Next up: 

Carmel Community Players and directors, Matt Trgovac and Tonya Rave, proudly announce - and invite you to join us for - auditions for The Dinner Party by Neil Simon.

Auditions will take place:

Monday, February 12th 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday, February 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00PM

Location: CCP Warehouse,

510 3rd Avenue SW, Suite D*, Carmel, IN 46032

*Note: It actually says Ste. "J" on the door. Some people have said the space can be difficult to find. The building is the same one where the Winter Farmer's Market is held on Saturdays, with the large rabbits painted on the side. If you go to the very north end of the building and walk past the dumpsters toward the large loading bay, the door is tucked back into the corner on your left. There should be signs in the parking lot pointing to the door. We apologize if there is any confusion.]

Headshots/resumes are welcome but not required. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. If you have a prepared monologue, you may present it as time allows, but it is not required.

Video auditions will also be accepted for those unable to attend in-person auditions. Prepare a 1+ minute monologue; in your video, please slate (introduce yourself) and the piece you are performing. Submissions must be emailed to directors at trgovacmatthew@gmail.com and tonyalrave@gmail.com by 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.


The Dinner Party, Neil Simon's 31st play, opened on Broadway in 2000 starring the likes of John Ritter and Henry Winkler. Its story line centers around a dinner party to which three divorced couples have been invited unbeknownst to their partners. Perhaps best described as a dramedy, the play includes comedic moments as well as poignant ones during which each couple addresses the issues that drove them apart. In an interview in The New York Times, Neil Simon stated that The Dinner Party was written with "the concept of creating a farce up to a certain point, and then instead of continuing the farce, to make a turn to where it becomes quite serious . . . to break the concept that farces can never get real, even for a minute."


Claude Pichon – Claude is an attractive, smart, and sophisticated man. He is also fairly serious. He has the shortest monologue.
Albert Donay – Albert is a nice guy, but he is a bit geeky and is always a step behind the crowd. He possesses a funny, dry wit. He has a monologue of medium length.
Andre Bouville – Andre is a successful, self-assured man who has little patience. He is sarcastic and temperamental. He has a monologue of medium length.
Mariette Levieux – Mariette is an attractive, strong woman who makes a great first appearance by hiding her flaws. She is straightforward and sarcastic. She has a monologue of medium length.
Yvonne Fouchet – Yvonne is an earnest lady, but she is also shy and somewhat flaky. She has been hurt, which has resulted in her being rather unsure of herself. She has the longest monologue.
Gabrielle Bouville – Gabrielle is a charming, elegant, and commanding woman. She is an energetic free spirit. She has a couple of monologues.

Please email the directors at trgovacmatthew@gmail.com and tonyalrave@gmail.com to submit video auditions and/or for additional information about the production.

Production dates are:

  • Friday, April 26, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday,  April 28, 2023 - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Friday, May 3, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 2023 - 2:30 pm

All performances will be at The CAT (254 Veterans Way, 46032, Carmel).