Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Match

Auditions for Match
on Saturday, March 17
and Sunday, March 18, 2018
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the drama Match, by Stephen Belber, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm and Sunday, March 18 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Bruce Starrett and produced by Jenny Boone for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Dramatists Play Service. Performance dates are May 11 through June 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Match

Mike and Lisa Davis arrive at the apartment of Tobi Powell, who lives alone in Inwood, on the northern tip of Manhattan. They are there to interview him about his life as a dancer and choreographer, but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them. What happens next will either ruin or inspire them—and definitely change their lives forever. Stephen Belber’s Tony-nominated comic drama sparkles with wit and heartfelt emotion as it examines how our lives are shaped by the choices that we make and the secrets that we keep.

If you want to Audition

Actors should read the play before auditioning to become familiar with the characters. Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. No appointment or monologue is necessary; just be prepared for selected cold readings from the script. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at match@kentwoodplayers.org.

Character Breakdown

Tobias “Tobi” Powell
(Early 60’s, any ethnicity) – A young man in his early sixties, Tobi is a wonderfully eclectic mix of femininity and machismo. Charming and charismatic, he relishes the spotlight while he recounts humorous stories of his colorful past as a ballet choreographer, all the while dancing around a powerful secret. Tobi is on stage the entire show and has a large amount of dialogue. Must have a good comedic sense as well as dramatic chops and a compelling stage presence.
Lisa Davis
(Late 30’s, any ethnicity) – A determined woman with an upbeat demeanor and a general brightness to her personality, Lisa has arranged the subterfuge behind this evening’s events in hopes of rescuing her damaged husband and mending her increasingly loveless marriage. Lisa is on stage almost the entire show. Requires a skillful actress to play a strong woman who nevertheless shows her vunerable side as the truth of her life reveals itself.
Mike Davis
(Early 40’s, any ethnicity) – Lisa’s police officer husband, Mike’s demeanor and personality are on the reserved side, if not muted by a life of self-imposed discipline and battle against the world. Secretly afraid he is broken beyond repair by the hand life has dealt him, he has reluctantly come this evening in the desperate hope of finding redemption buried in Tobi’s past. Mike requires a versatile actor to run the gamut from simmering rage and violence, to contrition and sorrow, to hope and even joy, as he faces his fears and surrenders to the truth.

To meet the Match production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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