Auditions: Sylvia

February 21 through February 24, 2019

Circle Players and director Ed Faver are pleased to announce auditions for the fifth production of our 2018-2019 season, Sylvia, by AR Gurney.

Sylvia tells the story of Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising. One day, Greg brings home a dog he has found—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

All roles are open.

The production runs May 17 through June 9, 2019.

Auditions will take place on:

Thursday, February 21

      , from 7 to 9 pm

Sunday, February 24

      , from 5 to 8 pm.


      Callbacks will be held at

Tuesday, February 26

    , from 7 to 90 pm. (Please note that callbacks are by invitation only.)

Auditions will be held at Circle Playhouse, 416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Questions may be submitted to the theater at

Sylvia (F, 18-25) Our title character is a poodle-lab mix who loves her new friend, Greg, and wants to love his wife, Kate. Sylvia has a lot of energy and a lot of charisma. Why else would Greg bring her home an hour after meeting her? She’s adorable! For Sylvia, every day is the best day of her life, As such, this will be a physically-demanding role.

Greg (M, 45-55) Greg is Sylvia’s human. They go on long walks together. No comment on who is walking whom. Greg works on Wall Street and has done well. Well enough to take an apartment in the city when his last child moves on to university. The world of finance has worn Greg down. WIth his wife, Kate, focusing on her blooming career, Greg is lonely and unfulfilled. Enter Sylvia…and new meaning to his life.

Kate (40-50) Married to Greg and staunchly not interested in adding a dog to her life. Kate is focused on doing well in her new job with the NYC Board of Education. She is driven and welcomes her newly empty nest. She really doesn’t want a dog!

Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – (M or F, 30+) Three characters played by one actor. Tom is a fellow Greg meets at the dog run in Central Park. Phyllis is a friend of Kate’s and Leslie is a therapist visited by Greg and Kate. These roles can be filled by a male or female.


Kate, Greg: Side 1
Kate, Greg: Side 2
Sylvia, Greg: Side 1
Sylvia, Greg: Side 2
Tom, Greg
Leslie, Kate, Greg