Auditions for First Presbyterian Theater’s 2015–2016 season
TWO PLAYS ON A BENCH:
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
The Duck Variations by David Mamet
PERFORMS: January 14**, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30, 2016
AUDITION DATE: Duck Variations has been cast; Zoo Story casting is on Monday, September 21 @ 7pm — by appointment only.
Early in their careers, two of America’s greatest playwrights each started with the idea of putting a pair of men on a park bench. And in both cases theatrical brilliance was created. Come witness these remarkable plays. The Duck Variations features Thom Hofrichter.
PERFORMS: March 3**, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13*, 18, 19, 2016
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, December 13 at 7 pm
PREPARE TO: read from script
REHEARSALS START: January 19
NEEDED: 4 men (20-60), 4 women (20-60); Vivian Bearing precast
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, NY Magazine called it “a dazzling and humane play that you will remember till your dying day.” A renowned English professor (played by Nancy Kartholl) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. During experimental chemotherapy at a major teaching hospital she reassesses her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative, for her and for us.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Dale Wasserman based on the novel by Ken Kesey
PERFORMS: April 21**, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 1*, 6, 7, 2016
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, February 14 at 7 pm
PREPARE TO: read from script
REHEARSALS START: March 7
NEEDED: 13 men & 4 woman all ages—gender blind casting possible
A brilliant novel, then a brilliant play, then a brilliant movie, is coming to FPT. The plot pits McMurphy—equal parts slacker and rebel— against Nurse Ratchet, the tyrannical dictator of an institution that is a perversion of its intended purpose. This story is still as powerful and moving as when it premiered in 1963.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR AUDITIONS
For plays we do readings from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. If you need a copy of the script, call Thom at 426-7421 x103. For musicals and Shakespeare we handle the audition a bit differently; call Thom for more information.
NEED A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE BEFORE AUDITIONING?
Email Thom Hofrichter (email@example.com) and request one. If you don’t have email, (why not?) you can call Thom at the Theater (426-7421 x103), and he will mail you one. These schedules are tentative, we schedule every possible date knowing that we will lose some to conflicts.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN AUDITION
For plays we read from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. Unless the script is widely available at the library or used book stores scripts can be borrowed from the theater.
PLEASE DON’T DISCOUNT YOUR CHANCES FOR A ROLE
Actors can be their own worst enemies by not showing up to an audition because they’ve decided they are “not right” for a role. Let the director be the judge. Many times someone has told me they didn’t show up because they knew they weren’t right, and had they shown up I would have cast them.