Auditions: The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

By Mart Crowley

Directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo

In 1968 playwright Mart Crowley did the unthinkable. He penned a brash, unapologetically gay story in pre-Stonewall America. And while the fear and self-loathing brought on by living a publicly-closeted existence pervade this tale of nine men at a gin-soaked birthday party gone awry, so too do whips of defiance and a need to live truthfully– no matter the cost. Studio Players is proud to salute 50 Years of Pride by revisiting this pivotal work of gay theatre that has often been cited as one of the inciting forces behind the beginning of the LGBTQ fight for equality.

AUDITIONS: March 31 and April 2 at 7:30pm

Performance Dates: June 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

Note: The character of Michael appears in most sides. If you wish to read for Michael, please look over all sides, but it is most important to prepare Side 1, Side 3, and Side 5 for this character. Side 2, the monologue, will only be used at call-backs if needed.

Character Breakdown and Context

 Side 1- Michael and Donald

Side 2- Michael Monologue

Side 3- Michael and Alan

Side 4- Emory, Cowboy, and Michael

Side 5- Harold, Cowboy, and Michael

Side 6- Bernard, Emory,

Michael and Donald

Side 7- Hank, Larry, Michael

Side 8- Hank and Alan

Side 9- Larry, Emory, and Hank 

Side 10- Harold Monologue

Side 11- Bernard, Emory, and Michael