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Hovey Players Audition Notice

Hovey Players is thrilled to announce auditions for the last two shows of its September 2022 – June 2023 season:


Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, directed by Demetra Tseckares

Running March 24 – April 8, 2023

Audition Dates: December 4th at 3:00pm, December 5th at 7:00pm; callbacks Dec 6th at 7:00pm

Sign up for a 1 hour audition slot at CleanHouseSignUpGenius


Moira Buffini’s Handbagged, directed by Celia Couture

Running June 9 – June 24, 2023

Audition Dates:  December 11th at 3:00pm and December 12th at 7:00pm; callbacks Dec 13th at 7:00pm

Sign up for a 45 minute audition slot at HandbaggedSignUpGenius


More information about each show can be found below. Actors are invited to audition for one or both productions. All auditions and callbacks will be held at the theater, located at 9 Spring Street in Waltham, MA.


Please note that Hovey Players is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community: on our stage, through our creative and technical teams, and in our house. The audition notices include brief descriptions of the characters as they are depicted in the script. Actors of all genders, races, and/or ethnic backgrounds are welcome to audition for any role that they are interested in portraying.


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Directed by Demetra Tseckares

Production Dates: March 24 - April 8, 2023

Audition Dates: Dec 4th at 3:00pm, Dec 5th at 7:00pm

Callbacks if necessary: Dec 6th at 7:00pm


In a 'metaphysical Connecticut', serious career-oriented doctor Lane has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who has fallen in love with one of his cancer patients. The Clean House is a theatrical and romantic play about class, love, and loss, and compels us to consider the meaning of “I almost died laughing.” 

The Clean House was the winner of the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 


Lane, a doctor, a woman in her early fifties. She wears white.

Matilde, Lane’s cleaning lady, a woman in her late twenties. She wears black.  She is Brazilian. She has a refined sense of deadpan.  Matilde tells several jokes in Portugese and converses with Ana in Spanish.

Virginia, Lane’s sister, a woman in her late fifties.

Charles, Lane’s husband, a surgeon, a man in his fifties. In the first Act, Charles plays Matilde’s father.

Ana, in her sixties. She is Argentinian. She is impossibly charismatic. In the first Act she plays Matilde’s mother.  Ana and Matilde have a conversation in Spanish.

Everyone in this play should be able to tell a really good joke.


Auditions by appointment only. To sign up for an audition slot, please visit: CleanHouseSignUpGenius.  Auditions will consist of one character specific monologue, followed by readings from the script.  Monologues and sides will be made available to you at the audition; however we strongly encourage you to read the script prior to auditions.  Please contact the director, Demetra Tseckares at for a copy of the script.  All roles are open.  Please be prepared to tell a joke!



Directed by Celia Couture

Production Dates: June 9 - 24, 2023

Audition Dates: Dec 11th at 3:00pm, Dec 12th at 7:00pm

Callbacks if necessary: Dec 13th at 7:00pm



Imagine the private meetings between two of the world’s most powerful women: Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II. Born just six months apart, each leader has the capacity to change the world, but how the world should be changed is another story altogether. Will Mags and Liz find common ground in tumultuous times, or will the gloves come off at Buckingham Palace?

Handbagged relives the ups and downs of the 1980’s through the eyes of two Maggie Thatcher’s and two Queen Elizabeth’s, with guest appearances from the Reagans, Denis Thatcher, Arthur Scargill, Gerry Adams, Geoffry Howe, Lord Carrington and many more.   Here is the story of what might have been said in those private weekly meetings between them, told with humor, wit, and irreverence.


Q:  An Older Queen Elizabeth II (60s)

Liz:  A Younger Queen Elizabeth II (late 40s-mid 50s)

T:  An Older Margaret Thatcher (60s)

Mags:  Younger Margaret Thatcher (late 40s-mid 50s)

Actor 1:  Male-Identifying Actor to play (40+): A Palace Footman, Kenneth Kaunda, Nancy Regan, Enoch Powell, Michael Shea, Neil Kinnock, Kenneth Clarke, and a protestor.  

Actor 2:  Male-Identifying Actor to play (40+): Dennis Thatcher, Peter Carrington, Gerry Adams, Ronald Reagan, Michael Heseltine, Arthur Scargill, Rupert Murdock, Geoffrey Howe, and Prince Phillip 




Auditions by appointment only. To sign up for an audition slot, please visit: HandbaggedSignUpGenius  Auditions will consist of one character specific monologue, followed by cold readings from the script. An audition form and a monologue to prepare for the audition will be sent to you after signing up for an audition slot. (Monologues should be prepared, but do not need to be memorized.) All roles are open.

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