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This Saturday are our 2020 $5 Bucks Series Auditions!

Western Reserve Playhouse is holding auditions for our 2020 $5 Play Reading Series:

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, Hand to God by Robert Askins, The Cake by Bekah Brunsteter, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

When: Saturday, November, 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286

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Please prepare two 1 minute contemporary monologues, one comic, one dramatic; actors may also be asked to read from one or more of the plays being presented. Character descriptions should NOT be taken as literal guidelines for casting. They offer a very broad outline to give a rough idea of character types. Before auditioning, actors are strongly encouraged to read the play(s) they are interested in auditioning for. No equity contracts offered at this time.

Roles available for What the Butler Saw, directed by Jim Fippin, performance January 26, 2020:
Dr. Prentice (m): 40s or 50s. “A husband must be allowed to put his wife into a straight-jacket. It’s one of the few pleasures left in modern marriage.”
Geraldine Barclay (f): 20s. (answering the question “What is your shorthand speed?”) “I can manage twenty words a minute with ease, sir.”
Mrs. Prentice (f): 40s or 50s. (said of her, not by her) “You were born with your leg apart. They’ll send you to the grave in a y-shaped coffin.”
Nicholas Beckett (m): 20s. “I’d like to get out of the indecent photograph racket. It’s so wearing on the nerves.”
Dr. Rance (m): 50+. “I once put a whole family into a communal straight-jacket…It was my own family. I’ve a picture of the scene at home.”
Sergeant Match (m): “If you make any attempt to arouse me, doctor, I shall call for help.”

Roles available for The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Connie Thackaberry, performance March 15, 2020
Logan (f): Caucasian looking, the director as well as an actor. Earnest about doing the right thing, but wants everyone to feel part of the collaboration so much that it derails the actual play.
Caden (m): Caucasian looking, the academic. Teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School System with dramatic aspirations but no clue how things work on stage.
Jaxton (m): Caucasian looking, the LA surfer actor. Politically correct to a fault, a big one. He’s that guy everyone loves, but his logical PC thinking takes weird turns.
Alicia (f): Brunette Caucasian but has looks that would have been cast as ethnic in 1950’s movies. Hot, but not bright. That actress whose every script note ends with her being allocated more lines.

Roles available for Hand to God, directed by Andrew Cruse, performance May 17, 2020
Margery (f): recently widowed, recruited by her pastor to teach a church “puppet class” for teens.
Jason/Tyrone (m): her teen-aged son, introverted, shy. Tyrone is his puppet, libidinous, angry, dangerous.
Jessica (f): a nerdy and offbeat teen in the class
Timothy (m): a horny and expletive spouting teen, also in the class
Pastor Greg (m): middle aged, infatuated with Margery

Roles available for The Cake, directed by Shane Stahl, performance July 5, 2020
Della (f): 40s, pleasant, round, with a mass of big, curly hair.
Tim (m): 40s, her husband, a good ol’ boy.
Jen (f): early 30s, with a wedding binder, who has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life.
Macy (f): early 30s, her reluctant fiancé, African American.

Roles available for The Pillowman: directed by Kyle Huff, performance on November 8, 2020
Katurian (m): a writer of gruesome short stories often involving children. His disturbed imagination is the result of hearing his brother abused when they were younger.
Michal (m): Katurian’s brother, who is “slow to get things.”
Tupolski (m): a detective, the “good cop.” Cold, uncaring, detached.
Ariel (m): a brutal and violent detective who has a vendetta against anyone who commits crimes against children because of abuse in his own past.

Questions? Email the Series Coordinator Jim Fippin at

WRP IS HIRING- Come and work for us!

Western Reserve  Playhouse is now hiring: 

Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Western Reserve Playhouse – Bath, Ohio

Part-time – $10.00 per hour up to 20 hours a week.


Western Reserve Playhouse  is seeking a part-time administrative/marketing assistant. The position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Artistic Director.


  • Assist the Executive Artistic Director with daily tasks.
  • Supervise volunteer hours.
  • Coordinate and create performance program printing and distribution.
  • Work with Executive Artistic Director to schedule auditions. Coordinate day-of audition requirements with production staff.
  • Update WRP calendar.
  • Daily Social Media Posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Creating and maintaining Press Releases for all events at WRP.
  • Creating and Maintaining Monthly emails for WRP.
  • Creating and Maintaining emails for patrons.
  • Box Office Phone
  • Maintain and update the Actors and Education Handbooks.
  • Maintaining ads for yearly programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Desirable attributes include excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal and organizational skills; exceptional customer service skills; the ability to work independently and in a team. Microsoft Office skills are expected.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word and MS Excel
  • Proficient with social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Strong writing proficiency
  • Pleasant speaking voice
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • consistent follow-through skills


Minimum Requirements:

A High School diploma is required with at least three years of secretarial experience. Most of this is work from home or video/phone conferences but, must have transportation when needed.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Western Reserve Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer. WRP prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

Please send resume with cover letter to attention Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski