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Saturday, March 10, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 11, 4-7pm
Staged Readings of Three Classic Gay Plays
(You may audition for one, two, or all three plays)
The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer
The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play that focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984 as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of The Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Ned prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner. Their difference of opinion lead to frequent arguments that threaten to undermine their mutual goal. Originally produced Off-Broadway, a revival opened on Broadway in 2011, and was adapted into an award-winning HBO movie in 2014
Seeking: 1 woman, mid-to-late 30s, playing a doctor
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
The Children’s Hour revolves around idle gossip between schoolgirls that escalates into a fiasco. The story is a powerful tale of truth and lack thereof. Hellman creates a tense atmosphere between teachers and pupils. Problem-child Mary Tilford accuses her teachers, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, of foul play. She says she hears “strange noises” coming from their room and “gets scared” because she doesn’t know what they are up to. Mary “confesses” her self-made lie to her grandmother, who begins the demise of the teachers. This attack on Dobie and Wright leads them to question their own relationships, in both personal and professional ways.
Seeking: 9 girls age 12-14 y/o
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told by Paul Rudnick
Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, but instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they start civilization. Act One covers the Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Along the way, Mabel and Adam invent God, but Jane and Steve are skeptical. Act Two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again, and Steve is HIV positive. It's Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant even though she always thought of herself as the butch one. The two women want to marry and want Adam and Steve to join them in the ceremony. A wheelchair-bound, Jewish lesbian Rabbi from cable access TV arrives to officiate. three characters each.
Seeking: Stage Manager - female 20's aka God. A sense of authority and balance. The only one who knows how the story ends
Sunday March 11, 1-3pm
Monday March 12, 6-8pm
Callbacks if needed March 13, 6-8pm
Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard
Young Rep play, Ages 7-13
Directed by Julie Zatko
Please call 419-243- 9277 to schedule an audition time
Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and participate in several theatre exercises. No monologue required. Looking for real “characters” to bring this over the top swashbuckling comedy to life!
Cast of Characters (8-23 actors with the possibility of expanding)
March 19 & 20, 6-9pm
Callbacks if needed March 21, 6pm
Directed by: Deb Calabrese
Bring 16 bars of your best vocal with sheet music for accompanist, be dressed to move if asked to dance. Also be ready for a cold reading if asked.Characters