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30 by Ninety has been providing quality live entertainment on the Northshore since it was founded in 2014. Located in Mandeville, LA, this non-profit theatre is truly community-driven in its scope and outreach. 30 by Ninety has numerous opportunities for the local community to be involved, like holding open auditions of all its shows, offering volunteer work for both on and off stage (and service hour opportunities for students), as well as partnering with local restaurants and businesses.

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Upcoming Auditions

1:00-5:00 PM

NOVEMBER 27, 2:00 PM

Chris Manguno


January 21, 27, 28; February 3, 4 || 8:00 PM
January 22, 29; February 5 || 2:30 PM


Rehearsals will run December 5 – January 21.
Register for the audition here:
Questions? Email with the subject: Laughter Auditions

For auditions, please bring a 1-to-2 minute contemporary or classical comedic monologue OR take the stage with something creative to make us laugh! We are looking for individuals who have great comedic timing, and who are comfortable being funny! Also, please be prepared to do a cold reading from pre-selected sides individually and/or with others.

*If you would like to audition, but are unable to attend the initial round of auditions on the 26th, please contact
**If you are aware of any conflicts, please indicate them on the audition signup form or during the audition in order to facilitate scheduling.

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, this ensemble comedy features all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.


MAX PRINCE [Male, 40’s to 60’s] || Max is the star of the most popular show on television: The Max Prince Show. Like the characters he plays each week on camera, He is larger than life off camera as well. When he enters a room, he FILLS the room. He has a brilliant madness to him that is exacerbated by his use of alcohol and sleeping pills to fight his perpetual insomnia; increasingly, it either dissipates into disorientation or devolves into out-and-out paranoia. He does everything with gusto, exuberance, passion and abandon.

IRA STONE [Male, 30’s to 40’s] || Ira is the most annoying member of the writing team – by far. He is a chronic hypochondriac and shameless attention seeker who is also extremely argumentative. Although he is late for work every day, and generally disruptive it is always he who is the victim. Unfortunately, he is also extremely funny and very inventive. If you don’t kill him, you kind of like him. He and Brian are always at each other’s throats.

LUCAS BRICKMAN [Male, 20’s to 40’s] || Lucas has just started his second week as a writer on The Max Prince show. He’s on a four-week “try-out” contract. He’s very much “the new guy” among an already-legendary writing staff, trying to fit in, become one of the group, and impress everyone enough to be hired permanently. He is also among the least neurotic of the bunch.

MILT FIELDS [Male, 30’s to 40’s] || Milt is a rapid-fire joke machine. He considers himself to be a cheap “wholesaler” among the other writers, who are “Tiffany” quality. Highly insecure, he tries to stand out by dressing flamboyantly and attempting to be a ladies’ man.

VAL SLOTSKY [Male, 40’s to 60’s] || Val is the senior member of the staff, and the most politically aware of the bunch. As a Russian Immigrant, he speaks with a strong accent. He is self-deprecating in an-your-face kind of way. He states his philosophy in the play: All humor is based on hostility.

BRIAN DOYLE [Male, 30’s to 40’s] || A chain smoker and heavy drinker, Brian epitomizes the cynical, hard-living writer. He’s acerbic, bitter and has grandiose ideas that, any moment now, Hollywood will come calling. He and Ira are constantly at each other’s throats.

KENNY FRANKS [Male, 20’s to 30’s] || Kenny is the golden boy of the group – highly respected by all despite the fact that he’s the youngest, he’s sophisticated, worldly and self-assured.

CAROL WYMAN [Female, 30’s to 40’s] || Carol is the lone woman on the writing staff. She is a veteran of the industry, having survived, and thrived, in this male dominated environment. In the first act, she’s been trying to get pregnant. In the second act, it is obvious she has succeeded. She is more mature and self-aware than most of her colleagues but is every bit as passionate and quick-witted.

HELEN [Female, Late 20’s] || Helen is the quintessential secretary for the group. She is kind-hearted and in awe of the talent she is privileged to be so close to. Her dream is to become a comedy writer herself. Unfortunately, she does not possess an ounce of comedic talent. But she is amiable and, although she is uneducated, she is self-possessed and unafraid to speak her mind.

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