Coronado Playhouse Announces Auditions for its Production of:


by Noel Coward

Directed by Hannah Meade

Show synopsis:

Set almost 100 years after its original production, Hay Fever takes place in the eccentric home of the validation-seeking Bliss family. Where each of the Blisses have invited a surprise guest down to the English countryside to stay for the weekend. Classic Coward comedy with a 2023 twist.

Show info:

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, April 17, 2023. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.

The production runs May 19th-June 4th, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted. Please note that performers are required to also be available June 8th-11th should any performances be canceled due to COVID or ticket sales prompt additional performances.

All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation for rehearsals plus a $15 honorarium per performance. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.


Seeking self-taped audition packages. Please submit a comedic monologue, headshot and resume to the form linked below by March 1st, 2023. Please provide a brief monologue that showcases your comedic storytelling abilities. Showcasing your understanding of the British dialect is encouraged but not required for this round of auditions. To ensure auditions are accessible to all, if unable to submit audition materials virtually, please email director, Hannah Meade, at

To be considered, please submit this form: The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates. Only the director and members of the creative team will have access to your submission materials.

Callbacks will be held Saturday, March 4 from 9am-12pm and Sunday, March 5 from 6-10pm. Callbacks will be held in person at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

If you have any questions not answered in this announcement please email

Coronado Playhouse is committed to inclusivity, and encourages ALL members of our community to submit, particularly members of communities who have historically been excluded or underrepresented — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities. All are encouraged to audition for any role that is of interest to them.

Casting notes:

Only adults over the age of 18 will be considered. Aside from Clara, all roles require staged intimacy to be developed through intimacy direction. All roles require strong comedic instincts.


Judith Bliss (she/her, 40-60 y/o): Retired actress, mother and wife whose stage persona is just as active offstage as it is on. Her love language is absolutely words of affirmation.

David Bliss (he/him, 40-60 y/o): Judith’s husband, a novelist who is hiding away to write his upcoming book. Mysterious, stern and always believes he’s right. 

Sorel Bliss (she/her, 18-25y/o): Judith and David’s deeply educated daughter, speaks her mind and is afraid of becoming her mother. Gets bored easily. Is attached to her phone. 

Simon Bliss (he/him, 18-30 y/o): Judith and David’s son, self indulgent and an artist, competes with Sorel for Judith’s attention. A momma’s boy. 

Sandy Tyrell (he/him, 20-35 y/o): Invited for the weekend by Judith, as a fan. Sporty, jovial and energetic. Probably known for being cute and sweet. 

Richard Greatham (he/him, 25-35 y/o): Invited for the weekend by Sorel. Diplomat, straight laced. Intelligent and articulate. 

Myra Arundel (she/her, 25-35 y/o): Invited for the weekend by Simon. Admired by most, especially Simon. Socialite, sultry, fashion-forward, intimidating, driven. 

Jackie Coryton (she/her, 20-30 y/o): Invited for the weekend by David. Shy, anxious, eager but deeply frightful. 

Clara (she/her, over 30 y/o): Judith’s previous dresser, now housekeeper. Always listening but never around. Overworked, underappreciated, will absolutely scoff.

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