Auditions for “Polite Conversations and Wine”





Directed by Michael Perlmutter
Produced by Eric R. Umali

Camarillo Skyway Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for an upcoming online presentation of an orginal play, Polite Conversations and Wine to be streamed the weekend of September 26th, 2020 (exact date and time TBD).

About the Play:

Alice and Lisa are a young married couple, ready to take the plunge into motherhood. And that deserves a celebration. And their mothers (Donna and Beth) may feel left out, so… there’ll be two parties. This one will just be the four of them. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Written as a memory play, the piece skips around various points during a single evening at Alice and Lisa’s place out of chronological order.

About Casting:

All roles are open to actors of all races, ethnicities, abilities, and body types who identify and present as female.

Casting Breakdown:

Narrator – Provides a framework and context for the action in lieu of the traditional on-stage presentation. 

Donna – Old enough to be a grandmother.  A twentieth century woman dealing with a twenty-first century lifestyles.

Alice – Donna’s daughter, old enough to be a mother herself.  Embracing life, she sees this world through an accepting world view.

Lisa – Married to Alice and also old enough to be a mother.  Quick witted and protective.  She and Alice have a couple “thing” of back-and-forth banter requiring good chemistry. 

Beth – Lisa’s mother. Like Donna, she too is old enough to be a grandmother.  More at peace with her daughter; she has all but lost a step-daughter to poor choices, wanting to stay a part of her own Lisa’s life.

Details of the Project:

Rehearsals will take place on Zoom. Schedule is flexible and to be determined by cast. 7-10 rehearsals (maximum) will be expected.

The presentation will be streamed on YouTube the weekend of September 26th, 2020, (exact date & time to be determined), streamed on YouTube.

Audition Information:

Auditions will take place via Zoom on the following dates:

August 23rd, Sunday evening, 7:00 PM PDT (2 hour block)

August 24th, Monday evening, 7:00 PM PDT (2 hour block)

Possible callbacks on August 26th (Wednesday), 7:00 PM PDT if required.

You will be asked to read short sides from the play, which are linked below. Should you wish to read the entire play, please email the the producer, Eric R. Umali at the address provided below.


This is a non-paying, non-Equity presentation.

Auditioners will enter a waiting room at or before their scheduled time and then brought in to the Zoom audition room when the production team is ready. We anticipate anywhere from one (Narrator) to 4 people (most commonly 2) at a time, but should we have need, someone from the production team will read with the auditioner. Each side will likely take about 5-7 minutes. Please be prepared to improv during callbacks, as well as ready to read for any of the characters.

Tech Requirements:

You must have a working microphone, webcam, and reliable high-speed internet for the audition, rehearsals, as well as the performance. A neutral background and adequate lighting are also preferable.

Auditioners can schedule an appointment with the producer at  If you have questions about the play or production, please email the director Michael Perlmutter at

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