Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog



Merrimack Repertory Theatre would like to announce local auditions for the 2011/12 Season. Details are listed below. MRT is a LORT D theatre in Lowell, MA. Please note Auditions are for members of Actors’ Equity Association Only. Non-union auditions will be held on a show and role specific basis as needed.

Local Equity Auditions:
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 9:00am – 5:00pm

Merrimack Repertory Theatre
132 Warren St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Casting Authority in Attendance:
Charles Towers, Artistic Director
Peter Crewe, Local Casting Director

Audition Requirements:
Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue.

To Audition:
To schedule an audition please call or email:
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Local Casting Office
978-654-7593 (between 9:30am and 4:30pm) or email:

Stage Management:
Merrimack Repertory Theatre currently has no open stage management positions for the 2011/12 season.

Shows and Available Roles:
The Persian Quarter
By Kathleen Cahill
Directed By: Kyle Fabel
In a land rich with history, two women are thrown together by a diplomatic crisis. Thirty years later, a chance encounter by their daughters leads to revelations of a shared past. An invigorating drama about the power words have to reveal truths as well as hide them, and ultimately to bridge a cultural divide.

1st rehearsal: 8/23/11
1st preview: 9/15/11
Opening: 9/18/11
Closing: 10/9/11

Played by the same actor:
Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century Persian Poet
Iranian Pool Attendant
A Persian Man

Played by the same actor:
Mike – an American, early 30’s An Adventurer Smoker, very masculine, built like a bull
Kermit Roosevelt – 30’s, a man of the 1950’s

Played by the same actor:
Ann Gillies – an American, 30’s. Unsentimental, athletic, smart
Emily Gillies – Ann’s daughter, 27. Hip, ambitious

Played by the same actor:
Shirin – Iranian, 30’s. Sophisticated, naïve, driven
Azadeh – Shirin’s daughter, 30’s. Brave, demanding.

The Voice of the Turtle
By John van Druten
Directed By: Carl Forsman
A moving, 1943 romantic comedy.

1st rehearsal: 12/13/11
1st Preview: 1/5/12
Opening: 1/8/12
Closing: 1/29/12

Sally Middleton – early 20’s, small, direct, naïve and very pretty
Olive Lashbrooke – late 20’s, smart and attractive, without being good looking, and rather gay
Bill Page – early 30’s, adult, quiet and attractive, military officer

Mrs. Whitney
By John Kolvenbach
Directed By: Kyle Fabel
A candid portrait of a 60-year-old woman with an idiosyncratic sense of romance. Mrs. Whitney seeks a cure for loneliness by tracking down her ne’er-do-well ex-husband, an irresponsible mess she kicked out over 20 years ago, sending her on an odyssey of surprising and sharply-funny encounters.

1st rehearsal: 2/21/12
1st Preview: 3/15/12
Opening: 3/18/12
Closing: 4/8/12

Margaret Whitney – 60’s
Francis – 60’s
Louisa – 40’s
Fin – 20’s
Tom Whitney – 60’s

By Michael Hollinger
Directed by: Charles Towers
When a famous novelist dies before finishing his masterwork, his devoted secretary completes the story on her own. Is she perpetrating a fraud, or does her insistent claim that she continues to receive his dictation after his passing hold some truth?

1st rehearsal: 3/27/12
1st Preview: 4/19/12
Opening: 4/22/12
Close: 5/13/12

Myra Babbage – late 30’s early 40’s
Franklin Woolsey – late 50’s early 60’s
Vivian Woolsey – same age as Woolsey, or slightly younger

Non-Traditional Casting:

Merrimack Repertory Theatre does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.

Visit Merrimack Repertory Theatre Online

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s