Auditions

Little Theatre of Norfolk announces auditions for “Seminar”

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

Auditions November 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7pm. Callbacks Saturday November 8th at 10am. For any questions, contact Leigh Strenger at lastrenger@yahoo.com.

Characters

Leonard, mid 40’s to mid 50’s. A successful but jaded novelist now mentoring up and coming writers. Brilliant, acerbic and witty. He is quick to harshly criticize his students but has an eye and respect for true talent.

Martin, 20’s to early 30’s. Intelligent and a gifted writer. He is probably the most talented of the students but is afraid to actually share his work. He wants to be successful but struggles with the idea of having to sell out.

Kate, 20’s to early 30’s. Smart, assertive and determined. She wants to be recognized but is deeply sensitive about her work. She has a tendency to comfort herself with junk food when her writing is criticized. 

Douglas, 20’s to early 30’s. The nephew of a famous playwright whose family connections have helped him start his own career. He is sincere and has genuine talent of his own but his advantages and confidence sometimes work against him with the others.

Izzy, 20’s to early 30’s. The most carefree and confident of the students. She is talented and attractive and knows it and is unapologetic about using her allure to get attention for her writing. She quickly becomes the center of the romantic tension within the group.