Santaland Diaries – Call for Auditions


Monday October 10th and Tuesday October 11th at 7pm
Confetti Stage, Inc.
67 Corning Pl, Albany, New York 12207

Show runs at the Linda Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th.

This December, Confetti Stage will present David Sedaris’ curdled classic, The Santaland Diaries. For everyone who gets nautious at the mere mention of “Dominick the Donkey”, “Black Friday Door-busters”, and “That one must-have toy of the season!”, here is the Christmas show that understands, and provides an antidote to Holiday Overload.

The Santaland Diaries is a wicked comedy detailing one man’s time working as an elf in the very special purgatory that is, was, and will always be Macy’s Santaland. Adapted from real-life experiences, the show’s hero tells a story of horrible children, worse parents, long hours of cheek-breaking smiles, dashed attempts at love and fortune, and then, possibly, a moment of surprising revelation.

This is a fabulously dark comedy, a true joy to perform, and the one holiday show this season that doesn’t need an insulin chaser.

Cast: David.

This is a one-man show. David can be anywhere from mid-twenties to “none of your buisness”. The important thing is, he’s old enough to be at home with his bitterness, but still young enough to believe he has a shot at landing a role on “One Life To Live”. He’s sarcastic, depressed, desperate, angry, and game for almost any work. He’s funny and smart and strong enough to power through horrible situations.

Auditionees are welcome to prepare a short section of Mr. Sedaris’ writing for performing in lieu of a monolog. Please try to find something besides Santaland Diaries. Memorization is not necesary, and copies of the writer’s work will be on hand at auditions.