Audition Information


Audition Dates: October 22, 23, & 25, 2016

Needed: 1 man | 6 women | 1 twelve yr old girl
Production Dates: Jan. 20 thru Feb. 5,2017

Neil Simon, make a hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships with “Jake’s Women”. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual women in his life. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but it now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife, who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake and his women are a delightfully funny crowd.

Church Hill Theatre invites actors of all experience levels to audition for its January  comedy “Jake’s Women” by Neil Simon. Auditions will be held at the theatre in Church Hill on October 22 & 23 at 2 pm and October 25 at 6 pm.
Actors should be prepared for readings from the script.

The required “sides” (readings from the script) can be found in the links next to the character names below. Serious auditioners are asked to become familiar with the “side” that is relevant to your age. All men should, of course, choose JAKE. Memorize the monologue if you can, but reading the monologue is allowed.

Director Shelagh Grasso has roles for 6 women, 1 girl (age 12), and 1 man (details below). Actors may range in age from 12 to 60 and both experienced and first-time performers are encouraged to review the audition sides and read at the audition.

Shelagh is also seeking department heads-Producer, stage manager, sound and lights, as well as stagehands. The production will run on the Church Hill Theatre stage from January 20 thru February 5,2017 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Auditions will be held on the Church Hill Theatre stage on:

  • Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm
  • Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm.


Jake (age range: 40-50)
A writer who creates a world in his mind involving the women in his life.
Audition Side:

Maggie  (age range: 30-40)
Jake’s wife. A strong woman who has established herself as a career woman in order to escape her strict mid-western upbringing.
She appears both in Jake’s mind and in reality.
Audition Side:

Karen  (age range: 40-60)
Jake’s sister. Sweet and loyal, Karen willingly offers advice to Jake. She appears only in his mind, never in reality.
Audition Side:

Molly  (age range: 12)
Jake’s daughter as she appears in his memory as a 12 year old child.
No Audition Side Needed

Molly  (age range: 21)
Jake’s daughter as she is at his current age.
She is supportive and loving to her father.
Audition Side:  Please use

Julie  (age range: 21)
Jake’s first wife who died in a car crash at age 21.  Jake has never “let go” of his love for Julie. She brings a sweet ghost-like quality to the play.
Audition Side:

Edith  (age range: 40-60)
Jake’s therapist.  Gives advice to Jake in a rather cynical and critical way.  She appears only in Jake’s mind.
Audition Side: Please use

Sheila  (age range: 30-40)
Jake’s current girlfriend. She is highly confused by his behavior.
Audition Side: Please Use

For more information on the CHT 2017 Season, how to become a member, and more, please contact the Church Hill Theatre office at 410-556-6003, via e-mail at, or visit the  Church Hill Theatre Facebook Page.


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Church Hill Theatre is committed to producing the finest possible productions utilizing only volunteer actors. Church Hill Theatre encourages anyone who is interested, regardless of experience, race, gender or personal beliefs, to audition and endeavors, whenever possible, to cast new faces and fresh talent through standard and/or non-traditional means to promote involvement. All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open to anyone auditioning without pre-casting or exclusion. If, after open auditions, the director believes that a particular role or roles cannot be satisfactorily cast, additional actors may be contacted for further auditions. Directors may, at their discretion, invite individuals to audition, but invited attendees are given no guarantees and will have no better chance at being cast in the show over anyone else auditioning. In the event an interested participant cannot attend regular auditions, they may audition at a pre-arranged time with the production staff at the director’s discretion. Callbacks will be held if necessary and those persons needed by the director will be contacted to attend. In most cases, final casting decisions will be made within 48 hours after the final callback audition. Church Hill Theatre is fully committed to continuing the growth of its talent and volunteer pools and we always endeavor to involve more of our community in all aspects of live, community theatre.

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