Old Academy Players [ www.oldacademyplayers.org ], in continuous performances since 1923, is a non-profit community theater located in the East Falls (3544 Indian Queen Lane; Philadelphia, PA 19129; 215-843-1109) section of Philadelphia. The Old Academy building was constructed in 1819 and has been the OAP home since 1932.
Join us in celebrating 90 years of performances during 2012-2013 at Old Academy Players where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky made their acting debuts!
Old Academy Players welcomes new talent! Please note that we are a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. Please check this site for audition information which appears throughout the season. If you are auditioning for a show, please download and complete our Audition Form http://www.oldacademyplayers.org/sites/default/files/Form%20-%20Auditions.pdf in advance of the audition.
UPCOMING AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held for Waiting for the Fat Lady to Sing http://www.oldacademyplayers.org/season#fatlady on Tuesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 17, 2013. We are looking for a range of actors of all ages for this new comedy of one-acts that contemplate the theme of “waiting.” Roles are listed below. The production runs from April 26 – May 12, 2013.
Waiting for the Right Moment
- Fitz, a housepainter, 20s-40s
- Orlando, a great artiste! 40s/50s
- Vivian, a firecracker and Orlando’s wife. 30s-50s
Waiting to be King
- Prince. 40s-50s
- Queen. 60s-70s
- Anna. 60s-70s
Waiting for the Verdict
- Milo, a man accused of murder. 40s/50s
- Douglas, his attorney. 40s/50s
- Jasmine, ex-mistress of Milo. 30s
- Maureen, lovely sophisticated wife of Milo. 40s/50s
Waiting to Board
- Roger, weary traveler. 30s+ (any age)
- Jerry, weary traveler. 20s
Waiting at the Piggly Wiggly
- Jane, a shopper. 20s-30s
- Margaret, the pastor’s wife. 50+
- Charlotte, a church friend. 30+
Waiting for Land Ho!
- Christopher Columbus. 40s
- Diego, servant of Columbus. Any age
- 3-4 sailors. Any age
Waiting for the Fat Lady to Sing
- Large lady. Any age.
AUDITION POLICY: Old Academy Players casts from its membership but often has open auditions for particular shows. These auditions are open to members and to non-members. Their dates and times will appear on this site.
As of our January 2012 production, any non-member of Old Academy who successfully auditions for a role, will, if they successfully audition for a role in a subsequent play, be expected to become a member of Old Academy before rehearsals begin.