Grandstreet Theatre

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

Auditions for Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill / Based on the Novel by Jane Austen

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking actors for their upcoming play; Sense and Sensibility

Audition Dates

Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th / 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Those who audition should arrive at 6:30 but may not need to stay until 9:30.

You only need to attend one night of auditions.

There are potential callbacks on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th

Rehearsal Dates

November 20th, 2017 – February 11th, 2018

Rehearsals are flexible and are generally held Monday through Thursday evenings, with occasional Sunday rehearsals as needed.  There will be time off for major holidays.  Actors are only called to rehearsal when they are needed.

Performance Dates

January 26th, 2018 – February 11th, 2018

Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM / Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM

13 shows total during a three week run

Audition Location

Grandstreet Theatre Studio is located at 328 Fuller Avenue (downtown across from Valley Bank)

What to Prepare

No preparation is required to audition.  We will have monologues from the play that you will choose to perform upon arrival.

What to Bring

Those who audition must submit a Sense and Sensibility Audition Form on the night you audition.  Forms can be picked up at the Grandstreet Box Office (weekdays between noon and 5) or downloaded from our website:

Sense and Sensibility Audition Form Please come with your Audition Form already filled out.  This form has important calendar and schedule information that is necessary for the casting process.

Seeking the Following Roles

Elinor Dashwood – the eldest Dashwood sister; sensible

Marianne Dashwood – the middle Dashwood sister; sensitive

Margaret Dashwood – the youngest Dashwood sister; 12 – 14 years old

Mrs. Dashwood – mother to the Dashwood sisters

John Dashwood – half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side, no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood)

Edward Ferrars – a gentleman; a bachelor

Fanny Ferrars Dashwood – wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward; nasty

Colonel Brandon – An older bachelor

John Willoughby – An unusually handsome man

Sir John Middleton – country gentleman; distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood

Mrs. Jennings – a good natured, boisterous woman; mother in law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside

Lady Middleton – an over-bred lady

Lucy Steele – a young girl from no fortune

Robert Ferrars – a callow young man, Edward Ferrars’ younger brother

Plus an additional chorus of Gossips and Servants

*Actors may double and play more than one role

About The Show

A literary classic with a contemporary twist!  A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters; sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.  Set in gossipy 18th century England and told with a fresh female voice, Sense and Sensibility is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality.  “Inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious, Kate Hamill’s marvelous adaptation is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic.  Our Jane would have expressed her approval.”  This show will be directed by Retta Leaphart.  For questions or more information about the script, please contact Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at 442-4270 or email [email protected]