Auditions

We’re looking for actors of diverse ages with comedic timing for It’s All Overboard at Broom Street Theater. Performances May 8-May 30, 2020. Actors of color especially encouraged to audition.

Good-natured Teddy is nursing his broken heart aboard a Retirements Horizons cruise ship with his politically polar opposite daughter in It’s All Overboard, a comedy by Liza Sipos (author of Menace to Society), directed by Maria Dahman.

Open auditions will be at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson St, on Sat & Sun, Feb 22 and 23, 1:00-3:00, or by appointment. Email maria.dahman@gmail.com for an appointment.

The audition will consist of readings from the script and gentle movement. Come comfortably dressed. If you’d like some sides (portions of the script) to look at before the audition, contact Maria at maria.dahman@gmail.com.

Character Descriptions for It’s All Overboard:

Teddy (45-60) Goofy, lovable, and occasionally awkward. Recently widowed.

Claire (45-60) A strong willed, confident woman. Booked this trip as a way of healing from her recent divorce.

Barbie (20-30s) Has spent her life fighting to provide for herself. Never graduated. She was a waitress for a country club owned by Roger. He showered her with attention as well as a life she has never known.

Roger (50-65) A wealthy entrepreneur with multiple homes and friends in high places. He primarily lives in LA but has spent more time in Florida now that he found Barbie. He has a short temper and a secret.

Ash (20s) Teddy’s daughter. Her political and social leanings differ from that of her Dad, but she loves her Dad and is trying to pull him out of his funk.

Donna (40-50s) Loves Elvis and Facebook. She and her husband Pete are professional cruisers and drinkers. They don’t come off as the most educated couple but they are friendly and in love.

Pete (40-50s) Donna’s husband. He seems like a simple man. Loves his wife, tattoos and sports.

Troy (20-30s) The activities coordinator for Retirements Horizon. He lives on the ship and parties with the guests every day. If his guests are unhappy, Troy is unhappy. He will go to great lengths to fulfill everyone’s needs.