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Theater Company of Lafayette announces auditions for:

In the Next Room - The Vibrator Play

Directed by Heather Frost

About Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (from

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, is a comedy set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat "hysterical" women (and some men). The play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian-age home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter — and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone.


Group 1:
Friday February 17, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Group 2:
Saturday February 18, 11am – 2pm
Group 3:
Saturday February 18, 2 – 4 pm

Sign up for an audition time slot here.
Please bring a copy of your resume and head shot (does not need to be on photo paper) if you haven’t emailed them in:

CALL BACKS by invitation only:
By invitation only. Sunday, February 19,  3pm – 6 pm.
Please plan to stay for the full session. If you are unable to stay for the full session, please let us know before callbacks begin.

Nothing. We will be doing cold readings from the script and other reading activities.

The Mary Miller Theater
300 East Simpson Street
Lafayette, CO. 80026

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80027.

Actors will receive a small stipend based on ticket sales.

Begins in March 2023.
All actors must be available for evening Tech rehearsals: April 29 - May 4.




Character Breakdown:
All ethnicities encouraged to audition (Elizabeth is scripted for an actor of color).
All actors must provide proof of vaccination.

Dr. Givings: (Male, 30s – youthful 50s), a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.
Catherine Givings:
(Female, late 20s – 30s) Dr. Giving's wife.
Sabrina Daldry
: His patient, a woman in her early thirties.
Annie: (Female, late 30s and older), Dr. Giving's midwife assistant.
Leo Irving: Dr. Giving's other patient, an artist in his twenties or mid-thirties.
Elizabeth: A woman in her early thirties, a wet nurse by default.
Mr. Daldry: Sabrina Daldry's husband, a man in his forties or fifties.

performance schedule

Fri 5/5, Sat 5/6: 7:30pm
Sun 5/7: 2pm
Fri 5/12, Sat 5/13: 7:30pm
Sun 5/14: 2pm
Thu 5/18: 7:30pm (Pay what you want night).
Fri 5/19, Sat 5/20: 7:30p

The Mary Miller Theater
800 East Simpson Street
Layafette, CO. 80026