The Empty Space will be holding auditions for the March 2018 production of

Three Sisters

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Cody Ganger

Saturday, December 9, 10:00am - 3:00pm


AUDITIONS: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A prepared Chekhov monologue is encouraged, but not necessary.

REHEARSALS: January 23-March 15, Tuesdays-Fridays 6-10pm

PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays, March 16 - 31, 2018

ABOUT THE PLAY: Anton Chekhov’s classic work of dramatic realism, Three Sisters is both epic and intimate, funny and tragic, and presents one of the most complex studies of human condition and relationships in modern drama. It tells the story of the Prozorov family—sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina, and their brother Andrei—and the people in love with them, as their dreams for the future waste away over four years in the Russian countryside.



The Prozorov Sisters:

Olga, late 20s-early 30s, a schoolteacher, maternal, devoted, fiery

Masha, early-mid 20s, passionate, intense, unfulfilled

Irina, late teens-early 20s, optimistic, cheery, hopeful


Andrei, any age 20s-40s, an academic, their brother

Natasha, 20s, flirtatious, vengeful, calculating, petty, his wife

Kulygin, 30s-40s, a gregarious, kind schoolteacher, married to Masha

Vershinin, 40s, a colonel, philosophical, charismatic, married, in love with Masha

Solyony, 20s-30s, a captain, crude, hot headed, violent, in love with Irina

Tuzenbach, 20s-30s, a baron and lieutenant, earnest, hardworking, in love with Irina

Fedotik, 20s-30s, second lieutenant, artist, in love with Irina

Rode, 20s-30s, second lieutenant and local gym teacher, in love with Irina

Chebutykin, 60s, an army doctor, alcoholic, and a father-figure to the Prozorovs

Anfisa, 80s, a nurse, the Prozorovs’ nanny from birth

Ferapont, any age, a watchman

Several other servants and possible additional characters (Vershinin’s wife, Protopopov, etc.)


For questions, or if you are unable to make it to this audition date, email the director at



In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!