The Ritz Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for our Workshop Production of an original piece, “Spy House” Written by Alex Wilke and Directed by Bruce A. Curless.
Audition Date: Sunday, July 8th
Audition Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Ritz Theatre Studio (upstairs)
It’s the dark days of World War II and the British government has a problem, what to do with their agents trained for espionage but too unreliable or incompetent to go? Answer – tuck them away in a manor house in the Scottish highlands where they can’t hurt themselves or the war effort. In Alex Wilkie’s rollicking farce, Spy House, four of these “broken” spies discover that one of their own may be a Nazi agent bent keeping them permanently out of service. Oh, and one officer is running an illegal gambling scheme, two spies are hiding their affair and three days of rain have cut off the house from the outside world. A hilarious evening ensues as these desperate spies determine who should be trusted and who should be busted.
We are looking to fill the following roles:
Harry Walters – 20s-30s – German spy dropped into Scotland. Speaks with a lower class British accent. (He was originally a crook from Leeds caught in France after the war started and offered money by the Germans to spy for them.) Should be physically fit, suave and good looking.
Tom Hopp – 20s-30s – A German airman who accidentally dropped into Scotland along with Walters. Speaks English fairly well but with a German accent that he passes off as “Norwegian.” He should appear different than Walters. Perhaps shorter and heavier. Opposite of Walters, he is often unsure of himself, clumsy and nervous.
Pierre LeFaire – 20s-40s – A French secret agent confined to the Spy House. He is loud, emotional and thoroughly patriotic to the French cause. Speaks with a French accent.
Carol Briscoe – 20s-30s – Another spy detained at the Spy House. Lover of Jane Green. She should be physically fit, witty and confident. A Canadian, she speaks with an American/Canadian accent.
There will be cold readings from the script. Please note that this is a non-paying Workshop for our New Play Development Initiative with performances October 5, 6 & 7, 2018. Rehearsals will be Saturdays @ 10 a.m. and Monday/Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested should email their headshot and resume to The Ritz Theatre Casting Director, David M. Mooney-Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to put Spy House Auditions in the subject line.