Bad Auditions... On Camera

Written by  Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen)
Directed by Olivia Heulitt & Kyle Johnson
Produced by Jeremy Zeller
Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Audition Dates & Times: 

May 9, 2020 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. via zoom - appointment required.
To make an appointment, please fill out this form, and the Producer Jeremy Zeller will send you your audition appointment time.

Audition Location: 

Zoom (Link will be provided.)

Performance Dates: 

June 12, 13, & 14 - Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

Audition Requirements: 

Email Show Producer Jeremy Zeller at  to make an appointment. Auditions will be readings from the script. 

Plot Summary: 

A casting director has one day to find an actor to fill the role of a lawyer in a crime procedural. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes stage thespians who can't tone it down for the screen, performers completely unable to keep themselves in frame, and an actor who seems to believe this is a toothpaste commercial.
The audience will vote for the actor that they think would be the best choice.

For More Information: 

Please contact Show Producer Jeremy Zeller at

Character Breakdown: 

Casting Director is on screen the whole show, with Roger showing up in-between auditions.  The other 11 characters are auditioners who each have a short audition, about one page, and then a potential outro scene if they are “cast” by audience votes.

CASTING DIRECTOR - Female (30s - 50s)
Under a lot of pressure, exasperated

ROGER - Male (20s - 30s)
Assistant, over enthusiastic, go-getter

GINA MARIE - Female (30s)
Stereotypical Staten Island mother of 13 year old arsonist

KELLIN - Open Gender (Open age)
Over the top Shakespearean actor

TANDY - Open Gender (20s - 30s)
Intense and very energetic, must speak quickly intelligible and unintelligibly

JEFF - Male (20s - 30s)
Cocky, bro, TV Fanatic

CARMEN - Female (Late teens - early 20s)
Social media influencer

GREG - Male (20s)
Earnest but can’t stay in frame for his life

WENDY - Open Gender (Open age)
Commercial actor

PHYLLIS - Open Gender (Open age)
Amazing actor, thinks they are garbage

RORY - Open Gender (Open age)
Serious actor, “oddly” dressed, but doesn’t think so

TOM - Male (50s - 60s)
Roger’s dad, bad with technology, does community theater

UMA - Female (Open age)
Amazing actress, off-book but gets words wrong, exhausted