The Odd Couple

Production Company
Metro Theatre
Producer(s)
Metro Theatre
Director(s)
Catherine Morrison
Casting Director(s): 
Catherine Morrison
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

Audition Date(s)
Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 PM
Audition Location
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
Thursday to Saturday, October 30 to November 14 2021 Sunday matinees are October 31; November 07 and November 14
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Submission Deadline
Monday, August 9, 2021
Submission Instructions

Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Sides can be printed at home to bring with you to audition. Fillable Audition form is available on our website at https://metrotheatre.com/auditions-the-odd-couple/

Resume and Headshots: to be included with your on-line audition form or you may bring these with you to the audition.

Project Synopsis
The Odd Couple written by Neil Simon. Two close friends, but polar opposites in terms of personal habits, decide to room together with disastrous, but hilarious results.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

Rehearsal period: August through until opening night
Oscar and Felix - 2 week nights and one weekend afternoon
Speed, Vinnie, Roy, and Murray; Pigeon Sisters – one rehearsal per week until run-throughs begin.

Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Let’s work together to keep our community safe and protect production staff , performers and volunteers:
· Please read COVID_Health Declaration
· Please comply with the signage posted in the lobby
· Masks are recommended
· Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby
· Doors to access the auditorium are left open to minimize the handling of door handles
· Social distancing inside the auditorium recommended
· ‘Sides’ - it is recommended: that sides be printed from home to bring to the audition
· All items ‘packed in’ to the theatre are to be ‘packed out’ at the end and/or placed in the appropriate trash receptacle
· Common sense, mutual respect, and genuine care for each other inform our decisions regarding health and safety for one another.

Character 1
Felix Unger
Age
35 – 50
Gender
Male
Description
fastidious, a “neat freak”, and a bit of a hypochondriac
Character 2
Oscar Madison
Age
35 – 50
Gender
Male
Description
sloppy, lackadaisical, fun-loving, and relaxed
Character 3
Murray
Age
35 – 55
Gender
Male
Description
an easy-going policeman; a peace keeper.
Character 4
Speed
Age
35 – 55
Gender
Male
Description
gruff and sarcastic; tends to pick on Vinnie
Character 5
Roy
Age
40 – 55
Gender
Male
Description
dry wit, Oscar’s accountant, concerned with Oscar’s poor money-management skills.
Additional Characters

Vinnie: 45 – 65; mild-mannered, henpecked somewhat.
Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: 30 – 45; Very English; giggly, slightly “ditzy’; fun-loving