Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions at Lakewood: Taking Steps are by appointment, July 14, 2018. Click here to sign up online.

Auditions for Taking Steps, July 14, 2018 at Lakewood Theatre Company

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having auditions to complete the casting for Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn on SATURDAY, JULY 14. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. All roles receive remuneration.

Actors may sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. If you are unable to navigate this process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901. Callbacks, if needed, will be SUNDAY, JULY 15 from 12:00-4:00 PM

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Taking Steps is directed by Brenda Hubbard.

Audition Requirements:

  • You may submit your resume and headshot at the same time by following the instructions on the audition site to
  • Please bring a hard copy of resume and headshot with you to the audition.
  • Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue from a play in the style of Taking Steps with a British accent. For callbacks or to become more familiar with the play, actors can either come early to review sides or check out script from the office to read onsite or check out for a nominal fee.
  • Callbacks will be held at the director's discretion on Sunday, JULY 15.
  • Conflicts not listed at time of auditions may not be honored.

Important Dates:

Taking Steps rehearsals will begin Jan. 21, 2019.
Performance schedule: Taking Steps opens March 1, 2019  and continues through April 7, 2019. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 PM, some Sundays at 7:00, some Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM and one Wednesday performance 3/20 at 7:30 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the Play:
Taking Steps takes place one chaotic night in three rooms of a creaky Victorian mansion, ripe for re-development.

The Story: Elizabeth wants to leave Roland; Roland wants to buy the house for Elizabeth; Leslie wants to sell the house to Roland; Kitty wants to leave Mark and Mark wants to keep Kitty. Tristram, meanwhile, is extremely worried about seeing a ghost and mistakenly ends up in bed with a woman whom he believes is the ghost of a former lady of the night. Through rousing elements of farce, this madcap comedy is a high-energy physical farce. The British comic master Alan Ayckbourn shakes up a delicious cocktail of mismatched lovers, dirty dancing, bad hair and real estate, in an ingenious play that entertains on so many levels.

Breakdown of Roles:

The director is seeking male and female actors. All races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply. The play is a physical comedy that will require rigorous physical action.  Please note: Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration.

Two roles have been precast. The director is seeking male and female actors to represent ages 30-65.

Elizabeth: Former dancer, retired as a result of her marriage; now in perpetual indecision about whether to leave her husband; her effort to do so sets off much of the action in the play. Must physically look like a professional dancer. Age 30-40. Actor must be physically able to handle the demands of rigorous physical farce.

Roland: Elizabeth's unappreciative husband; a businessman who is a major presence in the bucket industry; alcoholic. Pre-cast.

Mark: Elizabeth's brother, attempting to save his one-sided relationship to Kitty and fulfill his dream of opening a fishing tackle shop. Age 35-45

Kitty: Arm-twisted into engagement with Mark; having left him at the altar once, she has been persuaded to come back to him after her arrest for suspected solicitation; feels trapped into always being part of other people's dreams (including Mark's fishing tackle shop). Age 25-30.

Leslie: Dodgy builder, on the brink financially; desperate to sell the house (currently rented) to Roland- Any age up to 65. Actor must be physically able to handle the demands of rigorous physical farce.

Tristram: Roland's solicitor; inarticulate and unassertive; unwittingly causes absolute havoc. Pre-cast.

Auditions are by appointment. CLICK HERE to sign up online for an audition slot. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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