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Got 10 Minutes? Come Down to Acme and Join the Fun.

Always wanted to get up on stage? Already an acting veteran looking for a fun role to play? Perhaps performing a role for the first time EVER sounds intriguing. Whatever the reason, come on down to Acme and audition to be a part of our fifteenth annual

New Works Winter Festival XV Auditions:

When: Sunday November 22nd and Monday November 23rd at 7:00pm
Where: Acme Theater @ ArtSpace Maynard. 61 Summer St. Maynard, MA
Why: 20 scripts of fresh, never before stages material awaits!
No prior acting experience is necessary, and anyone interested between the ages of 16 and "ageless" is welcome and encouraged to audition.
The Festival runs January 8, 9, and 15, 16, 2016


Doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Celia Couture
November 20 – December 12
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm,
Sunday 11/29 at 3pm)

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. We are looking for an ensemble that is collaborative in bringing this fantasy world--and the characters enmeshed in it—to life.

Audition dates: Sunday, November 29th and Wednesday December 2nd at 7pm

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Familiarity with the text is strongly encouraged. For questions, please email the director at

Jean – 30s to 40s. A loner who is empathetic, curious, good-hearted but yet impulsive. She is drawn into Gordon’s world by happenstance, but then makes it her life’s mission to memorialize a man she never knew, to the point of utter fabrication. Requires also light stage combat.

Gordon – 40s to early 50s. The Dead Man. Appears in reflection. Mysterious, worldly and charming. A businessman in a rather amoral line of work. Confident and unapologetic for whom he was and what he has done in life.

Mrs. Gottlieb – 60s to 70s. Gordon’s mother. An aristocratic, domineering matriarch. Has high standards. Unfiltered in thoughts and opinions. Mourns her son deeply.

Hermia – 30s to 50s. Gordon’s widow. Emotionally estranged. Struggling to make peace in how her life and marriage turned out.

Dwight – 30s to 40s. Gordon’s brother. Lived his life as the forgotten member of the family. Quiet, unassuming as well as passionate and caring. Yearns for connection, which he finds with Jean.

The Other Woman – 20s to 40s. Gordon’s lover in act I and the airport stranger in act II. Mysterious, alluring and sophisticated. A lethal femme fatale with multiple personas. Requires comfort in accents and some stage combat.

Ensemble – 3 to 4 actors, various genders and ages. Will be integral to keep the story moving. They will serve as occasional non-speaking backdrop characters within scenes and assisting with scene transitions. Will also be featured in the cell phone “ballet” (coordinated movement). Should feel comfortable moving through space purposefully.