AUDITION NOTICE – Personality Conflicts


The Sherman Players will be holding auditions for


Written and directed by Dean Alexander   

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April2023 

At the Sherman Playhouse from 7-9.30 pm 

Gary has his heart set on asking Mary Ann out on a date. The problem is, he experiences a full-blown panic attack any time he gets near her.

PERSONALITY CONFLICTS takes us inside Gary’s subconscious mind, as he tries to sort through his personal issues to uncover the key to his past that will ultimately allow him to move forward with his interpersonal life.  Turmoil, both in Gary’s head and in his physical reality, ensues as the different aspects of Gary’s personality engage with one another.

Subsequently, this leads him to seek help from a therapist, who assists him in deciphering the messages that his subconscious mind is sending him.  This allows Gary to discover something about himself that he had long since forgotten and leads him to question whether he would have simply been better off leaving well enough alone in the first place.

PERSONALITY CONFLICTS is an original play by Dean Alexander, which will be presented over the first two weekends in June as part of our SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS program.

The show runs for 6 performances June 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th, 10th, 11th 2023.

The production is seeking nine actors.  There will be doubling of roles.  All race, ethnicity and gender identifications are encouraged to audition.

Auditions in person are preferred, but if you can’t make the dates please contact us via our contact page for information on alternative options.

All actors must be vaccinated against COVID.

Audition sides are available HERE


Gary: Male – late-20s to mid-30s

Randy: Male – late-20s to mid-30s; Gary’s co-worker, friend, and roommate. Fun loving dufus, prankster

Sal: Male – 40 to 50; Subconscious Activities Liaison, responsible for over-seeing Gary’s entire subconscious mind.  All business, controlling

Iddy: Male – early 20s; Gary’s Id. Immature and impulsive. Close relationship with Egon

Stephon: Male – 40 to 50; Gary’s Super Ego. Rigid. Rule oriented. Responsible for overseeing Egon. Maybe not as smart as he thinks he is

Egon: Male – early 20s; Gary’s Ego. All about self-gratification. Good friend of Iddy’s. Self absorbed

Pat: Male/Female – 30s to 40s; Gary’s feminine side. Responsible for issues concerning feelings and communication. Can be played by a female, but character identifies as male

Monty/Gentleman: Male – 20s or 30s. In charge of Gary’s Sense of Humor Center. British accent

Jim:  Male/Female; Memory Attendant in Gary’s subconscious mind. Voice only

Scott: Male – 60s or older. Mary Ann’s blind date

Mother: Female – mid/late-20s; Gary’s memory of his mother when he was a very young child

Father: Male – mid-20s to mid-30s; Gary’s memory of his father when he was a very young child

Felicia: Female – 20s to 60s; Gary’s co-worker and friend of Mary Ann

Emily: Female – 20s to 60s; Gary’s co-worker and friend of Mary Ann

Controller: Male/Female – 20 to 30; works in the Control Center in Gary’s subconscious mind.

Attendant: Male/Female – 20s to 50s. An Assistant in Gary’s Sense of Humor Center. British accent

Connor: Male – mid-20s to mid-30s; Gary’s conscious mind

Janitor (2) Male/Female – any age; responsible for cleaning up clutter in Gary’s subconscious mind.


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ON GOLDEN POND Cast Announced!


This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return.  Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

ON GOLDEN POND premiered on Broadway in 1979 featuring Tom Aldredge and Frances Sternhagen. It was adapted in 1981 as an Oscar winning movie starring Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. A revival came to Broadway in 2005 with James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams.

Sherman Players president Steve Stott said “On Golden Pond is the perfect 2023 Season opener for the Sherman Players. Jane Farnol returns to the Playhouse with this funny, poignant and ever-popular play to lead us out of our Connecticut Winter and into a gloriously warm Maine Summer.” Director Jane Farnol says she’s “delighted to be back at Sherman helming this lovely play with a wonderful cast and superb Playhouse production team.”

The cast of ON GOLDEN POND features Tim Breslin (Litchfield), Dandy Barrett (Danbury), Rufus De Rham (Kent), Jack Hoyt (Brookfield), Stacy-Lee Frome, Jimmy Collins and Lynn Nissenbaum (all New Milford).

ON GOLDEN POND runs April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. There will be two 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on April 30 and May 7. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students. On Thursday, April 20, all patrons are invited to attend a “Half-Price Preview Night” at 8:00 p.m., where tickets at the door are only $12. Students may see any performance for $12 if they carry a valid student ID.

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OUR 2023 SEASON! (well mostly…)


We’ve kept you waiting long enough and so even though we have a few details still to confirm, here’s how our 2023 Main Stage season stands so far.

We kick off with ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson to be directed by JANE FARNOL, Apr 21 – May 13.
Look out for the audition notice to be published very soon!
Then we’re pleased to be able to welcome back Director KATE KOVACS (2022’s STEPPING OUT). We’re making final arrangements and hope to be able to announce the show very soon. This will run Jun 30 – Jul 22.
Next comes our other ‘mystery’ show. The fuzzy graphic may hold some clues to what will fill the Sep 15 – Oct 7 slot, but we can’t confirm nor deny that.
And we close out the season with the ‘Blockbuster Holiday Hit’ ™ WRECK THE HALLS from BRADFORD BLAKE which will run through December.


Not only are we giving you 4 excellent Main Stage productions, but you also get not 1 but 2 Special Presentation plays!
These are 2 week limited-run, fully produced original plays by local authors. These events will be timed to run in between our Main Stage shows, when otherwise the Playhouse would be dark.
The first of these will be PERSONALITY CONFLICTS by Dean Alexander in early June. We enter our hero Gary’s subconscious mind as turmoil, both in his head and in his physical reality, ensues when the different aspects of Gary’s personality engage with one another to try and solve his problems.
Then comes Kevin Sosbe’s thought provoking YASHICA 8 in mid-August. A man’s discovery of a camera at a tag sale sets into motion an unpredictable sequence of life altering events.
We’ll be posting more details about our Main Stage Shows and Special Presentations, as well as other events happening through the year on our website and social media
And keep an eye out for Audition information for On Golden Pond which will be published shortly.
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Morgana Joins the Board!


We are delighted to welcome Morgana Kate Watson onto the Board of the Sherman Players.

Multi-talented Morgana brings a wealth of theatre experience and enthusiasm and we look forward to working with her as we start 2023!  She has been performing since she was twelve years old and has been writing her own plays since she was seventeen. She holds a BA in Drama Studies from SUNY Purchase and has studied at Boston University, Vassar Powerhouse Theater, Circle in the Square, and The Barrow Group. She is also frequent presenter at Naked Angels in Manhattan and runs a weekly theater blog, Forever A Theatre Kid.  You’ll have seen her most recently at the Playhouse in 2022’s hit comedy Stepping Out!

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