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Auditions for Origin of the Species at the Strand Theater


The Strand Theater Company announces auditions for the opening production of its 10th Anniversary Season, “Origin of the Species” by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Erin Riley.

Synopsis: Molly is an older English lady who digs up her ancestor: a four-million-year-old woman, miraculously alive. Molly names her Victoria and smuggles her home to Yorkshire. Clocks – biological and other – tick away in this engaging two-hander that digs deep beneath the sands of time to discover that we are all brothers and sisters under the skin.


Molly – 50s-70s. Northern English accent would be ideal. RP acceptable. She is energetic, profound, and a true adventurer in every sense. She is young at heart, engaging, and should not be afraid to break the fourth wall.

Victoria – late 20s-40s Physical movement is extremely important to this character. She begins as a primal, uncivilized, almost animal-like being who is eventually transforms into a thinking, feeling and highly intelligent woman.

Auditions Dates/Times:

Thursday, September 14th – 6-8pm

Saturday, September 17th – 11am-2pm

Address: 5426 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214

Please email to schedule your audition slot.

Please prepare 1-2 minute modern monologue and be ready to read sides.

Bring any conflicts between 9/18 and the 11/19.

The Production Staff encourages performers of all ethnicities to audition.

Employer Name:
Strand Theater Company

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