Pear Theatre AUDITIONS

Announcing Auditions for "Taking Steps"

Pear Theatre is proud to announce auditions for “Taking Steps” by Alan Ayckbourn.

Our production will be directed by Troy Johnson.

Auditions are by appointment only. We are seeking non-equity actors. A stipend will be provided.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations:

Rehearsals begin mid to late October 2019 at Pear Theatre in Mountain View, CA.

Likely rehearsal schedule will be Sunday-Wednesday/Thursday evenings, exact days/times tbd.


Performances are January 16 – February 9, 2020 at Pear Theatre in Mountain View, CA.

Performance times will be Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm)


Open auditions for “Taking Steps will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10am-3pm at Pear Theatre.

(You only need to sign up for a short time-slot.)

Please prepare a monologue in any British Dialect - no longer than 2 minutes.

You may be asked to read sides from the play. 

If you came to General Auditions, you are still welcome to attend auditions for this show. 


Taking Steps will be performed using British Dialect.  

Invited callbacks will take place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 10am-1pm at Pear Theatre.

About the Play:

The play is set in a dilapidated Victorian three story country house, reputedly a former bordello and said to be haunted by a deceased prostitute. The set design has all three floors represented on stage at a single level, with the actors' movements between the floors expressed through mimed movement up and down flat staircases, with actors frequently next to each other when their characters are on different floors in the story.

Available Roles (all roles are currently open):

2 Female, 4 Male:

Elizabeth – (female, 30’s-40’s) Former dancer, retired as a result of her marriage; now in perpetual indecision about whether to leave her husband.

Roland – (female, 40’s-50’s) Elizabeth's unappreciative husband; a businessman who is a major presence in the bucket industry; likes to drink.

Mark – (male, 30’s-40’s) Elizabeth's brother, attempting to save his one-sided relationship to Kitty and fulfill his dream of opening a fishing tackle shop.

Tristram – (male, 20’s-30’s) friRoland's solicitor; unaware, and unassertive; has trouble speaking when he's nervous, unwittingly causes absolute havoc.

Leslie – (male, 40’s- late 50’s) Builder, on the brink financially; desperate to sell the house (currently rented) to Roland.

Kitty – (female, late 20’s-30’s) Left Mark at the altar once, she has been persuaded to come back to him after her arrest for suspected solicitation; feels trapped into always being part of other people's dreams (including Mark's fishing tackle shop).

For questions regarding the show, contact Director Troy Johnson at


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