AUDITIONS for new play ‘VENEERS’, and call for designers

Novagrex Theater Company is seeking actors and designers for its world-premiere production of VENEERS, written by Chaz Mayo. Director TBA

VENEERS follows the story of Simon, who begins to suspect reality is fake while attending a housewarming party. Itching with curiosity, Simon escapes to the outer world and meets the gods who dwell there, but is disappointed to find that they hardly have any of the answers one would hope for. Perhaps there is a further reality beyond this one… and beyond that… and beyond that…

“VENEERS is wild, funny, willfully cryptic, playful and iconoclastic.” - Paul Sirett, UK playwright.


Audition Information:

Auditions will be held at the Phoenix Theater (2605 Hennepin Avenue) at the following times:

    -Wednesday, November 13, 6:00pm-10:00pm

    -Saturday, November 16, 10:00am-2:00pm

    -with potential callbacks Wednesday, November 20, at 7:00pm


Sign up for an audition slot at the link below:


Audition sides will be available digitally. Please email for digital sides.

Actors may read for any character they wish, but may also be asked to read for additional parts at audition.


Inclusive and Intentional Casting:

All characters’ names/genders/pronouns/identities/etc. can be adjusted for whomever is cast in the role. Discussion will be welcomed and accepted in the rehearsal room.


Roles Available:

Simon - Just went through a break-up. Losing grip on reality. Firmly believes that there’s an answer to everything if one just digs deep enough.

Peter - Simon’s best friend. Engaged to Jennifer. Recent homeowner. Just wants to be content.

Jennifer - A math teacher. Engaged to Peter. Recent homeowner. Just wants dinner.

Dolabella - A god, or something like that. Authoritative, but despondent. Alternates between anger and apathy. Can’t remember how to feel things.

Deucalion - Dolabella’s associate. Slightly more sensitive and alive. Has a strong sense of purpose.

Old Man - A jolly, bardic figure. Often speaks in rhyme.


Rehearsal and Performance Information:

Rehearsals will begin January 4, 2020.

Performances are scheduled for February 21-23, 27-29.

Both performances and rehearsals will be at Phoenix Theater

Designers: Those interested in design positions for this production can send resume/portfolios to [email protected].


This project is supported by Arts Nest's Fledgling program

Contact information

Novagrex and Arts Nest
Chaz Mayo

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