AUDITIONS FOR THE GRADUATE

Adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Directed by Danelle White
At the Pumphouse Theatre January 31 to February 15, 2020

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents in 1960’s Southern California. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love — with Elaine — Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Benjamin (Male, 20s)
A young man out of school and unable to move forward. Confused, bored. Unhappy with his life.
Note: Requires some intimacy and partial nudity

Mrs. Robinson (Female, 40-50)
Seduces Benjamin into an affair. Unhappily married, alcoholic, charismatic.
Note: Requires some intimacy and partial nudity

Mr. Robinson (Male, 40-50)
Benjamin’s father colleague. Workaholic, stoic.

Elaine (Female, 20s)
The Robinson’s daughter. Optimistic, passionate. Has relationship with Benjamin.
Note: Requires some intimacy and mild nudity

Mr. Braddock (Male, 40-50)
Benjamin’s father. Pushy, proud, oblivious.

Mrs. Braddock (Female, 40-50)
Benjamin’s mother. Emotional, oblivious.

Other Roles: Stripper (requires partial nudity), Hotel Clerk, Psychiatrist, Wedding Guests, Priest

Audition Requirements:

  • A prepared contemporary monologue to highlight your abilities (no more than two minutes in length)
  • A cold read may be requested
  • Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

Not a traditional actor?  That’s okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

  • Monday October 7th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday October 9th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
  • Saturday October 12th (1:00 to 4:00pm)

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)
Click here for a Google Map.

Callbacks, if required, will take place on Tuesday October 15th from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Rehearsals will take place from October 26th through January 30th, with a three week break for Christmas.  Rehearsals will be Saturday Afternoons, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

If you have any questions, or have any troubles booking an audition time online, please call 403-246-2999 or send an e-mail.  If all of the audition spots are filled, please feel free to come down during the audition period, and we will add you to the schedule.

Choose an available Audition Time:


Monday October 7
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Wednesday October 9
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Saturday October 12
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