WHAT: 2012-13 SEASON AUDITIONS
WHERE: THE GARDEN THEATRE
160 W. Plant Street Winter Garden, Fl.
- Sat June 23rd: 10AM-5PM (Auditions)
- Sun June 24th: 10AM-1PM (Appointment Only Auditions)
- Sun Junes 24th: 1:30PM-4:30PM (Callbacks for Children of a Lesser God)
- Sat July 21st: 11AM-4PM (Callbacks for Biloxi Blues)
ABOUT THE SHOWS:
SEEKING: (all roles available for all shows )
- Men and women 17+
- All races and ethnicities, Deaf/Hearing Impaired actors, Diverse and Unique Types.
- Paid: Biloxi Blues & Children of A Lesser God Equity and Non-Equity
- Not Paid: PLAY-IN-A-DAY but open to Equity and Non-Equity (Proceeds from Play-In-A-Day benefit the 2012-13 season & District 3 Thespians College Scholorships.)
WHAT TO BRING:
- 1 Headshot and 1 resume.
- Your schedule from Nov. 2012-March 2013.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
- Please have read the scripts for Biloxi Blues and Children of A Lesser God.
- Be prepared for cold readings from sides.
To Schedule an Appointment:
Please e-mail our Company Manager Brenna Nicely at Brenna@BethMarshallPresents.Com. In the subject header please put SEASON AUDITION REQUEST. You may schedule now through June 20, 2012.
By Neil Simon
Directed by Rob Anderson
Performances: Febrauary 8-24, 2013 at The Garden Theatre
Rehearsals begin Dec. 2nd (with Holiday Break)
ALL ROLES PAID
5 Men (age 18-25)
1 Man (age 16-21)
1 Man (age 30-45)
1 Woman (age 16-25)
1 Woman (age 18-30)
NYC and Mississippi accents a plus.
About the play:
Winner, Tony Award for Best Play, 1985
The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound. When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930s Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
"A fine comedy, and another step in the process of making Simon neither so simple, nor so simplistic."-New York Post
"Joyous and unexpectedly rewarding."-The New York Times
"A play that rings with a newer, deeper, sweeter truth."-New York Magazine
Children Of A Lesser God
By Mark Medoff
Directed by Beth Marshall
Performances: March 15-31, 2013 at The Garden Theatre
Rehearsals begin Dec.2011 (with Holiday Break)
ALL ROLES PAID
1 Man (age 30-45)
1 Man (age 45-65)
1 Man (age 18-25)
1 Woman (age 25-35)
1 Woman (age 18-25)
1 Woman (age 45-55)
1 Woman (age 30+)
Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus. Must be willing to learn ASL if cast. The roles of both James and Sarah will need to learn full ASL. The roles of Orin and Lydia will need to learn some ASL. All other roles will need to learn a some basic ASL.
About the play:
Winner of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award "After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied. In the end the chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross...but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that, in the final essence, can unite as well as divide.
"CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is an extraordinary play-illuminating, consistently interesting and moving." -Variety.
Performances: November 10th, Drawing November 9th
Location: Lake Howell High School (4200 Dike Road, Winter Park, FL, 32792)
1 Day Commitment
A team of roughly 40 theatre artists (actors, directors, writers and production team) work together to write, rehearse, tech and perform original 1-20 minute short plays revolving around the same theme within a 24 hour time frame.
Additionally, this year, we will be adding an original staged reading, silent auction, raffles, appetizers and drinks to make for a full 2.5hrs of artistic fun.
PIAD is a benefit for Beth Marshall Presents and District 3 Thespian College Scholorships for High School Students.
Anyone interested in being a playwright or director for this event, please email Beth Marshall at Producer@BethMarshallPresents.com by July 1st.
A FAREWELL NOTE FROM CHASMIN