By Aaron Posner
Directed by Daz Weller
October 26 - November 13 2022
Audition Sign-Up Page
Submissions close Saturday September 10 at 10am
Sonia - 24. Kind, caring and quirky. Serious self esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.
Pickles - 40ish. An odd sweet loyal duck. Very literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian.
The Professor - 62. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.
In-Person Auditions will take place:
Sunday September 11 from 1pm-4pm
Auditions will take place at
Vegas Theatre Company
1025 S 1st St #110
Las Vegas NV 89101
If you would like to submit a self-taped video audition you may upload a self-tape to YouTube or another video hosting site and submit a link to it below in the submission form by 10am Sep 10th
ABOUT THE PLAY
THE STORY: In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that LIFE SUCKS! Or does it?
“[LIFE SUCKS.] is altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky, endearing and, in countless clever ways, brilliantly faithful to its source…Posner has managed to find his own voice in the process, bringing a playful, far from cynical, fourth-wall-piercing originality to the story…” —Chicago Sun-Times.
“…adrenaline-fueled, hyper-aware…[Posner] sticks lovingly close to Chekhov’s plot…[He] gives huge and equal bearhugs to Chekhov’s absurd comedy and touching pathos while leaving room to banter with the audience…sassy yet heartfelt…” —The Washington Post.
What to Prepare
Please prepare the scene for the character you will audition for. No need to memorize- just be familiar with it.
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 25 based on cast availability.
10/26 (Paid Preview) 7:30pm
10/28 (Opening Night) 7:30pm
11/13 5pm (Closing Show)
All actors will be paid a $900 ($75/show) stipend for rehearsals and performances
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
We recommend you read the play before auditions. You may peruse a copy of the play here.