Sonoma Arts Live Theater Company
SONOMA ARTS LIVE
AUDITIONS FOR LAUGHTER ON THE 23rdFLOOR
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
7M-2F for this comedy by Neil Simon.
Please prepare contrasting monologues (2 mins each)
Headshot and resume required,
Director: Michael Ross
Stage Manager: Moira McGovern
Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".
Max Prince: Male, 40-59
A bigger than life comic actor who is the mega-star of a hugely popular “The Max Prince Show” based on Sid Caesar and “Your Show of Shows” cannot help but dominate a room entirely.
Lucas Brickman: Male, 20-30
The freshman writer; sensible and sincere.
Milt Fields: Male, 40-45
The flamboyant “gag” man; a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.
Val Slotsky: Male, 40-49
A senior member of the staff, the most politically aware of all the writers; a Russian immigrant, he should still carry a strong accent.
Brian Doyle: Male, 35-45
An Irish American with a biting sense of humor and acerbic outlook on life; a heavy smoker, heavy cougher and heavy drinker.
Kenny Franks: Male, 35-40
Considered the “boy genius” of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers.
Ira Stone: Male, 35-45
A hypochondriac who come in late every day with a new ailment; his humor is wrapped around despair.
Carol Wyman: Female, 30-40
The only woman writer on the show; has a strong and quick defense system.
Helen: Female, 20-30
Max’s secretary; attractive in a quirky way; completely out of her element in the writers’ room.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals will begin 4/18/2020 and will typically be Su-W 6:00-10:00. Performance dates are 6/5-21. Laughter on the 23rdfloor will perform Th-Su at the Sonoma Community Center (276 E. Napa St.) in Sonoma
2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Sonoma Community Center 276 E. Napa St, Sonoma