THE STORY: Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, 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
SEEKING: Vanya: (Male 50s) Living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life more or less, at least compared to Sonia. An observer he holds a lot back, until he absolutely cannot anymore. Needs to have good comedic timing and a strong use of language. He has a pages-long monologue.
Sonia (Female early 50’s) Vanya and Masha’s adopted sister, living with Vanya in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful and resentful of Masha she yearns for something else out there. Must be able to do a “Maggie Smith” impersonation.
Masha (Female 50’s) Vanya’s biological sister, glamorous and successful movie actress who travels around the world. Wishes she had been a “classical actress.” Owns the house where Vanya and Sonia live. Has had five failed marriages, and has recently taken up with Spike.
Spike (Male early 20’s – early 30’s) Masha’s boy-toy, he’s an extremely handsome and fit aspiring actor. Self-absorbed and not the brightest, he spends a lot of time onstage in only his underwear.
Nina (Female early 20’s) Lovely, sincere, would-be actress, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck, energetic and hopeful for what the future holds for her and everyone else.
Cassandra (Female any age) A psychic and also Vanya and Sonia’s cleaning lady. Sometimes surprised by her own ability to predict the future, she’s kooky, fun but tells it how it is. Must have a strong use of language, as she has Greek Tragedy-style monologues.
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition
WHAT TO PREPARE: Auditions will be on a first come, first serve basis, no appointment is necessary, no monologue is required and sides will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume if available, but it is not required if you do not have one.