Audition Notice: Social Security

By Andrew Bergman
Directed by Rachael H W Pugh
Produced by Renee Delgado-Rose
​Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French
Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; March 19-21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Audition Location: 
Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008
Performance Dates: 
May 19th - June 10th, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Please note: There may be one double show Saturday to be confirmed before auditions
Audition Requirements: 

Please be prepared to read from the script. Audition sides will be provided. Please bring a list of any possible rehearsal conflicts. Any conflicts must be discussed and approved by the Director before casting decisions are made. No performance conflicts will be accepted. Auditions are open call, there is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

David and Barbara are busy living their lavish, Manhattan lifestyle as top art dealers, when everything suddenly goes from “upscale” to “upside-down!” Barbara’s stuffy sister, Trudy, and CPA brother-in-law, Martin, show up and drop a bombshell of an announcement about their perfect daughter, who’s currently away at college. Of course, the news means leaving their overbearing, meddling “yenta” of a mother with David ad Barbara while they race to save their little girl. With everything out of place, and no end in sight, the duo is thrown yet another curveball when their top client, the esteemed artist Maurice, shows up for a visit. Hilarity ensues as David and Barbara attempt to keep themselves ahead of each new surprise. Art may be in the eye of the beholder…but family is invariable!

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Contact Producer Renee Delgado-Rose at

Character Breakdown: 
David (late 40s-50s)  A very successful art dealer with his business partner, and wife, Barbara.  He enjoys the finer things but is not an elitist. While David can be a bit of a show off at times, he would never admit it and it even comes off as charming.  He cares about his wife’s family but tries to stay neutral leaving Barbara to handle the bulk of their issues.  Of course, at some point, poor David can’t help but be thrown into his married family’s dynamic.
Barbara (late 40s-50s)  A very successful art dealer with her business partner, and husband, David.  She loves her family, but prides herself in being different from them and successful in business. Although no one knows her family better than her, she is always surprised by their antics.  She is always happy to help, but would prefer to help financially than actually live with them.  Leans on David for emotional support but is tough in her own right anywhere else.
Trudy (late 40s - 50s)  Barbara’s sister. She is the definition of codependent, prudish and conservative.  She does not approve of what she views as her sister’s frivolous lifestyle.  Trudy has cared for their aging mother nonstop while somehow managing to overwhelm her college aged daughter with overbearing and overprotective motherly love and concern.  Trudy knows best, always, and what she says goes, until it just doesn’t.
Martin (late 40s-50s)  Trudy’s husband.  CPA, Glen Plaid Suits, also overprotective of their daughter, but mostly takes Trudy’s lead.  On the surface he is perfectly suited for his wife, but is there something more to him?  Maybe Martin knows how to carve out a little “me time” after all.
Sophie (70s-80s) It is easy to characterize Sophie as a stereotypical Jewish mother, partly because she is, but she is so much more.  Sophie is full of surprises once she is free from Trudy’s leash.  Even though she is considered elderly, Sophie reminds us that life is for the living and it’s never too late to start.  She definitely enjoys making her girls suffer a little bit, maybe it’s payback, maybe it’s just fun.  One thing is for sure, she loves her girls and knows what’s best for them! Walks with a walker (thump thump thump!)
Maurice (80s-90)  Internationally renowned artist.  Although he is a man of the world, he has never forgotten where he started.  He looks at the familiar with fondness and respect, without an arrogance that many in his place would possess.  Maurice sees the beauty in the world and shares it with others.  He may move slowly, but once he gets going, you better keep up.