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24 Hour Creative

A Favorite of Actors, Directors and Playwrights

​​​​​​​AUDITIONS: Friday, JANUARY 31st at 8:00pm

Each year Camino Real Playhouse presents
24 HOUR CREATIVE - The Ultimate Theatrical Challenge

Six playwrights and directors are selected to create a play in 24 hours.
Each play is approximately 10 min. in length and performed in front of a paying audience.
This is not only a challenge for the actor, but directors and playwrights as well.


The Nerd

Directed by Rhonda Goldstein

​​​​​​​AUDITIONS: Monday and Tuesday - February 3rd and 4th at 7pm

PERFORMANCES: March 27, 28, 29 and April 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12

Please bring a headshot and resume. Sides will be provided


It’s late 1979 in Terre Haute, Indiana and our young architect, Willum, is celebrating his thirty-fourth birthday. He has an unexpected visit from a fellow ex-GI, Rick Steadman, who he has never met but did save his life during service in Vietnam. Initially Willum is delighted, however, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles cause quite the social dilemma.

Cast Descriptions

Willum Cubbert (25-40)
A kind, intelligent, and idealistic architect whose home is open to all. He is a total pushover with absolutely no backbone whatsoever. He is absolutely incapable of standing up for himself or saying no to anyone. His kindness is his greatest handicap.

Tansy McGuiness (25-35)
Willum's on-again, off-again girlfriend. She is just as kind and idealistic as Willum. However, she has been offered her dream job as a TV weather woman. Unlike William, she has the backbone to pursue her dream.

Axel Hammond (30-40)
Willum’s best friend. Works as a drama critic for local newspaper. Highly obnoxious but very funny with a rather dry sense of humor. He is also quite sarcastic, and cynical . However, deep down he is incredibly loyal and sentimental.

Rick Steadman (40-60)
A Vietnam Vet who now works as an inspector at a chalk factory. Kind of folksy in manner. He is totally oblivious to insult and completely lacks manners or sensitivity. He is thoroughly obnoxious with no social graces or awareness of boundaries whatsoever. Completely annoying in every way.

Warnock Waldgrave (45-65)
A boisterous, perpetually annoyed businessman with no creativity and no tact. He is crude, blustering, and overbearing and definitely sees himself as the Boss!

Clelia Waldgrave (35-45)
Mr. Waldgrave's high-strung, meek and conforming wife. She never expresses emotions and only releases her stress when she can break small dishes.

Thor Waldgrave (8-14)
The Waldgrave's horribly obnoxious son. Incredibly spoiled. A real little terror with the ability to scream and cause havoc wherever he goes.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Directed by Leslie Eisner

​​​​​​​AUDITIONS: Sunday and Monday February 23 and 24 at 7pm

PERFORMANCES: April 17th – May 3rd

Please bring a headshot and resume. Sides will be provided


15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

For all company members it will require a willingness to move with precision, speed, agility and imagination. For certain company members it will also require strength, stamina and athleticism.

Cast Descriptions

To play teenager. An English teenager who has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. He can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. Incredibly intelligent but shy and mistrusting of strangers, he has a brilliant mind and from a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome. Actor must be physically very fit and agile. English accent.

Late 30s- Early 50s. Christopher’s father. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings. English

LLate 30s-50. Christopher’s mother is a working-class woman with a tough exterior. Loving, yet impatient, independent, lonely and proud. English

Late 20s-40s. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is professional, warm, caring, calm. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings. English

Late 30s-50. MRS SHEARS: Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor, she is rough around the edges. Worn out by life, disappointed, haggard. MRS GASCOYNE: The headmistress of the school for “special needs” children. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity. English

Late 30s-50. ROGER SHEARS: Mrs. Shears ex-husband. A middle-class man who works at a bank. DUTY SERGEANT: A local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded. English

Mid 60s – 70’s. One of Christopher’s neighbors She is a lonely older woman without a lot of means. English

40s-50s. REVEREND PETERS: A vicar, pleasant enough, tries to answer Christopher’s questions about religion. STATION POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman English. Must be strong, fit and agile.

20s – Early 30s. POLICEMAN: A Swindon policeman who has no patience or understanding of Christopher’s way of thinking. MR. THOMPSON: A neighbor that Christopher interviews during his investigation. MAN WITH SOCKS: A guy waiting for the tube in London English

20s – Early 30s. NO. 40: A woman who is a neighbor of Christopher’s. INFORMATION: A busy information clerk in a London Railroad Station who Christopher asks for directions. PUNK GIRL: A young woman in the tube station who tries to help Christopher. English

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