Marion Art Center casting for summer production

Apr 16, 2018

The Marion Art Center is holding open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of "Seascape," by Edward Albee. The play is a drama in two acts, about a retired couple enjoying a day at the beach when they meet a sea creature couple. The witty dialogue examines the theories of evolution and what it means to be human.

The play won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1975 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m., and on Sunday, May 13, at 7 p.m., at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St.

Performances will be Thursday, August 9; Friday, August 10; and Saturday, August 11, as well as Thursday, August 16;  Friday, August 17; and Saturday, August 18. All performances will start at 7:30 p.m.

Director Kate Fishman will be casting one male and one female who appear above age 60, and one male and female who are comfortable in body fitting costumes and physically agile.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script, and actors auditioning for the parts of the sea creatures will be asked to perform on all fours; they may also be asked to make sound effects. No prior acting experience is necessary. Both accomplished and aspiring actors are encouraged to audition.

Selected participants can expect two to three week-day rehearsals during June, July and early August.

Rehearsal scheduling will be flexible and take actors’ needs into consideration.

This is community theater and, as such, no compensation is offered for these roles.

Marion Art Center, started in 1957, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the performing and visual arts. For more information, contact the Marion Art Center at 508-748- 1266,, or visit