CVP holds Open Auditions for our productions, meaning they are open to anyone 18 yrs and older. No experience is required! CVP accepts both novice and experienced actors, and we provide a fun, casual and non-judgmental atmosphere. CVP is a non-equity community theatre that thrives on volunteers from the local community. CVP membership ($35/year) is required for everyone in a production.

Auditions consist of readings from selected scenes, called “cuts” or “sides”; scripts/sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions. Contact the director for an audition form, a copy of the script, or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time/date.

Auditions are held at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston MI 48348

COVID Protocols: Because the health and safety of our members is our first priority, CVP has adopted a temporary policy requiring all volunteers, cast and crew to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or able to provide a doctor’s note if there is a medical reason you cannot be vaccinated.

Upcoming Auditions

Ripcord

By David Lindsay-Abaire

 

Director: Karen McClellan, 248-462-3074, kmcclella@yahoo.com

 

Auditions will be held:

Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 7 PM 
Monday, August 29, 2022,  at 7 PM

 

 

2022 Performance Dates: November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

 

 

Synopsis:

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

 

 

Characters: (Ages are for reference, not required)

Abby Binder: Female, 60-89 – she is blunt, no-nonsense, and stern and she uses her biting humor to prohibit people from getting close to her; her past has left her with a simmering bitterness.

 

 

Marilyn Dunne: Female, 60-89 – Abby is infuriatingly chipper, a chatterbox roommate, and a warm and pleasant personality who always means the best; her strength lies in her ability to always keep her chipper cool, even in extreme situations.

 

 

Benjamin/Lewis/Clown: Male, 30-49 – Benjamin: The estranged son of Abby; reclusive and shy; rough around the edges; a former addict who has relapsed many times. Lewis: Marilyn’s son, who is also a skydiving instructor; knowledgeable and lively. Clown: An actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown that tries to steal and eat a baby.

 

 

Scotty: Male, 20-39 – A bright, dedicated, and committed resident aide; an aspiring actor; he is trying to do his job to the best of his ability and make Marilyn and Abby happy.

 

 

Colleen/Woman in White: Female, 30-49 – Colleen: The bright, fierce, sunny, lighthearted, perky, quirky, and caring daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek; high-energy like her mother. Woman in White: An actress in a haunted house who is trying to save her baby from the Clown.

 

 

Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man: Male, 30-49 – Derek: Colleen’s other half, literally and figuratively; more realistic and reserved than his wife; always cautious and worried. Zombie Butler: An actor who is leading the haunted house tour. Also plays Masked Man.