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April 30, 2013, 2:29 pm
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Merrimack Repertory Theatre would like to announce Local Equity Auditions for the 2013/14 Season. Details are listed below. MRT is a LORT D theatre in Lowell, MA.



2013/14 Season Local Auditions

Date:   Wednesday, May 15th, 2013


9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch 12p – 1p)



Merrimack Repertory Theatre

132 Warren St.

Lowell, MA 01852

*Please do not go to our performance venue. Auditions are being held at our rehearsal facility*

Casting Authority in Attendance:

Peter Crewe, Local Casting Director

Audition Requirements:

Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue.


No roles will be understudied


To Audition:

To schedule an audition please call or email:

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Casting Office:

978-654-7593 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or email:


Stage Management:

Merrimack Repertory Theatre currently has no open stage management positions for the 2013/14 season.

Shows and Available Roles:


God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza

Directed By: Kyle Fabel


1st rehearsal: 8/27/13

1st preview: 9/19/13

Opening: 9/22/13

Closing: 10/13/13


Alan Raleigh: Male, 40’s

Annette Raleigh: female, 40’s

Michael Novak: Male, 40’s

Veronica Novak: female, 40’s

Mrs. Mannerly

By Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed By: Mark Shanahan

In this tart but charming comedy, it is the fall of 1967 and young Jeffrey has just enrolled in a manners class taught by the formidable Helen Anderson Kirk, otherwise known as Mrs. Mannerly. Although society is rapidly changing, Jeffrey and his rival classmates must decide how far they will go to become the first student to achieve a perfect score on Mrs. Mannerly’s legendary final exam.


1st rehearsal:10/1/13

1st Preview: 10/24/13

Opening: 10/27/13

Closing: 11/17/13


Mrs. Mannerly: female, 60’s/70’s

Jeffery: Male or female: 30’s to 50’s *plays ten different characters ranging from middle school aged kids older adults


Stella and Lou

By Bruce Graham

Directed by: Charles Towers

No roles available

Equally Divided

By Ronald Harwood

Directed By: Charles Towers

Edith has taken care of her bitter, elderly mother and indulged the old woman’s antiquing habit for years. Now that mum has passed away, she just wants what she deserves, except her wealthy, eccentric, good-for-nothing sister Renata wants her half too. A comedy about a woman in a moral quandary.


1st rehearsal: 12/17/13

1st preview: 1/9/14

Opening: 1/12/14

Closing: 2/2/14


Edith Taylor: female, late 50’s

Renata Taylor: female, early 50’s

Charles Mowbray: male, mid 50’s, slightly scruffy, still handsome

Fabian Hill: male, Fifty or more

Play is set in England RP accent helpful


The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

By Angelo Parra

Directed By: Joe Brancato

No roles available.

Talley’s Folly

By Lanford Wilson

Directed by: Kyle Fabel


1st rehearsal: 2/25/13

1st Preview: 3/20/13

Opening: 3/23/13

Closing: 4/13/13


Matt Friedman: male, 42

Sally Talley: female, 31

The Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

By Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

No roles available.

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.

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