Auditions Announced for NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS at Commonwealth Theatre Company

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Updated Audition Notice for Nana’s Naughty Knickers by Katherine DiSavino

In-person auditions scheduled for March 26 have been canceled and will move to video submission.

Interested individuals should submit a video of a 60 second comedic monologue in the style of the show. Video files or YouTube links can be sent to theatre@nku.edu. The deadline for video submissions is Friday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.

All roles are paid.

The production will run July 9-26, 2020 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rehearsals will begin the second week of June.

A headshot and resume are appreciated.

All roles are available.

Synopsis:

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?

Character Breakdown:

  • SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early eighties, living like she’s in her early twenties. The mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and the proud tenant of a rent controlled apartment.
  • VERA WALTERS – Sylvia’s aged accomplice: equipped with two hearing aids and a collapsible walker.
  • BRIDGET CHARLES – Sylvia’s unsuspecting, 20-something, soon-to-be-law-student granddaughter.
  • TOM O’GRADY – The newest cop on the force, happily assigned the beat where Sylvia’s apartment is.
  • GIL SCHMIDT – The landlord, overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants. 60s.
  • HEATHER VAN PREE – Employee of Saucy Slips, looking for better opportunities, a modeling career, or just her boxes.
  • CLAIR – The big client. Mid 60s.
  • VOICE – The man at the front desk. Slightly bored and always sarcastic. Can double as one of the UPS men.
  • UPS MAN – Cute and a little lonely.
  • OTHER UPS MAN – The strong and silent type. For doubling purposes, this could be the same actor that plays Heather, Clair or Mr. Schmidt, as long as the audience doesn’t recognize them as such.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Auditions for Commonwealth Theatre Company’s annual summer dinner theatre season will continue on Thursday evening, March 26, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for their upcoming production of NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS.

Interested auditionees should call the NKU Theatre and Dance Program office at 859.-572.6362 to schedule an audition appointment. No walk-up auditionees will be seen.

Auditions will take place on Northern Kentucky University’s campus in the Fine Arts Center, room 378. Auditionees should plan to park in the Welcome Center Garage or Parking Lot I. For a map of campus and driving directions, please visit: http://map.nku.edu

All roles are paid.

The production will run between July 9 – 26, 2020 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rehearsals will begin the second week of June.

Audition Requirements:
Actors may prepare either a 60 second contemporary comedic monologue or choose to read from the script. Should you choose to read from the script, sides will be provided prior to the audition. When scheduling your audition time, please let us know if you’d a copy of the sides.

If callbacks are necessary, they will be held at 6pm on March 27th at NKU.

A headshot and resume are appreciated.

All roles are available.

Synopsis:
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?

Character Breakdown:

SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early eighties, living like she’s in her early twenties. The mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and the proud tenant of a rent controlled apartment.

VERA WALTERS – Sylvia’s aged accomplice: equipped with two hearing aids and a collapsible walker.

BRIDGET CHARLES – Sylvia’s unsuspecting, 20-something, soon-to-be-law-student granddaughter.

TOM O’GRADY – The newest cop on the force, happily assigned the beat where Sylvia’s apartment is.

GIL SCHMIDT – The landlord, overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants. 60s.

HEATHER VAN PREE – Employee of Saucy Slips, looking for better opportunities, a modeling career, or just her boxes.

CLAIR – The big client. Mid 60s.

VOICE – The man at the front desk. Slightly bored and always sarcastic. Can double as one of the UPS men.

UPS MAN – Cute and a little lonely.

OTHER UPS MAN – The strong and silent type. For doubling purposes, this could be the same actor that plays Heather, Clair or Mr. Schmidt, as long as the audience doesn’t recognize them as such.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

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