Auditions for Animales Nocturnos / Nocturnal

Animales Nocturnos / Nocturnal

Juan Mayorga, translated by David Johnston

Director: Elizabeth Jimenez

Producer: Matt FitzGerald and Deb Zimmer

Audition Dates & Times:  Sunday, January 13 from 7-9 pm

Audition Venue: Patio Playhouse Theater – On Kalmia at Grand Ave. Behind Vinz Wine Bar

Callbacks by invitation – Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm

If you are unavailable for these audition times please email the producer:


April 26-May 19 (Fri, Sat, 8pm; Sun 2pm)

Venue:  Patio Playhouse Theater

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

Please note this production will require performances in both English and Spanish.

This is the US premiere of Animales Nocturnos by Juan Mayorga and the West-Coast premiere of Nocturnal translated by David Johnston

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (in both English and Spanish). Come at any time between 7 and 9pm.

Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them and come prepared to provide a list of schedule conflicts.


Blackmail. It’s such a dirty word. All Short Man wants is a friend. Someone to go for a drink with, someone who’s always there to listen. All Tall Man wants is his identity as an illegal immigrant kept secret, and so he agrees to become Short Man’s friend. But Tall Man is about to find out just what a high price he has paid to buy his blackmailer’s silence.

Available Roles:

Tall Man – Intellectual immigrant working a menial job. Well-read, knowledgeable and intelligent. Is blackmailed by Short Man. Married to Tall Woman.

Tall Woman – Immigrant. Intelligent and knows several languages. Translates books from home. Married to Tall Man. Becomes infatuated with a man in a hat.

Short Man – Tinkerer. Good with his hands and at fixing things. Socially awkward. Discovers Tall Man’s immigrant status and blackmails him into a sort of friendship. Married to Short Woman

Short Woman – Has trouble sleeping. Is married to Short Man, who takes care of all her needs. Listless and without motivation or purpose.