Auditions for Tony Award Winning, "Beauty Queen of Leenane"


Auditions for Tony Award Winning, "Beauty Queen of Leenane

The Chatham Players will hold auditions for “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh on Sunday, December 3rd at 6pm and Monday, December 4th at 7pm at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Chatham. Actors must check in to the auditions by 7:30pm. Production dates are March 1 - 16, 2024. Bill Purdy directs.

Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.

Director Bill Purdy seeks 4 performers, ages 20-70 and all roles require an Irish accent. Actors will be asked to read from sides available for downloading below. Please bring these sides with you to your audition. 

Character Breakdown

  • Maureen Folan (Female) - plays forty; role requires some physical combat and onstage intimacy.
  • Mag Folan (Female) - Maureen's mother, plays 70; role requires some physical combat.
  • Pato Dooley (Male) - plays about 40; role requires onstage intimacy.
  • Ray Dooley (Male) - Pato's brother, plays 20.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or email  For directions or additional information, please visit