with 3 performances August 8, 10, and 11.
No pay, but if we win best play, the prize money will be shared. There are also monetary prizes for best actor and best actress.
Auditions will be held June 28 and 29 from 6-9 P.M. with Callbacks on June 30.
To indicate interest or reserve an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and desired role(s). Auditions via self-tape will also be considered and sides will be provided accordingly.
BENEDICT- mid to late 20s, plays Borrachio. An eccentric, but talented screenwriter. Has strong opinions and makes even stronger drinks. Acts in regional shows to pass the time while working on his next project. A bit bizarre and mysterious yet affable.
OLIVIA- mid to late 20s, plays Don John. Cynical, caustically sarcastic, but ardently passionate about her work and almost humorously serious about acting. She has a cat whom she adores. Appears to be disdainful towards other people but in actuality is incredibly sentimental.
LANDON- early to mid 20s, plays Don Pedro. A little lacking in emotional maturity, but genuinely talented and genuinely caring. He loves performing on and offstage. He fills a room with energy and laughter. A little less sophisticated than his castmates. Has a penchant for hijinks and shares a close kindship with Dean.
ALEX- mid to late 20s, plays Benedict. Extremely funny, charming, and quick-witted, but also impatient and selfish. Obsessed with the notion of "making it", harboring a deep-seated fear of never being successful that affects many of his decisions.
MEGHAN- early 20s, plays Margaret. Extremely bubbly, talkative, and brass. Isn't afraid to be frank. Acts ostentatiously, but is actually quite observant and has experienced a lot of hardship.
DEAN- early 20s, plays Claudio. Sweet and naive, but acts like a frat-boy around Landon. Harbors an intense crush on Sadie. Genuinely believes that regional theater is one of the most impactful things he could be doing.
LUCY- late 20s, plays Beatrice. Very serious about acting and obsessed with putting on a good performance at all times. Dogged, hard-working, and mature, with a good sense of humor and clear understanding of herself. Has been at the same regional theater for many years performing in different shows. Stuck in kind of a career rut, and very insecure about it.
SADIE- early 20s, plays Hero. Almost infuriatingly nice and polite and all times. Extremely innocent, wide-eyed, the epitome of an ingenue. Scared of rejection but optimistic about the future.
June 28, 2019 - August 11, 2019