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Visiting Mr. Green

May 19th-Jun 11th 2023
A Dramedy
by: Jeff Baron

Directed by: Brent A. Stringfield
Produced by:Darrell Datte and Ruth Woodbeck

Audition Notes:
COVID-19 Policy:
Anyone auditioning for this show, or accompanying someone auditioning, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and be prepared to show Proof of Vaccine and Photo I.D. For up-to-date policy information visit our website at

Audition Info:
PowPAC welcomes and encourages actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities to submit for these roles
• PowPAC Theater is located at 13250 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 (Upstairs) – Elevator access in rear of building.
• Auditions Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28, 2023. 7:00-9:00 p.m. (arrive early for paperwork and schedule comparison)
• Callbacks will be by invitation Wednesday, March 29, 2023, if required.
• First read-through will be on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
• Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script and other media chosen by director.
• No accents required.
• Please bring a resume of theatrical experience and a head shot.
• Appointments not necessary.
• For additional information and questions, please contact the Director at
• Watch for updated information on our Auditions webpage at and on our Facebook page.

Compensation & Union Contract Details
• No Pay – Volunteer Organization

Rehearsals and Performance Dates:
• Rehearsal schedule will be Monday -Thursday 6:00-10:00 p.m.; based on Cast availability.
• Sunday evenings might be added within the last two (2) to three (3) weeks of rehearsals, if required.
• Rehearsal Start Time will be based on availability of Cast.
• Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from Friday, May 19, 2023 – Sunday, June 11, 2023.
• Saturday, May 27th and Saturday, June 10th will have a matinee performance at 2:00 pm and an evening performance at 8:00 pm.
Cast Requirements:
About the Characters:
Casting two (2) Performers to portray Mr. Green and Ross Gardiner

Mr. Green:
Age: Portray mid- 80s (86)
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Heavy
Stage Time: Almost Always on Stage
Characteristics: Mr. Green is an Orthodox Jew and a recent widower with a sharp wit and at times a sharp tongue. Mr. Green is intelligent, humorous, and stubborn, at times, with a sensitivity that he often keeps hidden. Since the death of his beloved wife, he has kept to himself and rarely leaves his apartment. Mr. Green is leery of Ross when the weekly visits begin, but eventually forms a true friendship with Ross.

Ross Gardiner:
Age: Portray 29
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Heavy
Stage Time: Almost Always on Stage
Characteristics: Ross is a driven American Express executive with a strained family relation because he has not told his parents he is gay. At first, Ross is bitter about having to visit Mr. Green weekly, but with time, Ross and Mr. Green form a true friendship. The actor portraying Ross should be fit in appearance, as the character is training to run the New York marathon.

About the Director:
Brent A. Stringfield has been involved with community theatre since the age of three. He began directing in his early twenties and has spent the years honing his craft through his love of theatre. At this point in his career, he only directs show for which he has a passion. Brent is eager to explore Visiting Mr. Green. Brent has served as Artistic Director of PowPAC and is currently the President of the theatre. In recent years, Brent has limited his directing to PowPAC and Patio Playhouse with productions of Greetings!, Mothers and Sons, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Deathtrap, Our Town, Nuts, the world-premiere of People v. Beanstalk; and most recently, The Dining Room and A Year with Frog and Toad, just to name just a few.

About the Producers:
Darrell Datte has recently stepped in the realm of producing and is enjoying the process. Darrell started his training to PowPAC’s popular Air Turbulence and is looking forward to working with Ruth and the Cast and Crew of Visiting Mr. Green. Darrell, also, serves on the Board of Directors for PowPAC and has been instrumental in introducing people to the wonderful productions being produced at PowPAC. Darrell’s calm demeanor and “can do” attitude will make him a wonderful Producer for this and many other shows!

Ruth Woodbeck has served in a variety of roles for PowPAC including hospitality, managerial roles, Rehearsal Assistant, Board Director, and Producer. Teaming with her “partner in crime” Merrill, she has Co-Produced Making God Laugh, People v. Beanstalk, Nuts and The Dining Room. Ruth is excited to be part of the production team for Visiting Mr. Green. Ruth is a Co-Audition Manager and is helping to create the recently new position as a benefit to actors and directors in the casting process and notification of casting opportunities at PowPAC.
Plot Synopsis:
Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.

Translated into 24 languages, with over 500 productions in large and small venues in 50 countries, it has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.

In Memoriam
  • Brent Stringfield
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