Open Theater Auditions in Boston for “Addict Shunned”

Addict Shunned

Location: Boston

Type: Theater

Avenue Stage is seeking actors for our July 12 – 28 production of AddictShunned by Judith Austin at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

?Audition Venue
Huntington Avenue YMCA, room 3
316 Huntington Ave, Boston, 02115
(E Line to Symphony T or 39 bus)

Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Non-Union (amateur company)

Actors are offered a transportation and meal stipend which varies depending on revenue. In past shows it has generally been between $20 – $40 per show (12 shows).

?Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

June 4 – July 8: Rehearsal period (flexible scheduling, evenings or weekends, 1-3 rehearsals per week, can work around conflicts)

July 9-11: Tech period (Approximately 4 – 8 PM)

July 12 – 28: Performances (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8, 6:30 call.


By appointment only — email Michael at

Feel free to indicate your preferred time window and we’ll do our best

Please indicate the role you’re auditioning for (see below)

Bring photo ID to be admitted to the Y — we have to leave a list at the door


Slots will be about 5 minutes

We would appreciate a resume and recent photo

If possible, please show us a contemporary monologue (comic or dramatic) of about 1 minute

We will also ask you for a reading of the side (available at for the role of your choice.

The Play/Available Roles

AddictShunned, a new play by Judith Austin, is a collection of compelling and brutally honest monologues on the topics of addiction and recovery. A variety of characters, from patient to clinician to active user, relate their experience with a mix of humor and pain, wisdom and irony. Thoroughly grounded in our time and place, where addiction touches virtually every life regardless of age, class, or culture, AddictShunned is a plea for understanding and dialogue from the front lines of the addiction and opioid crisis.

?Actors of color and of diverse gender, age, ability etc. are highly encouraged to audition. Role descriptions listed below are as written in the script, but could be adapted in some cases.

?Spiro, older male, carries a broom, sweeps the floor, cleans up debris left by characters we will see in the play. Spiro looks worn, jaded, think ‘ex-hippie’. Speaks slowly, thinks before he speaks, keeps his phrases simple. Not an ignorant man, more introspective. Audition side here.

?Girl, high school senior. Young, enthusiastic, holding textbooks, wearing her zip up Boston University hoodie and wearing a sling. Her journey is the through-line of the play, as her addiction begins and progresses and her health deteriorates.

?Hard Candy, female, mid-late 40’s, energetic, looks ‘street worn’, speaks ‘with her hands’, very thick Boston accent, currently admitted to a detox.

?Who Gives? Mid-late 20’s [?] male, baseball hat on backwards, sitting on a curb/bench, ‘Townie’ type of guy. Restrained energy/anger.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Boston
Please submit to: by 2018-06-02

This casting notice was posted by: Avenue Stage

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