Auditions for Pygmalion

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Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack NY will be holding auditions for its upcoming workshop of “Pygmalion”, written by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Diana Green. “Pygmalion” is a is a lively battle of the sexes and is the source material for My Fair Lady.

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00pm

PERFORMANCE: Monday, December 3 2018 (after the December Membership meeting)

This is a director workshop and will comprise the first 2 scenes of the play. Higgins is a vocal research expert. Eliza Doolittle is a street rat with a ghastly South London accent. The two meet by chance on a rainy night in London.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: (3 Males, 3 Females, 2 Ensemble)

THE DAUGHTER (F, 20s), annoyed at being caught in the rain, impatient, high-class entitled. British RP accent a plus.
THE MOTHER (F, 40-50s), problem-solver, high-class but more benevolent. Doubles with MRS. PEARCE. British RP accent a plus.
FREDDY (M, 20s), trying to be the gentleman. British RP accent a plus.
ELIZA (F, 20s), scruffy but proud. Scrappy but easily offended and loud about it. Must be able to do some credible Cockney accent.
PICKERING (M, 40-60s), elegant gentleman, nobility, knowledgeable, kind but likes a good laugh sometimes at others’ expense. British RP accent a plus.
HIGGINS (M, 40s), confirmed bachelor. Impatient, snob, very witty, lords it over everyone. British RP a must.
MRS. PEARCE (F, 40-50s), Higgins’ housekeeper, but expresses her opinion definitively. Doubles with Mother. British RP a plus.
BYSTANDER (M or F, 20s – 50s), sarcastic, low-class, outspoken. Needs a Cockney accent if possible.
2nd BYSTANDER (M or F, 20s – 50s), curious, nosy, also sarcastic. Needs a Cockney accent if possible.

Additional info: If interested in auditioning, please email Diana Gree for the sides so you can prepare. She is aware that working with accents needs time and does not expect a cold reading. Or if you have a copy of the play just look at the first 2 scenes.

Sides from the script will be made available at the audition. All roles available. Casting is open to all. Ethnicities, races, and newcomers are especially welcomed. For more information or directions, call 845-353-1313 or visit

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