Auditions for NTAC’s Plays:
It’s Only a Play

Synopsis: It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer’s bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in. The good-natured bonhomie with which the evening begins grows steadily crueler—and funnier—as the reviews (all bad) come in, and those assembled seek desperately to pin the blame on each other. As the curtain falls, plans are eagerly afoot for their next venture—this one sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.

Character breakdowns:

James Wicker, – A former stage actor turned television Actor and the Playwright’s best friend. Great charm. (30- 40)

Julia Budder – Wealthy first-time solo producer and hostess of the opening night party, older and genuinely nice. (50 – 60)

Peter Austin – The Playwright, don’t let his nice looks fool you. (30- 40)

Virginia Noyes – Aging star of the play, throaty voice a firecracker. (50’s)

Frank Finger – the young “egomaniacal” “genius” British Director. A real Boy wonder. (30’s)

Ira Drew – savage theater critic (50 – 60)

Gus P. Head – the hired help for the evening, fresh off the farm boy who aspires to be a Broadway actor. (20’s)

Emma – A no-nonsense Taxi driver. (indeterminate age)

Auditions will be at 7pm on March 28th and March 29th with potential callbacks on March 30th. Actors will be cold reading from a script, and sides will be provided. Those interested in auditioning, please email NTACauditions@gmail.com to request a time slot. 


Please include an electronic version of your headshot/resume with your request.
We will respond to you with your assigned audition time and the audition sides for each play.


We will be following all Covid-19 precautions at auditions as directed by the city of Newport Beach, the state, and the CDC.