Compass Theatre
Wellesley Girl

Pay: Yes


Compass Theatre is seeking submissions for the role of Donna in its up-coming production of Wellesley Girl by Brandon Pelsue and directed by James Fleming.

It is 2465. American Politics hasn't changed much. Except that "America" is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel due to a global environmental disaster. The population is so small that everyone is a member of Congress. An unidentified army has encamped at the border. All members of Congress must move beyond personal agendas and petty bickering and decide the nation's fate. And it is snowing.

This is a play about politics, and like politics, it's funny until it suddenly isn't.

Character Description:
Donna- 55-65 African-American. She represents the whole of the Supreme Court, tries to listen and be constitutional in her decisions. There is a grandeur to her as she tries to capture the weight of her decisions but doesn't like being this responsible. Also needs excellent comedic skills.

Pay: AEA: CAT tier 1 but weekly salary negotiable based on experience.
Non-Union $540

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals start right after Thanksgiving. First 3 weeks of rehearsal are at City Lit Theatre. The remaining rehearsals and performances will be in Theatre 3 at Theatre Wit. We are off several days for Christmas and New Years.

Show opens January 7th at Theatre Wit with 18 shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinee. One Tuesday evening performance 1/25.

Contact Info:

To submit for an audition please email Compass Theatre at with the subject line, "Wellesley Girl." Please include your headshot and resume. If selected for an audition, actors will given the script and asked to prepare and perform a side on video for a video submission

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