Announcing auditions for Schuylerville Community Theater’s fall play

Butterflies Are Free

Written by Leonard Gershe

Directed by Garrett D. West

All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities and gender identities.

Don Baker: A young blind man. He is in his 20s and excited to be living on his own for the first time in his life. He is appreciative of his protective mother but is ready to experience a less sheltered life. He quickly falls for his exciting and independent neighbor, but he is naïve in his expectations for their relationship. Visually impaired actors are especially encouraged to audition. Must be able to play and sing and play one song on the guitar, as well as be comfortable with onstage intimacy and appearing in underwear on stage.

Jill Tanner: Young enough (19) and pretty enough that she can afford to be reckless in her decisions and relationships. She is fascinated by and attracted to Don. There is real chemistry between them, but her flighty nature rebels against the idea that Don could tie her down to a life she is ill-equipped to lead. Must be comfortable with onstage intimacy and appearing in underwear on stage.

Mrs. Baker: Don’s overbearing but well-meaning mother. She does not approve of him moving away from home to New York. It is as big a step for her to let her son live independently as it is for Don to actually be living on his own. She is abrupt and controlling, but ultimately this is because she has her son’s best interests at heart.

Ralph Austin: The young director of Jill’s new show. He is more than thrilled to have the amorous attention of the pretty young girl. He is excited to meet Don after everything Jill has told him about Don’s life. Ralph is unaware of the effect his words and presence have on everyone in the apartment when he shows up late at night with Jill. Only appears in the final scene of the play. Will also serve as assistant stage manager.

Auditions

Sunday, August 28 at 1PM

Saratoga Town Hall

12 Spring St, Schuylerville

No preparation needed – you will asked to do cold readings from the script

Proof of vaccination REQUIRED to audition!

Rehearsals

Sundays from 1PM-5PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7PM-9PM

Beginning Sunday, September 25th

Saratoga Town Hall

NO ABSENCES permitted beginning Sunday, October 30th

Tech Week Schedule

Sunday, November 6th – 1PM Call

Monday, November 7th – 7PM Call

(Dark Tuesday, November 8th)

Wednesday, November 9th – 7PM Call

Thursday, November 10th – 6:30PM Call (Invited Dress)

Performances

Friday, November 11th at 7:30PM

Saturday, November 12th at 7:30PM

Sunday, November 13th at 2PM

Saratoga Town Hall

If you have any questions, please contact the director via email at garrettdwest@gmail.com.

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