Great Barrington Public Theater will be holding two days of auditions and interviews for our 2022 Mainstage season. We are seeking Equity and non-Equity actors and non-Equity stage managers. GBPT encourages all actors, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender identity to audition. Please see below for a description of the plays and a full cast breakdown of roles available.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 18 from 2:30pm – 9:00pm and on Saturday, March 19 from 1pm – 5pm. You may also submit a link to a pre-recorded audition or reel to the email address below.

To arrange an audition time, please email your headshot and resume, including your phone number, to Tristan.greatbarringtonpublic@gmail.com. We will contact you to schedule a time for you to audition.

The plays will be produced under an Equity SPT Tier 4 contract with a minimum weekly rate of $416.00, plus pension & health for AEA members.

Performances will be in the McConnell Theater at the Daniel Art Center on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA.

Public Speaking 101 by Mark St. Germain

Synopsis – A neurotic amateur actress leads her community theater class of terrified adults to compete in their county’s First Annual Public Speaking Competition. This will be the premiere production.

Directed by Jim Frangione

Rehearsals begin June 21. Performances run July 14 – 24 and are Thursday – Sunday.

Cast Breakdown

Sunny Strut – female – age 50 – 60 First time teacher and community theater actress in the process of a divorce.

Millie Harrow – female – age 30 – 50 Afraid of taking over the family Funeral Home business. She’s more comfortable talking to the dead than the living.

 Sgt Mike Gallion – male – age 35 – 45 – Crocus police Sgt. A big personality except in front of a crowd.

 Rev. Montavious Lester – male – age 35 – 45  Pastor at Mount Calgary who delivers his best sermons to an empty church.

 Fletcher Tuft – male – age 35 – 45 – Dispassionate writer for “Rock Magazine”

Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell

Synopsis – A sweeping, powerful midwestern family drama, it was first presented by Milwaukee Rep in 2019 to rave reviews and was headed for Broadway until Covid intervened. GB Public Theater will present the East Coast premiere of this brilliant new play.

Directed by Judy Braha

Rehearsals begin July 8. Performances run August 4 – 14 and are Thursday – Sunday

Cast Breakdown

Bob – male – age 60 – 65 – A retired auto factory worker. Married to Fran. Restless and lost, fiercely devoted to his family.  Adrift inside himself.

 Fran – female – age 55-60 – A senior nurse. Married to Bob. The alpha of the family. Painfully insightful about her kids inner workings. Can’t keep her mouth shut.

Pip – female – age 30 – 35 – An education department bureraucrat. Oldest child of Bob and Fran. Unhappily married mother of 2.  At a crisis point.

Mark/Mia – age 28 – 32 – An IT specialist. After a life of hiding, comes out to his family and undergoes gender transition during the course of the play.

Ben – male – age 25 – 30 – A financial services worker. Lives his life in the fast lane but, curiously,  keeps running home.

Rosie – female – age 18 – 22 – the youngest child. She doesn’t know who she is or what she wants to be. Precious to all of her family and desperately trying to grow up.

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