Auditions

Auditions:

THE ODD COUPLE

We will be taking auditions by video submission from April 6th through April 19th.

 

Video yourself reading one of the sides below, and send your video to RHP via email at rockinghorse06@msn.com.
If your video is too big to email, please send via Wetransfer.com

We will review the video the week of April 20th.
Depending on the current situation, Call backs will be scheduled or held via video conference.

We are looking for 6 males and 2 females

Show dates September 25 – October 4, 2020 (6 performances)

Please follow the steps below to submit your video audition.
Please email any questions to rockinghorse06@msn.com.

Steps for video auditions.

  • Please download the information sheet
  • Please download the audition form that needs to be filled out and returned via email along with your resume if available.
  • Video yourself reading/preforming one of the sides below. (The women who read for the Pigeon sisters please try reading with a British accent.)
  • (Optional) Video yourself reading/preforming a short monologue from any comedy of your choice.
  • Submit the following via Email or Wetransfer.com to rockinghorse06@msn.com:
    1. Audition Form
    2. Resume (If available)
    3. Audition Video(s)

Downloads:

Information Sheet           Audition Form
                     Oscar          Felix              Gwendolyn / Cecily 
Speed, Murry, Roy & Vinnie (Choose Oscar or Felix Side to read)

Character Breakdown:

Oscar Madison – A carefree, good-natured, divorced sportswriter who lives alone in a messy eight-room New York apartment.
He is completely oblivious to dirt, clutter, and the overdue child-support payments about which his wife telephones weekly.
He has his male cronies in for a weekly poker game with refreshments that invite food poisoning.
Oscar’s lifestyle is abruptly turned around when he takes in one of the members of the group, Felix Ungar, whose wife has thrown him out.
Everything is now antiseptically clean, the food served to the poker players is appetizing, and there is money to pay his former wife,
Blanche. Felix is so compulsive, however, that Oscar cannot live with him and forcefully requests that he leave.

Felix Unger – A fussy man who knows that he is difficult to live with but cannot—or will not—make any concessions or compromises.
His wife, unwilling to continue their marriage, asks him to leave the family despite his suicide threat, and he then moves in with Oscar.
Made comical by his exaggerated behavior, Felix is persuaded by the end of the play to live temporarily with the Pigeon sisters,
who pity him, but it is probable that they too will find him exasperating.

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a widow.

Cecily Pigeon – Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbor, one of a pair of English sisters. She is a divorcée.

Speed – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

Murray – A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies.

Roy – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.

Vinnie – One of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.

Rocking Horse productions does not pre-cast shows. 

Rocking Horse is looking for strong, passionate actors, all ages and ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Please do not type cast yourself out of any role, do not role type cast against the movie.
Rocking Horse Productions stands firm on the fact that any actor can be altered, no matter what their type, look, or ethnicity.