• Non-Equity
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Website Parker Players Theater Company

small. visionary. immersive.

Pay Rate: $400 stipend
Audition Date and Time: August 4th 5:00 - 6:30pm & August 5th 6:30 - 8:00pm
Audition Location: 540 W Northwest Highway Barrington IL 60010
Contact Person Email: jmchugh@parkerplayerstheater.org
Contact Person Name: Jennifer McHugh

Parker Players Theater Company is excited to announce auditions for Orphans by Lyle Kessler and directed by Richard Dominick.


The role of Harold is cast. Auditions are for the roles of Treat and Phillip only.

If audition slots are full, please know you are welcome to walk in during the audition time frame. Sign in when you arrive and you will be seen before the evening is over.


Two grown orphan brothers live in an old dilapidated row house in North Philadelphia – deserted in childhood by an unfaithful father and by the death of their mother.

Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home, trapped in a world of Starkist tuna sandwiches and jars of Hellman’s mayonnaise.

Treat, the older brother, a violent pickpocket and thief, unprepared to be Phillip’s protector, suffers from a severe fear of abandonment, mistrust and isolation.

Together they live in a world of illiteracy, innocence, violence, loneliness, and the need of a human touch.

And then one night, Treat kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turns the table on the two brothers and in a strange, hilarious, frightening and moving way puts himself into the role of teacher, healer and surrogate parent. The Chicago gangster, an orphan himself, becomes their long lost father figure

Material to Prepare:

We at Parker Players Theater Company look forward to seeing those who will audition.

If you have a headshot bring it - and definitely bring a resume.

In the words of director Richard Dominick, "Do NOT come with a monologue nor immediately launch into performing a monologue unless your goal is to kill me."

If we want you to read, it will be something cold from the script.

In most cases, the first round of auditions will be talking about your theatre history and about your thoughts on Orphans.

In other words, bring a resume and yourself.

We’ll take it from there.

Time Commitment:

Cast will be called for rehearsals during weekday evenings and occasional weekends. Schedule will be based on cast availability.

Rehearsals will start Tuesday September 3 and will be held at 540 W Northwest Highway Barrington, IL 60010

Performances will be at 540 W Northwest Highway Barrington, IL 60010

Tech Week (no conflicts): 10/20 - 10/24

9 Performances (no conflicts) October 25, 26, 27 November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

Character Type/Restrictions:


The role of Harold is cast. Auditions are for the roles of Treat and Phillip only.

Phillip - early to mid 20’s, slight build, child-like, is highly knowledgeable about some subjects but knows little about anything else.. Longs for “encouragement”.

Treat - late 20’s. Tough guy though may be a wannabe tough guy. Quick tempered. Violent. Fear of intimacy. Prefers isolation to human interaction. Arrogant.

To apply for this job please visit www.signupgenius.com.