Auditions•オーデション: Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

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Nagoya Players is pleased to present the staging of the American classic Our Town in July of 2020 and would like to announce auditions.


Our Town by Thornton Wilder is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that has become one of America’s best known and most beloved shows. The story centers on the residents in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. It’s a story of the ‘every-town’, a place we are all familiar with. Grover’s Corners represents core values shared by communities and cultures all across the world.

The show is performed in three Acts, with each act embracing the themes of Life, Love and Death.

Wilder’s writing has been praised for his beautiful delivery of universal truths. He speaks clearly and openly about what it means to be human. Our Town is a wonderful combination of humor, wisdom and sincerity. It is a fantastic show to experience live and a story that will stay with you forever.


All roles are open and all are welcome. Experience is a plus, but by no means a requirement. Auditions will be comprised of short readings from the script — which will be provided — and a discussion of the play: it will be advantageous for you to familiarise yourself with the play before hand.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from mid-February and you would be required to make yourself available at those times.

Should you be interested, please contact us by filling in the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Matt D Smith, Director


GEORGE GIBBSCountry Teenagerplays ages 17~Early 20sMaleLead
DR GIBBSCountry Doctor40sMaleLarge
MRS GIBBSHomemaker30s+FemaleLarge
REBECCA GIBBSLittle Sister5~10Female ChildSmall
MRS WEBBHomemaker30s+FemaleLarge
WALLY WEBBLittle Brother5~10Male ChildSmall
MRS SOAMESTown Gossip30s+FemaleSmall
SIMON STIMSONTown Drunk30s+MaleSmall
JOE CROWELL, JRPaperboy10~16Male ChildSmall
SI CROWELLPaperboy10~16Male ChildSmall
CONSTABLE WARRENCountry Police30s+MaleSmall
SAM CRAIGCousin20s+NeutralSmall
JOE STODDARDUndertaker30s+MaleSmall


Auditions will be held:
Saturday, Oct 05, 10:30-19:30, Uchiyama Community Center
Sunday, Oct 06, 10:30-19:30, IPE Academy

Actors will be asked to perform a short scene from the play. Audition materials will be provided beforehand. An audition will take approximately 30 minutes.

This is an Open Call. We are looking for performers of all levels. Beginners are welcomed. Our shows are designed to give opportunities to first-timers. Training and skill development is offered throughout the course of the production.

Space is limited so please RSVP by filling out the RSVP form below. Scheduling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also be taking sign-ups for cast, crew and volunteers.

Uchiyama Community Center
1 Chome-4-15 Uchiyama, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-0075

IPE Academy
Clean Building 2A, 14-13 Hōnenchō, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-0076


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    Our Town will be performed July 4-5, 2020 at Chikusa Playhouse. The show will be approximately 120 minutes in length. Tech and Dress Rehearsal is July 3. Performers will also need to be available on this date.


    Rehearsals will be scheduled from Mid-Feb to July 2020, primarily on weekends. Sundays are preferred. Rehearsals occur weekly and attendance is required. We typically rehearse from 3-5 hours per session. If you’d like to take a role in the show, please make sure your weekends are flexible from Feb-July.


    This is an excellent opportunity for anyone studying English or drama. Nagoya Players holds meetings, discussions and rehearsals in English with native speakers. You only need basic English conversation skills to participate. We also have many Japanese speakers in the group that can help with communication.

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