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Start date of auditions: 04/14/2019

Auditions 2018 Summer One-Act Bonanza Festival

Old Academy Players welcomes new talent! Please note that Old Academy Players is a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. If you are auditioning for a show, please complete our Audition Form in advance of the audition.

Audition Date & Time:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 10am

Old Academy Players
3544 Indian Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Performance Dates:
July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday matinées at 2 pm

This 10th annual festival features an evening of short skits, lots of comedy, new works, new directors, and plenty of laughs! We are seeking actors of all ages and may cast actors in multiple roles. Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. Please see the show synopses and character descriptions below. Links to the scripts will be posted on soon. Please note that Old Academy is a non-profit theater organization and all actors and staff are volunteers.

Send any questions to the Producer, Nancy Frick at

Are You Jewish? by Bruce J. Bloom Directed by Jay Steinberg
Rose Glassman thinks lovely weathercaster Sonny Simmons would make a nice match with her son. It all plays out on TV live.

Sonny Simmons, 20s-30s, a weathercaster on a cable channel
Rose Glassman, 50+
Director, a voice on a loudspeaker

Standing Tall by Nancy Frick Directed by Nancy Frick
Two friends try to interpret what appears to be an uncomplicated piece of art. Or is it?

Maureen, 50s, playful type
Eva, lifelong friend of Maureen’s
Young man, portrays the sculpture
Older man, 60s+, may or may not be part of the exhibit

Dancing in the Elevator by Dorothea Cahan Directed by Max Minkoff
A young woman suffering from an obsessive love seeks help from a flamboyant tea leaf reader.

Kate, 20s, naïve
Marushka, fortune teller of indeterminate age

Honky Tonk Queen by Rob Rosiello Directed by Nancy Ridgeway
A pair of boots owned by a country music legend are at stake for a young singer on the closing night of a run down Mississippi honky tonk.

Diedre, age 35 to 50 and has seen it all
Jenny Lynn, age 18 to 30 and dressed in cowgirl attire

A Clean Dislike by Alex Dremann Directed by Norm Burnosky
Coworkers Marjorie and Annie don’t like each other so they schedule a meeting to figure out why.

Marjorie, office worker
Annie, office worker
Ages flexible

Don’t Blame Me by Lisa Lutwyche Directed by Chuck Mueller
Joe Sauron has always denied that he’s a jinx, but when he’s summoned to his ex-wife’s lawyer, things get strange. Perhaps there’s more to his reputation than meets the “eye.”

Dee Cornicello, lawyer, age flexible, well-dressed
Joe Sauron, divorcing man, age flexible, well-dressed

Political Climate by Anne Lannak Directed by Pat Pelletreau
Is it so hard to agree on a comfortable temperature? Inspired by Facebook, this story exemplifies how, even when we all want what’s best for each other, we can’t seem to agree even when we agree.

Stef, professional, a bit ‘organic’
Lenny, Stef’s male counterpart
Maura, professional, pleasant, non-descript
Tom, confident, maybe a bit preppy, Maura’s husband
Ages don’t matter, so long as the couples look like couples

Old Academy Players, where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky began acting, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community theater in East Falls ( Philadelphia ), the urban village on the Schuylkill River. Constructed in 1819, the Old Academy building has been the OAP home since 1932. Old Academy Players, providing continuous community theater since 1923, is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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