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Arena Civic Theatre invites you to audition no matter your level of experience with theater. In general, open auditions are held four months prior to the production date. Depending on the director, auditions usually consist of reading lines from a script.

If a musical, be prepared to sing a song. You may bring music or sing a song from the production for which you are auditioning. If dancing is required for a role, a choreographer may demonstrate steps and movements to be recreated by you.

Arena Civic Theatre Announces Auditions for:

Six Degrees of Separation
By John Guare
Directed by Tony Jones
Produced by Megan Healey


Wednesday, 12/14/16 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 12/15/16 at 6:30 PM
The Bangs Community Center – 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst.
From Dramatists Play Service:
“Winner of the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. No subject is left untouched in this comic, fast-paced and affecting piece. The title refers to a statistical theory which states that any two people in the world can be connected through only six other people. The play is an examination of the threads of chance that link one person to another.”

Auditions for Arena Civic Theatre’s Six Degrees of Separation, will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, December 14-15 at 6:30pm. The audition will take place at The Bangs Community Center in Amherst and consist of cold readings chosen from the script. Rehearsals begin after the New Year and will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Amherst and Holyoke (not all actors will be called for every evening).

Available Roles: Total of 9m, 4w
Six Degrees of Separation will be presented at the White Church Community Center in Historic Deerfield, April 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30th of 2017.

Six Degrees of Separation is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Character Descriptions:

Paul - Early twenties, African American. A charming con artist desperate to be accepted into a world just beyond his grasp.

Flan - 44. A sophisticated art dealer walking a thin line between prosperity and crippling debt.

Ouisa - 43. Flan's wife, profoundly compassionate and supportive, but forced to question everything about her lifestyle by Paul's impact.

Geoffrey - Fifties. A wealthy British industrialist from South Africa. A potential client of Flan's.

Kitty and Larkin - a couple in their forties, longtime friends of Flan and Ouisa.

Dr. Fine - Fifties. Another victim of Paul's cons.

Tess - Flan and Ouisa's rebellious daughter.

Woody - Flan and Ouisa's son.

Ben - Kitty and Larkin's son.
Doug - Dr. Fine's son.

Rick and Elizabeth - a young couple from the Midwest, moved to New York to pursue their dreams of stardom.

Trent - a former classmate of Tess, Woody, Ben, and Doug.