The Longwood Players

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Auditions for Burst

By Amy Leigh Horan
Directed by Adrienne Boris
Burst! is a co-production with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.


  • December 6 - 14, 2019


  • Sunday, Sept 29th from 2-6pm


  • Monday, Sept 30th from 6-10pm


Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea MA.


If you need to cancel or change your audition slot, you can do so directly through the sign-up form. For any questions or to request more information, please contact Anthony Mullin via email as soon as possible.


Burst is a new work by playwright Amy Leigh Horan. As their mother lies in a coma in the Neuro ICU, 3 siblings find a home in waiting room 3.  With humor and heart, Burst explores the comedy and clarity of crisis and love.

Cast of Characters

Stephen: any ethnicity, late teens - 20s. The youngest child, 17. Funny and lovable, on the fringe of his high school. Gets along well with adults. 

Ally: any ethnicity, 20s - 30s. The middle child. She's extraverted and spontaneous, with a pinch of narcissism.  She was popular in high school. 

Erin: any ethnicity, 20s - 30s. The oldest sister.  Acutely aware of her role as the eldest/ matriarch of her siblings.  She is guarded, decisive, and pragmatic. Prone to revel in her authority. 

Kira: any ethnicity, late teens - 20s. The cousin, 15.  Upbeat, a bit flighty, and resilient. An amateur blogger with a well of introspection. 

Steve: any ethnicity, 20s - 30s. Ally's boyfriend. Tries to say the right thing. Kind of a jock; sincere.


Rehearsals begin the week of October 21 and are tentatively planned for Mon, Tue, Thu evenings and Sun afternoons. 

Actors must be available for tech all day Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 and every night December 2-5. Performances are currently scheduled for December 6, 7, 13 and 14 @ 8pm, December 8 @ 3pm, and December 12 @ 7pm. Performance schedule is subject to change within these weekends.

Depending on your role, you may not be required to be present at every rehearsal. Schedules will be planned with care to ensure that you are only called when needed for that particular night’s scene work. Please be sure to list all conflicts on the audition form.