by ANTON CHEKHOV, translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky; Directed by Susan E. Evans

How to Arrange an Appointment:  To schedule an appointment, please email a request with resume and headshot to with “ORCHARD” in subject line. You may also contact the director, SUSAN E. EVANS, for more information at the same address.

What to Prepare:   Please be prepared to perform one 2 min. monologue, appropriate to the style and period. No accents. Please bring a hard copy of your photo and resume.

Roles: 5 female, 7 male, 3 ensemble (flexible casting). POC and all ethnicities encouraged.  Full breakdown attached.

AUDITIONS:  Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 11:00-3:00pm, at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549.

CALLBACKS:  Callbacks are by invitation and will be held Saturday, August 10, from 12:00-4:00pm, at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549.

REHEARSALS:  There will be one rehearsal in mid-Dec. 2019 and two rehearsals in early Jan. 2020, dates TBD. The full rehearsal period begins week of January 13, 2020, and runs through February 26, 2020.  Rehearsals are held 7-10pm Mon-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm at Town Hall Theatre.

Compensation/Stipends:   Stipends are available to help defray travel and other expenses.  


PRODUCTION DATES:  THE CHERRY ORCHARD will be performed FEBRUARY 27 through MARCH 21, 2020 (13 performances). Performances will be at 8:00pm, Th-Sat: 2/26-2/29; 3/6 & 3/7; 3/13 & 14; 3/19-3/21); at 2:00pm on two Sundays (3/8 & 3/15); plus 1 Student Matinee performance at 10am on March 12, 2020.

ARTISTIC TEAM:   Director, Susan E. Evans; Scenic Designer, Liliana Duque Piñeiro; Lighting Designer, Delayne Medoff; Sound Designer, Michael Kelly; Costume Designer, Maggie Whittaker; Properties Design: Debbie Shelley; Stage Manager, Elizabeth Newton.


Please note that all age ranges are approximate and flexible. POC and all ethnicities encouraged.

Lyubóv Andréevna Ranévskaya (F, 40-60)

Ánya (F, 17-24)

Várya (F, 24-35)

Leoníd Andréevich Gáev (M, 50-70)

Ermolái Alexéevich Lopákhin (M, 30-50)

Pyótr Sergéevich Trofímov (M, 25-40)

Borís Borísovich Simeónov-Píshchik (M, 30-50)

Charlótta Ivánovna (F, 30-55)

Semyón Panteléevich Epikhódov (M, 25-35)

Dunyásha (F,18-25)

Firs (M, 70-90)

Yásha (M, 25-30)

Ensemble (Stationmaster, Postal Clerk, Passerby, M/F, any age)