The Resident Theatre announces auditions for The Minutes.

Director, Janet Rourke*

Set Designer, Natasza Naczas*

Costume Designer, Elizabeth Niemczyk

Lighting Designer,  Finley Wedge

Sound Designer/Composer, Tim Kwasny*

Assistant Director, Grant Kilian*

*Resident Artist

Seeking actors age 20s-80s for the following roles:

Mr. Peel (Male, Late 20’s-Late 30’s): Newest member of Big Cherry’s city council. Dentist. Smart, Idealistic, Affable, Determined.

Mayor Superba (Male, 40’s-Mid 60’s): Mayor of Big Cherry. Strong Leader. Family Man. Firm in his Beliefs.

Ms. Johnson (Female, Late 20’s-Late 30’s): City Council Clerk. Reliable and dedicated public servant with a cordial demeanor. Shows backbone when necessary.

Mr. Blake (Male, Black, Mid 30’s-Mid 50’s): Big Cherry City Council member. Smooth-talking politician with fickle tendencies. Aware. Knows how to play the game.

Mr. Breeding (Male, 40’s-mid 60’s): Big Cherry City Council Member. One of the Mayor’s right hand men. Impatient, Loud, Opinionated, Taking up Space.

Mr. Hanratty (Male, Mid 30’s-Mid 50’s): Big Cherry City Council member. Genuinely Caring. Passionate. Determined.

Mr. Assalone (Male, 40’s-mid 60’s): Big Cherry City Council Member. One of the Mayor’s right hand men. Lives up to his name…Ass…alone.

Ms. Innes (Female, 65+): Second longest running council member. Forthcoming, Direct.

Ms. Matz(Female, Late 30’s+): Chairperson of the Council Rules Committee. Scattered, Skittish (on medication), Not Entirely Present.

Mr. Oldfield (Male, 65+): Longest running member of the Big Cherry City Council. Has overstayed his political years. Irritable.

Mr. Carp (Male, 45-60): Big Cherry City Council Member. Moral, Hardworking, Good-natured, Compelling.

Synopsis: A City Council meeting held in the fictional town of Big Cherry. Mr. Peel, the newest member of Big Cherry’s town council, arrives at the meeting to find that Mr. Carp, a fellow member, is no longer on the council. Having missed last week’s meeting, Mr. Peel has no explanation for Carp’s sudden departure and all his attempts to get to the bottom of his disappearance prove ineffective.

“This scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power, from the author of August: Osage County, exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history’s losers.”

Performances:  November 3-19 (ten performances)

Stipend provided. Rehearsals begin September 18.  Rehearsals run select Monday-Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Sunday and Thursday will be added for tech week.

Auditions:  July 11 and 13, 7-9pm.  Callbacks the afternoon of July 15.

Prepare one contemporary monologue, no more than 90 seconds.

Please email your headshot and resume to to request an audition slot.