Auditions: The Boys in the Band

MMAS Proudly Announces Auditions for The Boys in the Band
By Mart Crowley
Directed by Daniel Kozar
Auditions will be held at the MMAS Black Box Theatre
888 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

Please contact the production stage manager Becky Price at BoysinthebandMMAS@gmail.com to schedule an audition time

Dates:
Auditions – Sunday, March 10th 2:00-5:00 PM
Callbacks – Tuesday, March 12th 7:00-10:00 PM
• Rehearsals Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays 7:00-10:00 Beginning March 31
• Actors will be called as needed and may not be called every rehearsal
• Rehearsals Increasing as production opening approaches –
• Performances – Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Audition Information:
• Seeking actors who identify as male, ages 21-45
• Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue
• Headshot and resume requested
• Audition form will confirm comfort with showing bare legs, bare chest and same gender kissing

Show Synopsis: Before there were marches, there was a band. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its 1st appearance on Broadway, this fiercely funny and groundbreaking play, The Boys in The Band is a true theatrical game-changer, that helped spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage – unapologetically and without judgment – in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them. 

Character Breakdown:

Harold celebrates his birthday. He becomes increasingly morose about losing his youthful looks and claims that he no longer can attract cute young men.

“Cowboy”, an attractive male prostitute who is “not too bright”, is one of Harold’s birthday presents.

Alan McCarthy is an unexpected party guest. Michael’s married college friend, he is visiting New York and anxious to tell Michael something but hesitant to do so in front of the others.

Michael is Harold’s “friend-enemy”, the host, and a lapsed Catholic as well as an alcoholic and is the catalyst for most of the drama of the play.

Donald is Michael’s “on again-off again” boyfriend who has moved from the city to Long Island to avoid the homosexual “lifestyle” and is undergoing psychoanalysis.

Bernard is an African-American, who still pines for the wealthy white boy in whose house his mother worked as a maid.

Emory is a flamboyant interior decorator. His often “over the top” sense of humor, serves to irritate others.

Larry, a fashion photographer who prefers a variety of sex partners.

Hank, Larry’s live-in boyfriend who has been married to a woman, he “passes” as straight and disagrees with Larry on the issue of monogamy.