Alpha Arts Institute at SCCC and North Star Theater Company Co-Present and
Hold Auditions for A.R. Gurney’s Comedy, “Sylvia”
Newton, NJ – December 1, 2022 – The newly established Alpha Arts Institute at Sussex County
Community College is pleased to collaborate with North Star Theater Company as part of its
interdisciplinary initiative to help strengthen the performing arts and provide opportunities for
the greater Sussex County community.
The organizations will co-present and hold auditions for A.R. Gurney’s modern romantic
comedy, “Sylvia” about marriage and a dog. Directed by Professor Allison Ognibene, auditions
will be held at North Star Theater Company’s studio, located at 21 Kennedy Avenue in
Ogdensburg, on Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Rehearsals will primarily take place at Sussex County Community College beginning in the New
Year. “Sylvia” will be held at the Performing Arts Center in February 2023.
“Sylvia” is about a couple Greg and Kate who have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years
of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s
career, as a public school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg
brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name
“Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major
bone of contention between husband and wife.
Greg – husband (middle age)
Kate – wife (middle age)
Sylvia – young 20s (plays the dog)
Leslie – therapist (any gender)
Phyllis – socialite
Tom – Dog owner in park
All the World is a Stage.