Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Strand Theater announces auditions for the opening production of its 10th Anniversary Season


Origin of the Species
by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Erin Riley

WHEN: Thursday, September 14th - 6-8pm; Saturday, September 17th - 11am-2pm. Please email elena@strand-theater.org to schedule your audition slot.
5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21214

Synopsis: Molly is an older English lady who digs up her ancestor: a four-million-year-old woman, miraculously alive. Molly names her Victoria and smuggles her home to Yorkshire. Clocks—biological and other—tick away in this engaging two-hander that digs deep beneath the sands of time to discover that we are all brothers and sisters under the skin.


  • Molly – 50s-70s. Northern English accent would be ideal. RP acceptable. She is energetic, profound, and a true adventurer in every sense. She is young at heart, engaging, and should not be afraid to break the fourth wall.
  • Victoria – late 20s-40s Physical movement is extremely important to this character. She begins as a primal, uncivilized, almost animal-like being who is eventually transforms into a thinking, feeling and highly intelligent woman.

Prepare 1-2 minute modern monologue and be ready to read sides.
Bring any conflicts between 9/18 and the 11/19.
The Production Staff encourages performers of all ethnicities to audition.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 3-19, 2017