Anton in Show Business: Audition Information

by Jane Martin

directed by Jess Viator

Anton in Show Business is a contemporary comedy about 3 women who are cast in a regional production of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. These women are different ages, at different points in their acting careers, and bring their individual perspectives and emotional scars with them into the production. The plot of Anton in Show Business loosely parallels the themes and the emotional arc of The Three Sisters, and it heavily references that play. Also, Anton features some interesting experimental and meta elements; the actor who plays the “stage manager” of The Three Sisters and two or three other actors will each play several other roles, some of which are men. Anton in Show Business good-naturedly mocks and critiques the nature of show business, satirizes the conventions of theater, and highlights the difficulties of being a woman actor.

All roles are intended for women and non-binary folk. We encourage people of all ages, races, abilities and body types to audition.

Audition Dates

  • Tuesday, December 3, 7-10pm
  • Wednesday, December 4, 7-10pm

General Audition Info

Auditions will consist of cold scene readings. You should review all the audition sides, as you may be asked to read any of them during your audition and you may not have time for further review at that point. Copies will be provided. If you are interested in an ensemble role, please be specific about which sides you'd like to read. Please note, the ensemble role of T-Anne/Andwyneth has been pre-cast.

Audition Materials: Character descriptions and audition information (including sides) are provided in advance. If you have trouble accessing these files, please email auditions@theatreatfirst.org and we will send them to you.

Audition Info and character descriptions

Please fill out the audition form in advance and send a copy to auditions@theatreatfirst.org or bring to your audition. If you are unable to fill out an audition form in advance, copies will be available at auditions. Please make sure to bring your personal calendar to indicate conflicts on our schedule.

Performance dates are February 28-March 7, 2020.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please fill in the form below to make an appointment. Be prepared to stay for the full hour of your time slot.

Audition Location: Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville – just up College Ave. from the Davis Square T stop.

The audition space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

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