AuditionsTNT depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season.

Auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater.

Information regarding upcoming auditions will be posted here as it becomes available.

NOTE:  We continue to function accordance with current governmental guidelines with regards to masks, distancing, etc . . .

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AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS!

Sunday, July 7th from 5PM to 7PM, Tuesday, July 9th from 6PM to 8PM

Location: Trumbull New Theatre (5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, OH 44446)

Performance dates: September 6-22, 2024

Directed by: B. Bunker

Audition Info

Roles: 7 Males and 2 Females – 18 and over only.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN / NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Be prepared to read from the script.  Suggested to bring a prepared joke or story to share.

WARNING: Script is peppered with intense swearing.

THE STORY: “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is a comedic masterpiece by Neil Simon that offers a glimpse into the chaotic world of television comedy writing in the 1950s. Set in the writers’ room of a popular variety show, the play follows a group of eccentric and talented writers as they navigate the challenges of creating comedic gold while dealing with the pressures of network censorship and the looming threat of McCarthyism. Led by their fearless leader, Max Prince, whose larger-than-life personality and unpredictable behavior keep everyone on their toes, the writers must band together to fend off interference from network executives and maintain their creative integrity. Filled with witty banter, rapid-fire jokes, and heartfelt moments, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the power of laughter in the face of adversity.

 

Characters

Lucas Brickman: Lucas has just started his second week as a writer on The Max Prince show. He’s on a four-week “try-out” contract. He’s very much “the new guy” among an already-legendary writing staff, trying to fit in, become one of the group, and impress everyone enough to be hired permanently. He is also among the least neurotic of the bunch.

Milt Fields: Milt is a rapid-fire joke machine. He considers himself to be a cheap “wholesaler” among the other writers, who are “Tiffany” quality. Highly insecure, he tries to stand out by dressing flamboyantly and attempting to be a ladies’ man.

Val Slotsky: Val is the senior member of the staff, and the most politically aware of the bunch. As a Russian Immigrant, he speaks with a strong accent. He is self-deprecating in an-your-face kind of way. He states his philosophy in the play: All humor is based on hostility.

Brian Doyle: A chain smoker and heavy drinker, Brian epitomizes the cynical, hard-living writer. He’s acerbic, bitter and has grandiose ideas that, any moment now, Hollywood will come calling. He and Ira are constantly at each other’s throats.

Kenny Franks: Kenny is the golden boy of the group – highly respected by all even though he’s the youngest, he’s sophisticated, worldly and self-assured.

Carol Wyman: Carol is the lone woman on the writing staff. She is a veteran of the industry, having survived, and thrived, in this male-dominated environment. In the first act, she’s been trying to get pregnant. In the second act, it is obvious she has succeeded. She is more mature and self-aware than most of her colleagues but is every bit as passionate and quick-witted.

Max Prince: Max Prince is the star of the most popular show on television: The Max Prince Show. Like the characters he plays each week on camera, He is larger than life off camera as well. When he enters a room, he FILLS the room. He has a brilliant madness to him that is exacerbated by his use of alcohol and sleeping pills to fight his perpetual insomnia; increasingly, it either dissipates into disorientation or devolves into out-and-out paranoia. He is a comic genius with a work ethic that is equally impressive. He is a serious professional – and a seriously funny man. He does everything with gusto, exuberance, passion, and abandon.

Helen: Helen is the quintessential secretary for the group. She is kind-hearted and in awe of the talent she is privileged to be so close to. Her dream is to become a comedy writer herself. Unfortunately, she does not possess an ounce of comedic talent. But she is amiable and, although she is uneducated, she is self-possessed and unafraid to speak her mind.

Ira Stone: Ira is the most annoying member of the writing team – by far. He is a chronic hypochondriac and shameless attention seeker who is also extremely argumentative. Although he is late for work every day, and generally disruptive it is always he who is the victim. Unfortunately, he is also extremely funny and very inventive. If you don’t kill him, you kind of like him. He and Brian are always at each other’s throats.


MYSTERY/DINNER EVENTS:

We are in the planning stages for more Mystery/Dinner events.  You need to be available for a handful of rehearsals, be able to learn lines and develop character independently, and be capable of improv with random comments from audience.

We are currently putting together productions in April/May

If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa ASAP.  [email protected]


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