AUDITION - Burl-Oak Theatre Group


Contact Information

Beth Poad

Location, Dates & Times

Tue, Jun 28, 2022 | 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Jun 29, 2022 | 07:00pm - 09:00pm


Tyler Collins
Music Director
CLEMMA DIGGINS (Female, Black, plays 35-55yrs.)
Housekeeper of the Hines’ family vacation home in the Poconos. Close friend of Burt, concerned for his worsening health. Ex-wife of Lewis. The narrator of the show - the memory play is seen through her eyes.
JOSIE HINES (Female, white, plays 23-28yrs.)
The adult daughter of the Hines family (Burt and Annie). Close friend of Clemma and Ray. A visual artist and potter. She’s just broken her engagement to Ken and is unsure what to do next. She’s concerned with her Dad’s worsening health.
BURT HINES (Male, white, plays 45-60yrs.)
Josie’s father, close to retirement from his job in New York. Annie’s ex-husband and friends with Clemma. A skilled fisherman.
RAY DOLENZ (Male, any ethnicity, plays 23-28yrs.)
Ken’s close friend. Friend of the Hines family. He had a short, secret relationship with Josie last summer. Likes golf. Modest, but commands attention. Recently began dating Sammii.
KEN NORMAN (Male, any ethnicity, plays 23-28yrs.)
Josie’s fiancé. Ray’s close friend. All-American, clean, composed, confident and polite. He’s a bit too honest. Josie breaking their engagement is the inciting incident of the show, and he’ll do anything to get her back.
ANNIE ROBBINS (Female, white, plays 45-60yrs.)
Burt’s ex-wife and Josie’s mother, visiting from Paris. She’s remarried, and returning to the summer house for the first time in a few years.
LEWIS BARNETT (Male, Black, plays 40+yrs.)
Clemma’s ex-husband. He left seven years ago and is returning for the first time.
SAMMII (Female, any ethnicity, plays 21-28yrs.)
A young woman who’s recently moved to New York City. New girlfriend of Ray.
VINNIE BAVASI (Male, any ethnicity, plays 25-30yrs.)
A young man from Miami. Brash, funny, and a thrill seeker. He met Josie a short time ago. Speaks in malapropisms. Extremely high energy and optimistic.
Rehearsals to begin weekly (Tuesdays) in early July, and 3x weekly (Tuesday, Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons) beginning mid-August.
All rehearsals will be at the new BOTG Studio in Oakville, Ontario.
Open auditions are welcome to anyone 18 years and older.
For all roles and characters, BurlOak Theatre Group is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age. We welcome and encourage all applicants to audition.
Furthermore, we are particularly interested in casting actors from a wide range of races, creeds and backgrounds. Most parts are flexible in our casting of the show.
June 28 & 29, 2022
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Booking your audition
Auditions slots are ten minutes each and must be booked in advance.
An audition slot may be reserved online at
Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.
For the audition
Please bring a current headshot/photo and acting resume.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue of any style, 1- 2 mins in length, preferably memorized.
Please dress comfortably and familiarize yourself with the play and its characters in advance. You may also be asked to do a cold read of the text.
All questions and inquiries can be emailed to

A nostalgic memory play, Proposals recalls one idyllic afternoon in the summer of 1953, the last time the Hines family gathers at its retreat in the Poconos. Clemma, the family's African-American housekeeper (and the story's narrator), dreads a visit from the husband who deserted her years before. Burt Hines, a recovering workaholic convalescing from a second heart attack, looks forward to the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Burt's daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to Ken, an intense Harvard law student, and she yearns for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she had a brief affair. Ray shows up with a striking but dim-witted model on his arm, and a young Miami gangster with a gift for malapropisms adds a note of hilarity to the gathering.

Id: 49 Posted: Jun 18, 2022
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