Auditions for "Nice Girl" by Melissa Ross will be held Sunday, October 17, and Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn, located at the corner of Park Blvd. and Butterfield Road. You need attend only one of these two days. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Wednesday, October 20, at 7 pm in the same location.
YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED against the COVID-19 virus to audition for this play. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for any participation at Village Theatre Guild and may be validated with a copy of your vaccination card or the card itself. Masks are required at all times while waiting to read and may be removed while reading. All VTG staff are fully vaccinated. VTG has instituted many protocols to address mitigation efforts against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have improved the air filtration in our space, enhanced cleaning procedures, and have made hand sanitizers available throughout the theatre.
"Nice Girl" synopsis: Josephine Rosen is stuck. It is 1984 in suburban Boston and Jo is 37, single, a secretary and still living with her mother. This is not the life she imagined for herself. A chance encounter with an attractive former schoolmate and a new friendship with a brash, fun-loving co-worker just might provide the momentum she needs to make a change. But needless to say, life is full of curveballs.
Josephine ("Jo") Rosen (F) 37, smart, funny, dependable and dutiful, appears to be the "nice girl" from the outside. Inside desperately wanting to change her life, but defined by past choices and torn by conflicting loyalties.
Donny Moretti (M) 38, a butcher, separated from his wife, a father of two teens. Charming, a ladies' man, a flirt and a kidder. Is he a cad or just confused? Trying to figure out where to go with his life.
Sherry (F) 34, secretary who works with Jo, divorced mother. Funny, flamboyant and foul-mouthed. Outgoing and high spirited. Looking for a man and a new career. Misguided but big-hearted.
Francine (F) 68, Jo's mother, a shut-in. Has had a lot of loss in her life. Loves her daughter, but is controlling, manipulative and dependent. Strong-willed. Afraid of losing her daughter.
A Boston accent is not required, but would be a plus. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required. No audition appointments are necessary.
The production will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January 14 - February 5, 2022.
Please be prepared to list ALL conflicts with our rehearsal schedule that will be available on the audition form.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides are available on the Village Theatre Guild website at http://villagetheatreguild.com/productions/auditions.