Auditions 2017-04-10T21:58:57+00:00


April 29, 2017  from 11:00 AM – 3 PM


Columbus Performing Arts Center

549 Franklin Ave.

Columbus, OH 43215

Auditions for the Area Premiere of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne

Directed by Beth Kattelman

OPEN CALL…no appointment necessary

Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute non-Shakespearean monologue

May also be asked to read from the script.

Please bring a current picture and resume.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-July Tech and production dates August 13- September 2

Perfect Arrangement is a comedy written in a “fifties sitcom” style. (i.e. I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet). It centers on two homosexual couples, Bob and Jim, Norma and Millie, who have worked out an arrangement that will help them all stay “in the closet.” Bob has married Millie. Jim has married Norma. These sham marriages provide a “cover,” something that’s especially important since it’s the 50s and Bob and Norma both work for the State Department’s Personnel Security Board, the group responsible for outing homosexuals.


Bob Martindale, 40s: A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man’s man. Good-humored and well-mannered.   (already cast)

Millie Martindale, late 30s: Bob’s wife. Norma’s lover. Plays “The dizzy wife” when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant.  Smart enough to maintain the act.

Norma Baxter, 30s: The knowing, efficient, classy dame.  Jim’ wife. Millie’s lover. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State.  A smart woman who’s great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.

Jim Baxter, 30s: Norma’s husband. Bob’s lover. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback.  A high school teacher with lots of energy.  A little wired, good with a plan.

Theodore Sunderson, 40-50s: The boss. Bombastic, loud, a little overbearing.  A patriotic windbag.

Kitty Sunderson, 40s: Ted’s wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet, and very genuine.  Just doesn’t quite “get it”.  (already cast)

Barbara Grant, 40s:  A formidable opponent.  No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.

All roles are paid.  Both Equity and non-equity.

For additional information please call or text 614-233-1124 or email

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