The 39 Steps

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Gallery Players announces auditions for The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow, adapted from the 1915 John Buchan novel and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Jonathan King, Producer; Mark Gallagher, Director; Casting Director, Jessi Blue Gormezano. Seeking very versatile actors adept at playing multiple roles. Auditions are as follows:

Monday, August 22 – Open call 7pm – 10pm

Saturday, August 27 – Open call 3pm – 5pm

Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute contemporary comedic monologue. Rehearsals begin September 24. Given the outrageous nature and highly physical comedic style of this show, the bolder the better!    

All of the 150 roles in the THE 39 STEPS are performed by only four actors in this mix of a Hitchcock masterpiece and juicy spy novel combined with a dash of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.  One actor plays the dashing leading man, Richard Hannay; a female actor plays three diverse women; and the two “Clowns” play every other character–quick-changing heroes, villains, spies, lecherous lingerie salesman, Scottish Highlands B+B proprietors, heavies, British Music Hall performers, bible thumpers, professors with missing fingers (and their wives), sheriffs, train conductors, pilots, politicians, radio announcers, paperboys, milkmen, charwomen, Senior Citizens, children and even the occasional inanimate object.


RICHARD HANNAY (Male:  25-35)–a dapper, witty and graceful English gentleman.  At the play’s start, he is a bored aristocrat—until a mysterious woman unexpectedly drops into his life and propels him on a heroic, hilarious journey taking an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.

FEMALE ACTOR (Female:  25-35)–plays the following roles: 

–Annabella Schmidt:  an alluring, exotic, beguilingly mysterious secret agent of dubious and ever-shifting accents.

–Pamela:  a bright, righteous, courageous and upstanding British woman lured into Hannay’s adventure but skeptical of his claims of innocence.

–Margaret:  a shy, blushing and wholesome Scottish farmer’s wife who dreams of romance and adventure in the city and is swept away by Hannay’s appearance at her (and her husband’s) front door in rural Scotland.

CLOWNS #1 and #2 (Two Males:  no prescribed ages but physically demanding roles)–play:

–quick-changing heroes, villains, spies, lecherous lingerie salesman, Scottish Highlands B+B proprietors, heavies, British Music Hall performers, bible thumpers, professors with missing fingers (and their wives), sheriffs, train conductors, pilots, politicians, radio announcers, paperboys, milkmen, charwomen, Senior Citizens, children and even the occasional inanimate object.

–Rehearsals:  Weekday evenings (approx. 6:30pm-10:30pm) and weekend afternoons (approx. noon-5/6pm)/Monday nights OFF
–Tech Weekend:  Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd
–Dress Rehearsals:  Tuesday, October 25th-Thursday, October 27th
–Opening:  Saturday, October 29th @ 8pm
–Performances:  Thursdays and Fridays @ 8pm/Saturdays @ 2pm and 8pm/Sundays @ 3pm
–Closing:  November 13th @ 3pm 
Equity Showcase Code, approval pending. Transportation reimbursement provided for Equity members according to the NYC Basic Showcase Code.


2015-16 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 49th Season which includes: GODSPELL (Sept 12-Oct 4), The Piano Lesson (Oct 24-Nov 8), It Runs in the Family (Dec 5-Dec 20), Seussical  (Jan 30-Feb 21), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Mar 12-Mar 27), In the Heights (Apr 23-May 15) and the 19th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (June 2-June 26). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2016



Taught by professional theatre artists, the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to musical theatre, personal expression, and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through story-telling, theatre games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of the talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self image. During one spectacular week of Peanut Gallery, they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals on the stage of Gallery Players 99 seat theater!



Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm*

July 18-22 (Entering Grades 1-3)
July 25-29 (Entering Grades 1-3)
August 1-5 (Entering Grades 4-6) NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENROLLMENTS
August 8-12 (Entering Grades 4-6)

*Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:45am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.

End of session performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.



Early Bird Registration $299 (Before April 30th)
General Registration: $325
After Care: $125*
*Mon-Thurs only, 2pm-6pm subject to interest and availability


Child’s name
Grade in Fall 2016
Parent name
Street address including city/state/zip
E-mail address
Which week(s) you are registering for
Method of Payment

Upon receipt we will email you instructions on how to pay for your registration online (use the code PGTWEET on or before April 30th for discount) or by check.

We reserve the right to cancel classes if enrollment is too low to run. In this case, we will give you two weeks notice and a full refund.

Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.

If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to

Volunteer at The Gallery Players

Be a part of The Gallery Players by volunteering! With 8 productions every season, there’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these Volunteers positions, please e-mail volunteer(at)