Auditions Announced for INSPECTING CAROL at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAUDITIONS The Drama Workshop’s production of INSPECTING CAROL. Written by Daniel Sullivan. Directed & Produced by Ray Persing

Auditions will be May 21-22, 2017, at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and auditions will begin promptly at 7pm.

Actors are asked to bring a resume and headshot, and will audition in groups. Auditions will run no later than 9 pm, and may end earlier. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on May 24, 2017. Updates will be posted on the TDW Facebook page.

Show dates are December 1, 2017 through December 17, 2017. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Call time is 1 ½ hours before curtain, unless other arrangements are made with the stage manager. Rehearsals will begin in mid-August.

The director is seeking 7-8 men (12-60s) and 4-5 women (40s-60s). Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW: A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.

  • Zorah Bloch: Female, 40s; The founding director of The Soapbox Playhouse. An self-involved woman in her 40’s.
  • Sidney Carlton: Male, 50s/60s; A founding member of The Soapbox Playhouse. A kind but somewhat addled man.
  • Dorothy Tree Hapgood: Female, 50s/60s; Sidney’s wife, an Englishwoman who is unable to lose her accent. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
  • Larry Vauxhall: Male, 40s/50s; A tough and intellectually vain man. A child of the 60s who is still looking for a turn-on. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
  • Phil Hewitt: Male, 30s/40s; An obsessive man who usually plays the ineffectual character in any Soapbox production. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
  • Walter E. Parsons: Male, 20s/30s; An African-American man who has recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. A good-natured yet excitable person.
  • Luther Beatty: Male, 12-17; A tall, big-boned 11-12-year-old boy who is really too big to be playing the character of ‘Tiny Tim’ – a role he has been performing two years too long. A youthful actor under 18 could pull it off.
  • Kevin Emory: Male/Female, 30s/40s; Timid, nervous managing director of the theatre company who is afraid of Zorah.
  • M.J. (Mary Jane) McMann: Female, 40s; The company Stage manager. A realist who long ago realized the Playhouse had hit bottom. Also a founding member, she looks on now only as a bemused observer. She has an ironic sense of humor.
  • Betty Andrews: Female, 30s/40s; An inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts who has a forbidding appearance.
  • Bart Frances: Male, 20s; A pleasant youth who dresses in a black leather motorcycle jacket and torn jeans.
  • Wayne Wallacre: Male, 20s/30s; An affable, eager to please young man who is in search of a new career in acting, but has no training and even less talent.

Actors who are selected will be contacted by the director. The practice of The Drama Workshop is to notify all auditioners via email of results once the show is cast, after which a cast list will be posted on the TDW website and Facebook page. Those without email who are not cast will not be contacted individually.

Please bring a current headshot & resume. No prepared monologue is required. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director’s discretion. Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored. Those who are cast will be expected to assist with the staging, advertising, or some other aspect of the production. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ray Persing at 937.877.6116 or at


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