Suicide, Incorporated

A subversive, darkly comic late-night written by Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Eric Tolley

Auditions   |   Sunday, September 3, 2017   |   11AM-3PM

No appointment necessary! Please allow up to 45 minutes for your audition. Auditions will consist of readings from the script, but prepared comedic monologues are welcome. 

REHEARSALS: Begin Monday, September 25

PERFORMANCES: Fridays & Saturdays, November 10-18 at 11pm and Sunday, November 12 at 6pm.

THE STORY: Jason's having a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and worst of all, his boss has begun to suspect the truth: that Jason's trying to ruin the company by keeping its customers alive. See, Jason's been hired at Legacy Letters to help clients craft the perfect suicide note. But he seems to have his own agenda...

The Book of Liz

An absurdly hilarious comedy written by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris
Directed by Michael Pawloski

Auditions   |   Sunday, September 17, 2017   |   11AM-3PM  

No appointment necessary! Please allow up to 45 minutes for your audition. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

REHEARSALS: Begin early October

PERFORMANCES: November 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 8pm

THE STORY: Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at Plymouth Crock, a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. The alcoholics love her. The customers love her. Her Danderfrock fits right in. Things are going great for Liz, until she’s offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has sweating problem, and to get the job, she’ll have to fix it. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Liz’s compatriots just can’t seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it’s going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? The answers to these and so many other questions can be found in the new comedy from The Talent Family, David and Amy Sedaris.

Please contact director Michael Pawloski with any questions: Michael_Pawloski@yahoo.com

Little Women, The Musical

Music by Jason Howland, Book by Allan Knee, & Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Directed by Abby Bowles-Votaw

Auditions   |   Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24   |   12AM-4PM  

You must have an appointment! Auditions will be in one-hour blocks: 10am, 11am, Noon, and 1pm.

Please prepare 30 seconds/ 16 bars from a song. Can be from the show but preferably from a "classical musical" or "British invasion musical" such as Oliver, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables, etc. Auditions will be a capella. 
Be prepared to do a dance combination, and for readings from the script.

REHEARSALS: Weekday evenings, beginning October 9 with an occasional Sunday rehearsal.

PERFORMANCES: Fridays and Saturdays, December 1-23 at 8pm.

THE STORY: Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

For an appointment, please contact the director with your preferred time slot at abbybbowles@gmail.com.


Stage Fright?

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!