Casting Call - The Outsider

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“The Outsider”


Paul Slade Smith

Produced by

Emily M. Muller and Michael A. Muller

Directed by:
Jeanne Johnston

Director Jeanne Johnston is seeking:

4 Males (Age 30+)
3 Females (Ages 20+)

CharacterSexAge RangeDescription
Paige CaldwellF20’s – 50’sA professional pollster. A smart, confident woman with a professional view of politics. She sees it as a series of contests to be won.
Dave RileyM30’s – 50’sThe Chief of Staff to the new Governor. Very smart, but despite years of experience in government, endearingly earnest and naïve in the subject of politics.
Louise PeakesF30’s – 60’sA temporary employee hired as the Governor’s executive assistant. Personable, likable, impressively confident, and entirely inept. Without knowing it, she has the air of a politician about her. The friendliness of her smile, and the confident way she looks you in the eye would make you think, “I’d vote for her!”
Ned NewleyM50’s – 70’sThe new Governor. A person of impressive ability but completely lacks confidence. A man awaiting permission to enter a room in which he is already standing.
Arthur VanceM40’s – 70’sOne of the most experienced and successful political consultants in the country. His overbearing personality, and confidence in his own opinions over the opinions of others, should make him dislikable but his ego is more than tempered by the joy, even glee, he brings into the room. He is a showman, but his excitement is 100% genuine, and it is contagious.
Rachel ParsonsF20’s – 50’sA TV news reporter. She has the “looks” to be an on-air correspondent however, if television had never been invented, she still would have been a journalist. Straightforward, honest, and inquisitive by nature. She has seen enough of life and politics to be cynical, but she is more apt to make a wry joke.
A.C. PetersenM30’s – 60’sA TV cameraman. A working man and, for most people, they guy you did not notice was there which is find with him. He has a low tolerance for idiocy and would rather not interact with anyone. His silence does not make him seem unfriendly, just a bit of a mystery.

Auditions will be held at the


Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough

Directions to SVP

Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30 PM


Please bring acting resume and headshot as available.

Readings will be from the script.

Audition sides

Side 1 (Paige / Dave)

Side 2 (Paige)

Side 3 (Louise / Dave / Page)

Side 4 (Dave / Ned)

Side 5 (Arthur / Dave / Ned / Paige)

Side 6 (Rachel / Dave)

Side 7 (Rachel / Louise / Ned / Dave / Arthur)

Side 8 (Arthur / Dave)

Side 9 (Ned / Dave)

Side 10 (A.C. / Ned)

A complete copy of the script is located at:

Somerset Valley Players are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  Non-descript roles are available to all performers, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis. 

Please email with any questions.


The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 21st through May 7th.


For further information call 908.369.7469