The Odd Couple Auditions

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts

About the project and the company

When New York City newswriter Felix is late for their weekly poker game, the gang (Murray, Roy, Speed and Vinnie) at sportswriter Oscar’s upper west side apartment grows concerned as he is usually obsessively punctual. When he finally does show up, it becomes apparent that Felix is suicidal over an impending divorce. Oscar offers Felix a place to stay while the dust settles, so Felix can regain his footing. But soon this arrangement, and their friendship, is tested by Felix’s obsession over his soon-to-be ex and their widely disparate lifestyles.

Red Curtain actively promotes non-traditional casting, including gender blind and color-conscious casting.

Location of Audition

Red Curtain Arts Center 9315 State Ave #J Marysville, WA 98270

Other details

We're in the same shopping center as the Goodwill, but our entrance is around back, behind the beauty school.

Cloth masks are required at auditions.

Audition requirements

Come prepared to read from the script. Monologues are optional.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Oscar Madison
A sportswriter. “A messy desk is the sign of a creative mind” (this role is precast, all other roles are available)
Felix Unger
A news copywriter for CBS TV. “The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.”
a policeman. Methodical, perhaps slow, thinker. Also gentle and caring, and demonstrates the most concern for Felix. Unflappable, but also a bit simple and naive.
Nervous and eccentric. His mind is ‘elsewhere’.
Impatient poker player —sarcastic, complaining, and even a little mean.
Oscar’s accountant. An acute sense of smell complaining about “bad odors” in Oscar’s apartment. In the second act he storms from the game because Felix has put disinfectant on the playing cards.
Sister to Gwendolyn. A bit uninhibited. A British “bird'. The younger of the two.
Sister to Cecily. Simon describes Gwendolyn as the “mother hen.” Perhaps a bit ‘scatterbrained’
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

July 7 and 8, 2020

Pay type


Audition location

Marysville WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

As needed, TBA

Submission instructions

Union Requirements


Equity Contract