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Casting for "That Poor Trapped Man"

Stage Right Theatrics will be holding auditions for multiple roles (see below) in our upcoming production of Joshua Danese’s “That Poor Trapped Man” directed by Ben Hartwig.


These are paid, non-union positions.


“That Poor Trapped Man” is the maddeningly absurd tale of a squatter  "trapped"  (of his own choosing), in a house owned by an unsuspecting family, who he, along with the neighbors, conspiratorially connive to kill.


We are casting for the following eight roles (ages are suggestions):


  • JACKIE CONE (30-50): A wonderful demeanor and persona, he's the type of person who people naturally like. Easy to smile and not so much interested in confrontation, even though he is forced to confront and stand up for what he believes in throughout the entire play.

  • CORY CONE (20s): Jackie’s son, collegiate, dresses nice and looks nice, a candidate for Student Council President, with a nice ringing Patrick Henry voice. Idealistic, but naive.

  • JESSE CONE (20s): Jackie’s daughter, a little bit unsure of herself and a bit more vulnerable and much more gullible than Cory. Headstrong and sometimes emotionally volatile, she also hungers to be a leader just like her older brother, whom she looks up to and tries to emulate.

  • J. AMALK, P. AMALK, M. AMALK (Ages TBD): Mafia business-like they enjoy beating their victims up. They are a smooth well-oiled terror machine, with J. Amalk being the leader of the three. All conniving and no heart, very focused on their goal and unforgiving. A cold operation who get what they want and it doesn't have to be pretty. To call them gangsters, mob-bosses, would be a compliment.

  • EDDY AMALK (Age TBD): swarthy, greasy, grimy, sleezy, slimy, amoral, immoral creature, a worm of a man, a leach, a parasite, no backbone, dirty and foul, a cringing cretin. But he does have an ingratiating smile.

  • SAM COHN, THE REPORTER (30-50): opportunistic journalist, vicious for a great story, no matter who it might destroy. A lot of energy and enthusiasm, from the bottom of his pit  he has his eyes on a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.


Here are the specifics about the auditions:



  • Jan. 14: Upper Arlington Library Tremont Road (2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, OH), Meeting Room B from 1:30-3:30 PM.

  • Jan. 15: Columbus Metropolitan Library: HILLIARD Branch (4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026) in the Hilliard Room from 1:30-3:30 PM.


WHAT TO BRING? Yourself, a theatre resume, and headshot.


MONOLOGUE? Nope. Readings from the script only.




Performances are May 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM EDT and May 14 at 1:30 PM EDT at the Abbey Theater of Dublin.


Contact Robert at with questions.

We hope to see you there!

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