actors/auditionsActors/Audition Schedule

We invite local actors to come to the LMP and get involved in our shows. Scheduled upcoming auditions are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all auditions are held at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel, Maryland.

Next Scheduled Auditions

Auditions for Laughter on the 23rd Floor will be held on:

  • December 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • December 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Director John D'Amato will be casting:

Note: December 12 auditions will be held at Laurel Board of Trade, 383 Main Street, Laurel Character Breakdown
Character (Real Life Counterpart)

Lucas Brickman (Neil Simon): age 20 - 30 - The youngest and the newest member of the writing staff for "The Max Prince Show" - a live, hour and a half topical comedy show on NBC in 1953. Lucas is shy, yet ambitious, and wants to prove himself to the other writers, whom he greatly admires.

Max Prince (Sid Caesar): age 40 - 60 - A bigger-than-life comic actor who is the mega-star of a hugely popular television variety show "The Max Prince Show." Based on Sid Caesar and "Your Show of Shows." He cannot help but dominate a room entirely

Val Slotsky (Mel Tolkin): age 40 - 50 - The head writer. He emigrated from Russia when he was 12. "He still carries his accent" and is "the most politically aware of all of his writers."

Milt - Considers himself to be "a wholesaler" while the other comedy writers are "Tiffany's". Milt is a flashy dresser who is cheating on his wife.

Val - The head writer. He emigrated from Russia when he was 12. "He still carries his accent" and is "the most politically aware of all of his writers."

Brian - "He is Irish - a heavy smoker, a heavy cougher, and a heavy drinker, but with a biting sense of humor as caustic as his outlook on life." He just sold a screenplay to MGM, and will be leaving the Max Prince Show to go to Hollywood.

Kenny - "Neatly dressed...He is surely the most sophisticated of the writers.v

Carol - Has "a strong and quick defense system that comes with being the only female staff writer on the staff."

Ira - A hypochondriac, who is chronically late to work. "He is all energy with a touch of brilliant madness." Ira has a grudge against fellow writer, Brian.

Max Prince - "Exudes great strength. His strength comes more from his anger than from his physique. He dominates a room with his personality. You must watch him because he's like a truck you can't get out of the way of. He is quixotic, changing quickly from warm, infectious laughter to sullen anger. He is often monosyllabic, offering a word or two to convey his thoughts."

Helen - An attractive secretary who has aspirations to become a comedy writer.

Milt - Considers himself to be "a wholesaler" while the other comedy writers are "Tiffany's". Milt is a flashy dresser who is cheating on his wife.

Kenny Franks (Larry Gelbart & Carl Reiner) age 30 - 50 - Considered the "boy genius" of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers.

Brian Doyle (Tony Webster) age 30 - 50 - "He is Irish - a heavy smoker, a heavy cougher, and a heavy drinker, but with a biting sense of humor as caustic as his outlook on life." He just sold a screenplay to MGM, and will be leaving the Max Prince Show to go to Hollywood.

Ira Stone (Mel Brooks) age 30 - 50 - A hypochondriac, who is chronically late to work. "He is all energy with a touch of brilliant madness." Ira has a grudge against fellow writer, Brian.

Carol Wyman (Lucille Kallen & Selma Diamond) age 30's - Has "a strong and quick defense system that comes with being the only female staff writer on the staff."

Helen age 20 - 35 - Max's female secretary who has aspirations to become a comedy writer. Completely out of her element in the writer's room.

Audition will consist of telling a joke and then be prepared to read from the script

Note: Play is dialogue driven and characters are quick witted. Expectation is actors will be off book by end of January. If you have questions prior to the audition please contact John D'Amato at john_damato@hotmail.com

No roles are precast and roles open to all ethnicities and could cast women for a couple of the men's roles. Bring resume and headshot and list of conflicts from December 12, 2016 through March 12, 2017. Further questions can also be directed to maureencrogers@gmail. com or 301-452-2557.

Read through: December 19 at 7:00 pm to get scripts out prior to holiday. Location to be determined. Callbacks (If needed) Thursday: December 15 from 7:00 pm - 9:30pm at Laurel Mill Playhouse ` 508 Main Street, Laurel, Maryland 20707

Rehearsals will begin 1st week of January, 2017 and 3 days a week thereafter prior to tech week

Performances are scheduled to run from February 17, 2017 to March 12, 2017.

For more information, please contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail , or e-mail the theatre at .