Pontypool By Tony Burgess - Staged Reading

Albatross Theatre Lab

About the project and the company

Albatross Theatre Lab produces several staged readings and one full production per season. All of Albatross’s staged readings are considered for the mainstage production. Pontypool by Tony Burgess is directed by Jessa Lowe, an Albatross Affiliate Artist, and is the second reading in the 2019-20 season.

Albatross seeks to cast all races, genders, abilities, and experience levels.

Pontypool by Tony Burgess

Directed by Jessa Lowe

Shock-jock radio D.J. Grant Mazzy has, once again, been kicked off the Big City airwaves and now the only job he can get is the early morning show at CLSY Radio in the small town of Pontypool which broadcasts from the basement of the small town’s only church. What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations due to yet another massive snow storm quickly becomes deadly. Bizarre reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing horrendous acts of violence. But there’s nothing coming in on the news wires. So…is this really happening? Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behavior taking over the town is caused by a deadly virus that may be spreading as a direct result of their radio transmissions… Now they must shut up or die.

Location of Audition

Auditions will take place in room 109 of The University Heights Center. 5031 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 Video auditions also excepted at albatross.theatre.lab@gmail.com

Other details

Albatross Theatre Lab is located in Seattle, WA all auditions and performances are local. This audition notice has been posted on Theater Puget Sound's audition site. If you are reading it elsewhere it is without Albatross' knowledge or permission.

Audition requirements

Please email Albatross.Theatre.Lab@gmail.com to schedule an audition time and for audition sides. If you would to submit a video audition please email for sides and submit your video no later than 12.1.19 at 4pm.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Grant Mazzy 30s-50s
Older Shock Jock, down on his luck conspiracy theorist. Has been fired from all previous on air gigs and his only option is to work in small town radio. Newer to town and does not mesh well with small town life. Less Crazy Ira and the Douche more Art Bell.
Sydney Briar 30s-40s.
Mother of young children, recently divorced. Producer of the radio station and Grant’s boss. Although irritated with Grant at times, holds a soft spot for him.
Laurel Ann Drummond 20s-30s.
She is the technical Assistant at the radio station. Completed a tour of Afghanistan. Proud “Homecoming Hero”.
Ken Loney 30s-50s.
Small town weatherman who drives around in his van all day relaying weather news back to the station. Presents as a friendly good guy like somebody's "sweatered" uncle or neighbor.
Dr. Mendez 30s-60s.
Bilingual. Doctor who is more fascinated by the horrors happening around him than scared.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

12.1.19 12:15p-3:45

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle Washington

Pay type

None None

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Please email with your headshot, resume, character(s) you would like to audition for, and preferred audition slot.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract