Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION

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Role requirements may vary with each production. Please continue to visit this page for updated requirements and dates as audition dates near. If you having questions regarding any auditions or productions, or are interested in helping backstage or with front of house for any production, please contact our Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org and indicate what show you have questions about or would like to assist with.


The Gin Game


Auditions for D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game

Directed by Caroline Carr. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 3rd at 7pm and Monday, August 4th at 7 pm . No audition appointments are needed; the show is open to any and all who wish to audition.

Auditions will be held at the theatre at 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Ga 30263.

The Gin Game, by Donald L. Coburn, is a TONY-Award winning play. The plot revolves around Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, when they strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other's company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller's inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.
While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin games, as each player tries to expose the other's weaknesses, to belittle the other's life, and to humiliate the other thoroughly.

Those interested will be asked to do a one –minute monologue, be it a play or an essayist, as well as cold readings from the script. Auditioners need to be comfortable with playing older characters, as the two characters in the show are senior citizens. The director will be considering any who audition, but the ability to play ‘older’ will weigh heavily in the auditioner’s favor. The show will be presented in the Black Box Theatre, so ‘age’ makeup will be very limited. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

Weller Martin – age 65 – 80 – very ‘crotchety’ old man, opinionated and headstrong, used to getting his own way. He is a lonely man in a senior living facility. He finds himself to be very funny, but not many others do.

Fonsia Dorsey – age 65 – 60 – a nice old woman who doesn’t make friends easily. She likes to talk about anything and everything. She, too, is a lonely resident of a senior living facility. 

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.

If you have any questions about these auditions or the production, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at

artistic-director@newnantheatre.org




Audition Dates for 2014-2015 Season

Note: Dates are subject to change based on the director's availability. 

The audition information will be posted once Newnan Theatre Company has the audition information from the director.

All auditions will start at 7pm, unless noted by the director, or Newnan Theatre Company.

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Sordid Lives Audition dates: June 29 & 30, 2014 Show dates: August 28 - September 7, 2014

The Gin Game Audition dates: August 3 & 4, 2014 Show dates: September 25 - October 5, 2014

The Rocky Horror Show Audition dates: September 2 & 3, 2014 Show dates: October 23 - November 2, 2014

Prelude to a Kiss Audition dates: September 14 & 15, 2014 Show dates: November 13 - 23, 2014

A Christmas Carol Audition dates: September 28 & 29, 2014 Show dates: December 4 - 14, 2014

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a "Christmas Carol" Audition Dates: October 5 & 6, 2014 Show dates: December 16 - 21, 2014

Almost Maine Audition dates: November 16 -17, 2014 Show dates: January 22 - February 1, 2015

Twelve Angry Men Audition dates: December 28 & 29, 2014 Show dates: February 26 - March 8, 2015

Into the Woods Audition dates: January 4 & 5, 2015 Show dates: March 19 - 29, 2015

American Buffalo No auditions. Show dates: April 16 - 26, 2015



If you have additional questions, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind for any show to performers of any age.  

Newnan Theatre Company does not pay performers for any of our productions at this time.

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If you have questions about auditions or this production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.