Auditions for BIPOC actors-- The Odd Couple

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts

About the project and the company

Red Curtain  Foundation for the Arts and ActsOnStage are excited to announce  auditions for our upcoming joint production of Neil Simon’s well-loved  buddy comedy, “The Odd Couple.” Directed by Isiah Anderson, Jr, this  production will breathe fresh air into this classic by opening all roles to BIPOC actors, and setting the play in an ethnically-diverse New York neighborhood in the 1960s. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition, with preference going to BIPOC artists.

Location of Audition

July 14/15 Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave #J, Marysville July 17/18 Acts On Stage, 10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle

Other details

Black and other BIPOC artists will be given preference in casting.

This show will perform three weekends in Marysville, followed by three weekends in Seattle. Actors must commit to the full run when/if cast.

Audition requirements

comedic monologue between 1-2 minutes, and cold readings from the script. Please submit your headshot and resume to

Character breakdown / Project needs
(BIPOC M 40s) Oscar is a sports writer and terrible homemaker. His apartment, which is home to a weekly poker game, is a filthy disaster.
(BIPOC M 40s) Felix is the ultimate neat freak. Recently separated from his wife, he moves in with Oscar while he tries to rebuild his life.
(BIPOC M 40s-50s) A NYC cop, Murray is the ultimate best buddy, and peacekeeper. But he's not a very good poker player.
(M 30s-50s) Hen-pecked and controlled by his wife, Vinnie tends to come across as a whiner. May be played by a Caucasian actor
(BIPOC M 40s-50s) Oscar's accountant and no-nonsense poker buddy.
(BIPOC M 20s-50s) Easily irritable and impatient, Speed has no patience for anything that interrupts the weekly game.
(BIPOC F 40s) One of two flirtatious sisters who live in Oscar's building, originally from England. Gwendolyn is described as being a bit of a "mother hen" to her sister, but that doesn't prevent either of them from flirting heavily with both Oscar and Felix.
(BIPOC F 40s) The other half of the "Coo-Coo Pigeon Sisters."
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

July 14/15 in Marysville, July 17/18 in Seattle

Pay type


Audition location

Marysville WA

Pay type

400 400

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Actors must register for an audition time slot online and should prepare a comedic monologue no longer than two minutes. Actors may also be asked to read sides from the script.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract