This is ONLY a one-week commitment to workshop a staged reading of a new play written by Robert Clohessy (BLUE BLOODS, WOLF OF WALL STREET) called “Welcome Home, Johnny” produced by The Charles R. Wood Theater and directed by Jarel Davidow.

This will be a full workshop rehearsal in order to work on the script with the playwright in the room.  Looking for non-union actors age 18+ who can take an active role in the development of the script while working with the playwright and director.  Performance will be staged, but on-book.

All actors will be paid a stipend of $100 for the week.


Wednesday March 1st 
Thursday March 2nd 
Charles R. Wood Theater

Please e-mail jarelnyc@gmail.com for a 10 minute audition slot. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen in order of arrival.

Those auditioning will be reading sides from the script provided at auditions. Please bring a headshot/resume if possible.


Sunday April 2nd (Afternoon)
Monday April 3rd – Friday April 7th (Evening)
Charles R. Wood Theater


Saturday April 8th at 2pm & 7pm
Charles R. Wood Theater
Performances will be followed by a talk back. 


In the Castle Hill Projects of the Bronx, 1969, Robby anticipates his eldest brother Johnny’s return from Vietnam. The story follows the Moran Family, led by tough as nails father and police officer, John. In Johnny’s absence, the Morans do their best to continue life as they know it. “Welcome Home, Johnny” is an intimate look at life and family during an era of uncertainty and change.

NOTE: To tell the story accurately, dialogue and stories within “Welcome Home, Johnny” include language relevant to the 1960s in New York City. This includes profanity, racial slurs and prejudices that do not reflect the beliefs and values of the playwright or producer


The 4 Moran Brothers and Donna are aged 14-20 but will consider anyone 18-30 for casting:

Robby Moran (14)  The youngest of the four boys and most innocent.  Still trying to find his way and grow up.  He narrates his story to the audience as he navigates through his abusive household and potential girlfriend.

Jimmy Moran (17)  The long-haired hippie wise-ass brother.  Always cracking jokes that are not as funny as he thinks they are.

Patty Moran (18)  Wants to get out of the house so badly, but doesn’t know how.  Doing his best to withstand Jimmy’s teasing and his father’s bullying.

Johnny Moran (20)  A soldier in Vietnam that sometimes appears to Robby in his daydreams.  In Act 2, he comes home and is dealing with some PTSD issues from the war.

Donna (16) Tough-as-nails girl from the Bronx and possibly Robby’s girlfriend.  She likes Robby, but never lets him forget who is the alpha in their relationship.

Dad (40-50)  He’s been a cop in the Bronx for 25 years.  Resenting his lack of promotion in the police force, he is quick to anger and rules his family with an iron fist (sometimes literally).


Have questions or want to set up an audition time? Please e-mail Director Jarel Davidow at jarelnyc@gmail.com