Apple Tree Arts invites actors to audition for our winter production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.

About the Show

Three sibling, one hot mess!

Middle–aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.

Important Dates

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at Apple Tree Arts, Grafton, MA

Auditions: Friday October 27th from 6pm – 8pm, and Saturday October 28th from 10am – 3pm

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be Sundays from 2pm – 5pm, Mondays from 6pm – 8pm, and Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm, starting on November 13th. Table read will take place on 10/30. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal.

Tech rehearsals: February 4th – February 8th

Performances: February 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2024

About the Roles

Apple Tree Arts encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. 

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Director MB DeKara, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. All choreography for the audition and the production will be designed to include actors of all abilities.

VANYA: 50s, lives in Bucks County with Sonia, his adopted sister; resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.

SONIA: early 50s, lives in Bucks County with Vanya; discontent, upset, regretful.

MASHA: Vanya and Sonia’s sister; a B-list movie actress who gallivants around the world.

SPIKE: 29, Masha’s new companion; an aspiring actor who’s very attractive and self-absorbed.

NINA: 20s, niece of Vanya and and Sonia’s neighbors; an energetic and sincere would-be actress who is start struck by Masha.

CASSANDRA: Vanya and Sonia’s odd housekeeper; a soothsayer who often makes ominous predictions.

Six roles are open for actors of all ethnicities, ages 18 and up, and no actors have been pre-cast.

About the Production Team

Director/Choreographer: MB DeKara

Producer: Lisa Scarlett for Apple Tree Arts

About the Auditions

Auditioners should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Sides from the play will be provided and emailed to all auditioners prior to the audition dates. Sides will also be printed and available at the auditions. You are welcome to prepare sides with another auditioner ahead of time and come in together.

Fill out the audition form here! 

For any questions regarding the auditions please contact Director, MaryBeth DeKara at