Your Theatre, Inc. is holding auditions Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm for all roles in the upcoming 2019-2020 Season production of The Boys In The Band by Mart Crowley. The performances run from Nov 7 to Nov 17, 2019.
Auditions are held in the playhouse located in St. Martin's Church/Hall complex, 136 Rivet Street at Country Street, in New Bedford. The auditions are open to all actors over the age of 16. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. All the men should be between 25 and 45 except Cowboy who may be younger. The director encourages ALL men of the appropriate age to audition. All roles are open.
Harold - Celebrates his birthday. He becomes increasingly morose about losing his youthful looks and claims that he no longer can attract cute young men.
"Cowboy" - An attractive blond prostitute who is "not too bright", is one of Harold's birthday presents.
Alan McCarthy - An unexpected party guest. Michael's married college friend, he is visiting New York and anxious to tell Michael something but hesitant to do so in front of the others. It is suggested that he once had homosexual affairs while in college, but his sexual orientation is never explicitly stated, leaving it to audience interpretation.
Michael - Harold's "friend-enemy", the host, and a lapsed Catholic as well as an alcoholic. He is the catalyst for most of the drama of the play.
Donald - Michael's conflicted boyfriend who has moved from the city to the Hamptons to spurn the homosexual "lifestyle", and is undergoing psychoanalysis.
Bernard - An African-American who still pines for the wealthy white boy in whose house his mother worked as a maid.
Emory - A flamboyant and effeminate interior decorator. He is often campy in his sense of humor, which serves to irritate others.
Larry - A fashion photographer who prefers multiple sex partners.
Hank - Larry's live-in boyfriend who has been married to a woman from whom he is separated and is divorcing. He "passes" as straight and disagrees with Larry on the issue of monogamy.
The play centers on a group of gay men who gather in a NYC apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music is turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.
Your Theatre celebrates diversity and seeks people of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, creed, or national origin. All are welcome!
Experience is not necessary; just the desire to participate and share the experience of live theatre and the enjoyment of collaborating with other talented individuals.