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Casting Call

theatre KAPOW, an award-winning theatre company based in Manchester, NH, seeks four non-union actors (3M, 1F) to complete the cast for its May production of Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl.

Auditions will be held Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm at the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry, NH. (44 N. Main Street, Derry)

About the play:
In the first half of Stage Kiss, two long-separated lovers, who are professional actors, find themselves cast in a play together — as former lovers. In real life, SHE is married to a banker, Harrison, and they have a daughter, Angela; HE has a girlfriend, Laurie, who is a schoolteacher. Rehearsing and performing the play, in the company of their director and fellow actors, inflames the actors’ real-life situation: when SHE’s character Ada, a 1930s socialite who is dying, calls her first love Johnny, played by HE, to her side, the feelings that the characters and the actors once had for each other reignite. In the second half of Stage Kiss, the two actors perform in another play-within-a-play, which is harsher in tone and forces them to confront the challenges of sustaining a romantic relationship.

Roles available:
A MAN/HE - in his mid-forties. An actor, plays the role of Johnny Lowell.
KEVIN - the audition reader, also plays the understudy and the doctor and the butler.
THE HUSBAND/HARRISON - An actor in his forties or early fifties
ANGELA/MILLIE/MAID - an actress in her early twenties who can believably play a teenager

Rehearsals will begin March 17 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Derry, NH. Tech week begins Sunday, April 26. Performances are May 1 - 9 at the Derry Opera House.

Auditioners should prepare a 1 minute comic monologue and be prepared to read sides from the play. Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and your calendar for the production period. Please let us know which night you plan to attend by sending us an email at

Questions? Please email us at!