2014 Auditions for Spring Productions

December Auditions for "Living Out" by Lisa Loomer, directed by Sheila Siragusa, and "She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Noah Tuleja

Wednesday, December 3, 4-6:30 pm and Thursday, December 4, 7-10 pm -- ROOKE Theatre.  More information to follow.

 

Fall 2014 Auditions

Three by Ten(nessee)
a trio of one acts by Tennessee Williams
directed by Noah Tuleja

Rooke Theatre
Thurs & Fri, Sept. 4 & 5, 7:00-10:00 pm
CALLBACKS:  Saturday, Sept. 6, 12 pm-3 pm 

Two monologues, no more than three minutes TOTAL, one classical and one contemporary.  If you would like to be considered for a singing role, please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary, upbeat song.

The Lady of Larkspur Lotion

Mrs. Hardwick-Moore: A fading alcoholic beauty that has resorted to prostitution. She lives in a fantasy world and is a very clear precursor to Williams’s most famous Southern belle, Blanche DuBois. Light, airy, delusional.

Mrs. Wire: The landlord of the seedy New Orleans boardinghouse where Mrs. Hardwick-Moore resides. She is tough, no nonsense, and threatens to evict Mrs. H-M if she doesn’t receive her back rent. Stable, grounded, practical.

The Writer: Another delusional alcoholic who also resides at the boardinghouse.  He tries to come to Mrs. H-M’s rescue. He lives in a fantasy world, in which he has produced great art.  A representation of Williams. Intelligent, beaten down, debonair.

The One Exception

Viola Shield: An energetic woman in her forties. Looking for a loan from her old friend, Kyra. Oblivious to her friend’s pain. Driven, self-centered, a gossip.

May Svenson: A kindly nurse taking care of Kyra.  She is concerned for Kyra’s well being, as her commitment to a mental hospital is imminent. Sweet, nervous, caretaker.

Kyra: An artist who has had a complete emotional breakdown and shows barely any signs of recovery. She is terrified of being committed.  Scattered, terrified, on the brink of madness.
 

The Gnadiges Fraulein

This is one of Williams’ forays into absurdist drama and is often considered his disillusioned view of the theatre.

Polly: A kooky society gossip columnist. A representation of the media.

Molly: The frowsy crone who runs the bunkhouse, where the play takes place. A representation of the director/producer.

Permanent Transient: A down on his luck transient, who intends to stay that way.

The Gnadiges Fraulein: A demented former Viennese vaudevillian. Must be able to sing. A representation of the artist.

Cocaloony: A giant pelican type bird. Performer must be able to move well. A representation of the critic.

Indian Joe: A stereotypical tomahawk-brandishing, war-whooping, blond-wigged Indian. A representation of 50‘s Hollywood.

Roles for 6-12 actors.  All the characters will be cast on a gender blind basis.
For performances October 17-19, 2014 --  Rehearsals will begin immediately

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Lysistrata

by ARISTOPHANES,
directed by KARA-LYNN VAENI

Rooke Theatre

Thurs & Fri, Sept. 4 & 5, 7-10 pm
Callbacks:  Sat, Sept. 6, 12-3 pm

Who Runs the World? WOMEN! Lysistrata is the story of four women who refuse to put out until their men shut up.  Tired of constant war, Lysistrata and her friends gather women from all over the world to take over the World Bank.  When the men come looking for the money, the women proclaim that until all wars are ended, no one’s getting any lovin’.  It becomes a fight to the (little) death as each side fights for power using the weapons they know best.

CHARACTERS:
Lysistrata: A leader. Young, intelligent, charismatic, hopeful, naïve.
Kalonike: a Southern belle with an iron backbone
Myrrhina: A hot mom, who recognizes and revels in her hotness. Performs a strip tease.
Lampito: an athlete or a dominatrix or both
Magistrate aka The Patriarchy. Old. White. Straight. Inherited everything, including his power.
Kinesias: Married to Myrrhina. A cross between young Elvis Presley, and Marlon Brando’s Stanley Kowalski.
Spartan Ambassador: Kim Jong Il
Male Chorus: 3 or so comedic performers who read as male onstage and can dance or sing or do some kind of magic trick.
Female Chorus: 3 or so comedic performers who read as female onstage and can dance or sing or do some kind of magic trick.

Come prepared with two monologues, no more than three minutes TOTAL,one classical and one contemporary.   Three by Ten(nessee) and Lysistrata  will be holding auditions at the same time.  There are singing roles in both shows.  If you would like to be considered for a singing role, please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary, upbeat song. 

Performances:  November 20-23.

Rooke Theatre is located at the south side of campus at the corner of Lower Lake Road and Morgan Street