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Katherine DiSavino






Over The River and Through The Woods (2023); Dir. Brad Sergi

About The Show



Olivia and Gabe, in their mid 20's, are moving into their new apartment together for the first time. At just the right moment, Gabe plans on asking Olivia to marry him. The moving day does not go exactly as planned. When both sets of parents show up to be of help, chaos breaks out. An over sized lounge chair gets stuck in the doorway, Gabe's mother, Lydia... reveals Gabe is popping the big question and insists Olivia use a Pee Pad be created for the toilet until a new seat arrives, the truck is stolen with pretty much everything in it, including the hidden Engagement Ring. And the two fathers get drunk at a local bar downstairs! "Things My Mother Taught Me" is a true to life comedy that takes a generational look at love, relationships, family, and how parents pass on their best wisdom and lessons to their children without even meaning it.



  • Canyon Theatre Guild White Building 24242 Main Street, Newhall 91321

  • Saturday, June 15: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm



  • Saturday June 22: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm



  • Opens: the Weekend of Sept. 26, 2024

  • Closes: the Weekend of Nov. 2, 2024



  • Rehearsals will begin in July, after the 4th of July. 

  • Rehearsals may start as early as 6:30 pm. Rehearsals may be 3 to 5 times a week, occasionally on Saturday. Rehearsals will not go longer than 3 hours except Tech Week!


***Actors will read selected scenes from the script and Improv. If there is time and you would like, please feel free to do a 1 to 2 minute monologue.***


I am looking for actors that are inventive, funny and are capable of physical comedy. 


**If you have a headshot and Resume, please bring it.***





  • [OLIVIA]

    • 24 to 29 years old, woman. all ethnics . Extremely adorable, funny, energetic, positive and loving. You can't help but to love her!

  • [GABE]

    • 25 to 30 years old, all ethnicities man. Great comic timing, handsome, energetic and at times a bit neurotic and frenzied.

  • [WYATT]

    • 50 to 60 years old, all ethnicities man. Gabe's father. Fun loving guy. Terrific father. Looking for someone that can bring their own humor to the character. A real regular guy.

  • [CARTER]

    • 50 to 60 years old, all ethnicities man. Olivia 's Father. A bit of a tech nerd. Loves his cell phone and Apps. Really nice guy. Maybe tries a little to hard to be liked. He's probably not quite as smart as his wife, Karen. He could possibly be a bit intimidated by Karen.

  • [LYDIA]

    • 45 to 55 years old, all ethnicities woman. Gabe's Mother Lydia is a neurotic clean freak. High energy. Extremely funny, great comic timing. Retired Psychologist. Always concerned with what is best for her son, Gabe.

  • [KAREN]

    • 45 to 55 years old, all ethnicities woman. Olivia's mother. A very sharp attorney. Very attractive, well dressed woman. A bit judgemental. A bit over bearing. But loves her daughter very much.

  • [MAX]

    • 50 to 70 years old, all ethnicities any gender. Definitely a thick, humorous dialect. Maybe doesn't speak English so well. Max is the Maintenance person for the apartment building Gabe & Olivia are moving into. Great comic timing. Very dry sense of humor. Slow moving. Loves to share special Native Liqueur


Any questions, please call the Director, Brad Sergi: 323-823-7555



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