Pride & Prejudice
by Jane Austin, adapted by Kate Hamill
directed by Gina Stanton
produced by Nicole Stanton
Mrs. Bennet / Servants...
Jane / Miss De Borough...
Lydia / Lady Catherine...
Charlotte Lucas / Mr. Bennet...
Mr. Bingley / Mary...
Mr. Collins / Wickham / Miss Bingley...
Stage Manager: Laura Braun
Assistant Stage Manager: Sharon Wolff
Audio Lord: Aidan Conlan
Please complete this audition form!
In-person Audition Dates:
Friday, April 14 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 15 from 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment by emailing PhoenixTheatreArtsCo@gmail.com. (Additional audition times are available earlier in the week if needed!)
If needed, callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday, April 15 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.
Location for auditions, rehearsals and performances: Seton Auditorium at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1377 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY.
Video auditions will be accepted via email at PhoenixTheatreArtsCo@gmail.com.
A monologue from the play (options here) or any short comedic monologue.
At auditions, you will also be asked to read sides from the play - feel free to browse some of the possibilities here!
Rehearsals will begin on April 18. Our planned rehearsal schedule is Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6:30-9:30 PM, with an increase in rehearsals during July for tech rehearsals and rehearsals. Not all cast will be called to all rehearsals.
Friday July 7 at 7:30 PM
Saturday July 8 at 7:30 PM
Sunday July 9 at 2:00 PM
Friday July 14 at 7:30 PM
Saturday July 15 at 7:30 PM
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools… than the high-stakes game of love?
Actor 1: Female
JANE. Late 20s-early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet Daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing.
MISS de BOURGH. Lady Catherine's daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to the sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales.
Actor 2: Female
LIZZY. A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgment. Not especially beautiful. Very, very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents' marriage.
Actor 3: Female
LYDIA. 14. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others' behavior and eavesdropping.
LADY CATHERINE. Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant. Darcy's aunt and Collins's patroness.
Actor 4: Male
MR. DARCY. Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awlward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgment.
Actor 5: Male
MR. COLLINS. A pedantic, obtuse man. The original mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catherine.
WICKHAM. An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.
MISS BINGLEY. A very rich, very beautiful woman. Fancies herself witty.
Actor 6: Any Gender
MR. BINGLEY. Late 30s-40s. Love the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy's particular friend. Almost literally a dog.
MARY. The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark gothic Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attenion, or to make a point; may fancy that she is dying.
Actor 7: Any Gender
CHARLOTTE LUCAS. Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor.
MR. BENNET. The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Can be somewhat apathetic; probably a bit depressed, under everything. Enjoys antagonizing. Disappointed in marriage.
Actor 8: Any Gender
MRS. BENNET. The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac; when she's upset, she fancies that she's dying. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. She traumatizes her family with some regularity.
SERVANTS. (All servants with lines in this production happen to be male.)