Audition – Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Los Altos Stage Company is holding open auditions for Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin.

Directed by Chris Reber

This long-running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark-haired singer, time-warped in from a later era.

Performance dates: Wednesday through Sunday, January 27th 2023 – February 19th 2023. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.

Audition date: Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 6:45pm-9:00pm.

Where: Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave, Los Altos

Callbacks: Sunday, July 24th, 2022 from 10am-1pm.

Rehearsals: Weekly, Sunday through Thursday, from 6pm-9pm (Sundays) and 7pm-10pm (Monday-Thursday). Rehearsals begin Sunday, December 18, 2022. We will take time off for the end of the year holiday season. 

Actor Acknowledgement: All roles are volunteer and non-AEA. A $15 meal per diem will be provided for rehearsal and performance days to which the actor is called up to a total amount of $500.

Audition requirements:  Please prepare a one-minute (minimum) comic monologue AND a joke. Please sign up for a slot on our sign-up genius and fill out our audition form. You will need both to audition. If you are unable to make auditions, video submissions are accepted. Please fill out the audition form and send your video to

Audition Sign Up: Sign-up genius link 

Online Audition Form: Please fill out Los Altos Stage Company’s virtual audition form here.  

Please forward all questions to theLASC’s production manager, Raissa Marchetti-Kozlov at

Roles: We highly encourage people of all ethnicities, races, and gender identities to audition: 

    • Freddy: the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile
    • Gaston: an older man
    • Germaine: waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend
    • Albert Einstein: age twenty-five
    • Suzanne: age nineteen
    • Sagot: Picasso’s art dealer
    • Pablo Picasso: age twenty-three
    • Charles Dabernow Schmendiman: a young manself-proclaimed inventor
    • The Countess
    • Female Admirer
    • A Visitor


        Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023

        Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos


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