WHEN: August 15-16, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
WHERE: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark’s Players is proud to announce we are back in-person with auditions for our first production of the 2022-2023 season: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.
The show will run for nine in-theater performances October 7-22, including one Saturday matinee.
Auditions are August 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St, SE), with call-backs August 18.
For auditions, please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue of your choice. You are also welcome to use a monologue from the show, which can be found HERE. Please fill out an audition form if you are planning to audition. The form also includes more information about St. Marks, the show, and our COVID policies. We also recommend that you reserve an audition time slot before coming.
Winner of the 2013 Tony for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!
St. Mark’s Players is open casting for all roles, including all gender identities, races, ages, sexual orientations, and experience levels. St Mark’s Players is committed to provide more relevant programming, develop stronger educational programs, provide sensitivity training to it’s staff, and open countless equal opportunities for all people of color, race, age, disability, gender identity and belief.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Character List
Vanya: 40-50s, lives in Bucks County with Sonia, his adopted sister; resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia
Sonia: early 40-50s, lives in Bucks County with Vanya; discontent, upset, regretful
Masha: 40-50s, Vanya and Sonia’s sister; a B-list movie actress who gallivants around the world
Spike: 20s-30s, Masha’s new companion; an aspiring actor who’s very attractive but self absorbed
Nina: 20s-30s, niece of Vanya and Sonia’s neighbors; an energetic and sincere would-be actress who is star struck by Masha
Cassandra: Vanya and Sonia’s odd housekeeper; a soothsayer who often makes ominous predictions