Grandstreet Theatre

Auditions for Buyer and Cellar

Auditions for Buyer and Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking one actor for their upcoming Studio Theatre production of the acclaimed one man play; Buyer and Cellar.  

Audition Information

Grandstreet Theatre is accepting video audition submissions from March 15, 2017 through March 29, 2017.  Please submit a video audition that includes the Buyer and Cellar Audition Monologue, available for download on our website, more information below.  

Rehearsal Dates

End of May 2017 – Early June 2017

This is a quick and flexible rehearsal process. Because Buyer and Cellar is a one man show, the rehearsal schedule will be tailored to the availability of the actor who is cast in the role.  If the actor is available for daytime rehearsals, the rehearsal process could be as short as two weeks.  If the actor is only available for evening rehearsals, the rehearsal process would probably lengthen to three or more weeks.  Please include specific daytime rehearsal availability in your audition email. 

Performance Dates

June 15, 2017 – June 25, 2017 / 10 performances total

What to Send

Please send your audition video to Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at [email protected]

Please include the following in the body of your email:

Name, Address, Phone, Email, Birthdate, Brief Performance Resume and any known schedule conflicts between May 21, 2017 and June 25, 2017 (please be as specific as possible)

Video Audition Submissions must be received by March 29, 2017 by 5:00 PM

What to Prepare

Please send a video audition via email that includes a performance of the monologue available here:  If you are interested in reading the entire script, please email Jeff at [email protected] to request a copy.  

Seeking the Following Roles

Alex More (Male, older than 20 and younger than 40) An out of work actor who is hired to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement.  Alex is funny, playful, and an excellent story teller.  The actor will play several characters in the show including his boyfriend Barry, Barbra’s assistant Sharon, and even Barbra Streisand herself.  With a simple shift of focus and an alteration of his voice, Alex embodies the essence of the other characters in the show.  

About the Show

Alex More has a story to tell, and he’s taking the audience along for the ride.  A struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand.  One day, the lady of the house comes downstairs to play.  It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?  Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy with one actor playing all the roles, including Barbra herself!  This crowd-pleasing fantasy is so delightfully absurd, you’ll wish it were true!