Actors wanted for  The Monroe Doctrine, a world premiere play by Mark Scharf (Non-Union, Paid)


Directed by Ann Turiano


Compensation: $300-500 stipend, depending on size of role

Rehearsals: Tue/Thu/Sat July 8-August 15 2024 (2 – 3x/week) in Baltimore City 

Performances: August 16-31, 2024, shows Friday-Sunday @ Baltimore Theatre Project (45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201)


Tuesday, June 4 & Thursday, June 6 7-9:30pm

Callbacks: Saturday, June 8 2-3pm

Location: Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Auditions are in 15-minute blocks and will consist of cold readings from the script. Printed copies of the sides will be provided. To request an audition slot, please fill out an audition form: Monroe Doctrine Audition Form

Questions? Please email


What does success mean in America? What does it mean when you don’t make it? 

In THE MONROE DOCTRINE, poet and adjunct professor Real Monroe tries to hold his world together from his trailer on Hog Island on Maryland’s eastern shore. It’s Memorial Day weekend and the men of the family, counterbalanced by the influence of three strong and grounded women, gather for what may be the last time to meet the wishes of Real’s Korean War veteran father, an assisted living facility refugee. When Real’s estranged sons arrive, expectations and reality collide and even the students he has tried to help leave him scrambling for solid ground in a shifting landscape of obligations and power. The play can be thought of as an elegy to the lost place of the artist in the world and to twentieth century versions of masculinity, the ideal now which is ever changing like a shapeshifter with amnesia.

Available roles (4): 

Open auditions will be held for the roles of TEDWARD, CRANE, ABBIE, and DYLAN. The roles of REAL, MADISON, and DONNA have been cast. 

Auditioners can expect a naturalistic production with a focus on character & relationships.

THEODORE “TEDWARD” MONROE (White, Male, 70s-80s):  Father to REAL, Korean War veteran, an “assisted living facility refugee”

CRANE MONROE (White, Male, 20s): REAL’s younger son, a musician

MADISON BRYANT (Black, Female, 20s: CRANE’s girlfriend, plays bass in his band. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST. 

ABBIE JANG (Korean-American, Female, late teens/early 20s): community college student of REAL’s

“REAL” MONROE (White, Male, Late 50s): divorced poet and adjunct English instructor at three community colleges. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST. 

DONNA ARNOLD (Female, late 40s): community college Administrative Assistant & colleague to REAL. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST. 

DYLAN “D” MONROE (White, Male, late 20s/early 30s): REAL’s estranged oldest son, a rookie police officer

Please click here to view audition sides by role.