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Understudies for NOISES OFF

Post Date: Dec 29, 2017

The Walnut Street Theatre is seeking submissions from local non-union actors for understudies for the Mainstage Production of NOISES OFF, directed by Bob Carlton. Rehearsals begin on February 20th, 2018, and the production will run from March 13th – April 29th, 2018.



  • Are “On Call” as an Understudy for a specific role in the cast and must be in town for the duration of the run.
  • Required final dress rehearsal and 6 Understudy rehearsals - Wednesday/Friday afternoons during show's run.
  • Rate: $25/week from the show's first rehearsal throughout the run - additional fee if performed as an understudy.
  • Free Theatre School Class and EMC Points.



SEEKING- Understudies for ALL roles.



DOTTY OTLEY – Character actress, plays housekeeper Mrs. Clackett, Late 40s to 50s. Basically sensible, but prone to flights of melodrama. Her retirement money is wrapped up in this show, so the stakes are high for her.

LLOYD DALLAS - 50s. The director of “Nothing On”. Authoritative, temperamental, harried & sharp tongued. Involved in a love triangle that complicates both his work and personal life.

SELSDON MOWBRAY - 60s up. A comedic actor. An elderly alcoholic. Hard of hearing when it suits him and rarely around when he’s needed (especially to make an entrance).

FREDERICK FELLOWES – 30s+. An actor. Nervous and a bit dim. Constantly overcomplicating the direction he is given (and most situations he finds himself in). Has an extreme aversion to violence and blood.

BELINDA BLAIR - 30s-40s. An actress. Sensible, reliable, positive and a bit of a gossip. Fancies herself the glue that holds the company together.

GARRY LEJEUNE -  late 20s-mid 30s. An actor. Pompous and self-absorbed, but is easily flustered, a bit jealous and often loses his train of thought AND his temper.

BROOKE ASHTON - 20s.  An actress. Gorgeous, sexy and vacant. She is fairly oblivious to everyone and everything going on around her.

TIM ALLGOOD - 20s. The company & stage manager of “Nothing On.” Overworked, sleep deprived and generally exhausted. Juggling a thousand different jobs and crises. Seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR - 20s-30S. Assistant stage manager of “Nothing On.” Desperately attempts to keep the show and company from falling apart. Emotional, mousy and shy, overly sensitive, and often on the verge of tears.

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How to Apply

For consideration, please mail or drop off your headshot, resume, and cover letter.


Mailing Address:


Brian Kurtas, CSA
Casting Director
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Attn: Noises Off