by Steven Dietz

directed by Peter Bisgaier

SEEKING: 1M, mid 40s-early 50s, all ethnicities

                     Already cast: Linda and Abby

PLAY SUMMARY:  Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another.  They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship.  However, when Linda is diagnosed with a tumor, she asks Michale to share his diaries with her.  The entries dive into Michael’s past stay at a writer’s retreat and a hidden affair.  Michael says that his entries are a work of fiction.  The boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down, and that’s all before Michael reads Linda’s diaries.  No life, as it turns out, is an open book.


Michael (mid 40s-early 50s): Successful novelist, but wishes his books were deeper than the pop-fiction that they are.  He’s intelligent, witty, and quick minded.  He loves his wife very much and will do anything she asks when her illness is revealed.

PREPARATIONPlease bring a prepared comedic or dramatic monologue from a published work.  Please also be prepared to perform a cold reading, if asked.  Please bring headshot and resume, even if submitted electronically.


Director: Peter Bisgaier

Stage Manager: Victoria Kaiser

CALL TYPE: Paid non-union

CONTRACT: $200 stipend


Tuesday, October 30, 7-10pm

Thursday, November 1, 7:30-10pm

Callbacks: Sunday, November 4, 7pm


West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ (map)


Online: Audition form


Phone: 609.759.0045

Walk-ins will be seen if time permits.


Rehearsals will begin with a few days in November.  They will pick-up in February through March with long Sunday and Monday evening rehearsals, then mid-March through April rehearsals will be scheduled three days a week around actor availability.


First performances: April 5, 2019

Final performance: April 14, 2019

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursday at 1pm.


Directions to the West Windsor Arts Center