Rock River Players to Hold Open Auditions

WILLIAMSVILLE – The Rock River Players will hold auditions for two one-acts to be presented in an early June Evening of One Acts in the Williamsville Hall, Williamsville. All are welcome Friday, March 11 from 5-8 and Sunday, March 13 from 12-3 at Newfane’s Moore Free Library. Please allow a half hour to audition.

Here, Gus and The Philadelphia are both part of this program of short plays which opens the Rock River Players’ 2022 season. By Jennifer Jasper, ‘Here, Gus’ is about a woman who returns to her estranged father’s apartment after his death to deal with what he’s left behind including Gus, his best friend, a dog. Roles are: Gretchen, a successful businesswoman, 30s-40s; Gus, a dog. (with no costume denoting a “dog” or any other canine affectation), 14-30s; Caroline, a neighbor, 20s-50s; George, Gretchen’s father, over 65.

‘The Philadelphia’ by Davis Ives, takes place in a restaurant, when a man is informed by a friend that his frustratingly unlucky day is the result of his ensnarement in an anomalous pocket of reality. Roles are: Al, easy going, to a point, 40s-60s; Mark, frazzled, 30s-50s; waitress, burnt out on the service industry, 30s-50s.

Director Pamela Corkey, new to the Players and to the area, is an experienced film director and writer “excited,” she says, “ to bring her storytelling skills from the screen to the stage.”

All interested in auditioning should email and list the role(s) they wish to read for. A confirmation will be sent along with a copy of the script.

Casting will be announced by March 23; rehearsals begin early April. Those unable to attend scheduled auditions who would like to make arrangements for a video audition should also email Corkey.

Please note that due to COVID-19, current CDC guidelines will be followed. All performers will be required to be fully vaccinated/show proof of vaccination prior to the first rehearsal.

For more information, contact Pamela Corkey at email above or 857-891-6801.