Auditions Open For Chatham Playhouse 22nd Annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival

The Chatham Community Players plans to hold open auditions for its 22nd annual Jersey Voices One-Act Festival, Thurs., June 2 and Wed., June 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm., at the Chatham Playhouse, in Chatham. Performances will take place on July 29 and 30, and Aug. 5-7. Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.

They are looking for men and women, ages 20 to 50, and one Iowa farm boy – late teens to early 20s – to fill roles for seven one-act plays. Actors may read from sides available at the auditions or they may present a monologue. For those who are interested in becoming familiar with the one-acts, full scripts will be available for reading at the Library of The Chathams – across the street from the Playhouse.

Presented One-Act Plays are:

“Bottle for a Special Occasion” by Bill Kovacsik: “What do you choose when you want a gift that keeps on giving?” A drama/comedy that needs one man, early 50’s, medium build and one woman, early 50’s, slight build.

“Paper Bell” by Ralph Greco, Jr.: “It’s the little moments that we share in life that are often the best.” A drama that needs one man, late 40’s- 50’s, soundman/assistant; one woman, mezzo-soprano with the Edison Phonograph Company, between mid 40’s to early 50’s; and one man late teens/early twenties, Iowa farm boy.

“Not Enough” by Chip Bolcik: “When in a marriage is anything enough?” A drama/comedy needed one man, one woman late 40’s to mid 50’s. In a long term marriage.

“One, Three, Two” by Michael Weems: “It’s a number’s game or is it?” A drama/comedy that needs one male in his early 30’s – late 40’s. Shut out from reality and doesn’t seem to care and one woman in her late 20’s – late 30’s. Caring and confused.

“Happily Ever After” by Jeanne Johnston: “It sounds like a good idea but how do you go from “will you marry me” to “happily ever after.” A drama/comedy needing one man – The Prince, 20s to 30s and one woman – The Princess, 20s.

“What Every Grown Son Wants his Mother To Know” by Joann Scanlon: “A birthday celebration becomes an educational event.” A comedy needing thee women 40s to 50’s and one man – 20’s.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. All roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, call Leslie Williams at (973) 769-3886 or email her at For additional information, visit

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