Auditions for Wait Until Dark


Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Director: Jacob Hatch
Producer: Matt FitzGerald

Audition Dates & Times:  July 30 and 31, 7-9pm
Audition Venue: Patio Playhouse Theater – On Kalmia at Grand Ave. Behind Vinz Wine Bar
Callbacks by invitation – August 5, 7-10pm

Performances: October 5-28, 2018. Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Venue:  Patio Playhouse Theater

This is a non-equity, volunteer position.

Audition instructions:
Please come prepared with a 1 to 2 minute monologue, dramatic or comedic, and be prepared for some brief character work.
Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them and come prepared to provide a list of schedule conflicts.

A sinister con-man, and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they must posses, to the apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Through cleverly constructed deception they each make their way into Susy’s home and attempt to recover it. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues that will have the audience on the edge of their seats till the final shocking end. An incredible story with plenty of action, wonderful possibilities for actors to truly stretch their craft, and to create unique characters. All roles except Susy and Gloria open to gender swap if strong character style is present.

Available Roles:

Susan Hendrix – still adjusting to her new blindness. Fierce and strong yet frightened and at odds with the world. She is no shrinking violet. She can hold her own despite her handicap. Must be comfortable with the extreme physicality the role requires. Experience with fight choreography is a plus.

Harry Roat Jr. – creepy and conniving con-man. Easily recognizable as a bad person. Character work is key. Also must be comfortable with extreme physicality. Experience with fight choreography is a plus. 

Mike Talman – a friend of Sam’s. Helpful and loyal yet there is more to him than meets the eye.

Sgt. Carlino – a con-man. Is used to playing the “heavy”. Imbues an aura of the police type and uses that to his benefit. Brawn over brains.

Sam Hendrix – Susan’s husband. A good man yet sometimes firm to a fault. Works as a photographer.

Gloria – the neighbor. An annoying pre-teen. Wears glasses and is ashamed of them. Helps Susan with household chores.