Show Auditions

Auditions for Fall Semester 2019-20

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The Department of Theatre is looking to cast roles for two productions

When We Get Good Again

by James McLindon

Production Dates: October 2nd - October 6th, 2019

Synopsis: Poor but brilliant college student Tracy needs straight A’s to get into a top law school that will forgive her mountain of debt as well as help her toward her ambition to become a lawyer for the poor. With the economic odds stacked against her, she tries to rationalize her job writing terms papers for other wealthy students, including Roy, a lazy hockey player and Nadiya, a Ukrainian student deficient in English. But she’s not sure she can do it.

When We Get Good Again explores the current age in which personal integrity seems to erode before our eyes, and each day seems to bring new headlines about presidents who lie as naturally as breathe, politicians caught padding their resumes, or journalists discovered making up the people they’ve been writing and winning awards about. In a world of privilege and deprivation, how immoral is cheating when done to level a playing field that is already supposed to be flat? When We Get Good Again Character Breakdown

She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen

Production Dates: November 20th - November 24th, 2019

Synopsis: A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. She Kills Monsters Character Breakdown

Characters in these shows may represent a wide range of ethnicities and physical abilities. All are encouraged to audition!

When and Where

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28, from 7:00-11:00pm

Auditions will be held in the Center for Performing Arts. Please report to the Green Room (CPA 144) 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.

Callbacks for When We Get Good Again will be held Thursday, August 29th from 7:00-11:00pm.
Callbacks for She Kills Monsters will be held Friday, August 30th from 7:00-11:00pm.

How to Schedule an Audition Time

To audition, you will need to sign up for a specific time block. A sign up sheet will be posted by August 23, 2019, on the MUT Call Board, located in the hallway adjacent to the Green Room (CPA 144) in the Center for Performing Arts.

What to Prepare

On the audition form, you will be able to specify which shows you'd like to audition for.

If you are interested ONLY in When We Get Good Again, please prepare:

A 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue ONLY! The director has recommended looking for work that engages you fully as an actor, reflects possibilities for playing one of the roles, and showcases your strengths as an actor: emotional range, high stakes, clear actions, vulnerability, and discoveries

If you are interested ONLY in She Kills Monsters, please prepare:

Two contrasting monologues of your choice. You will have a total of four minutes to perform both monologues

IF you are interested in auditioning for BOTH shows, please prepare

  • A 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue (as described above)
  • A second monologue that contrasts the comedic monologue
You will have a total of four minutes to perform both monologues


Non-majors may read from provided cold readings if not comfortable preparing a memorized monologue.

Scripts are on reserve in the Amos Music Library. Please read the script before auditions!

General Tips

Non-majors: if you are unable to prepare auditions, we will have cold readings available

Theatre majors and music theatre minors MUST have their materials memorized!

Come with your audition form filled out (pick one up on the callboard in the CPA)

Don’t wear flip-flops or sandals. Women, don’t wear heels.

Don’t wear “workout” clothes (sweats, t-shirts) unless specifically asked to wear clothing you can move in.

Dress to show that you are serious about what you do. Don’t wear clothing that makes you look sloppy or unkempt.

When it's your time to audition, introduce yourself and the pieces you will be doing.

More About 'When We Get Good Again'

Character Breakdown

Tracy: female college student; 21; intelligent; idealistic; resentful of students of comfortable financial means; struggling to hold down multiple jobs while making perfect A’s; nimble-witted; sharp tongued; can give as good as she gets

Perry: male; around 30; runs a business writing papers for college students; very smart; enjoys a sense of power he feels knowing his services are in demand by privileged students; develops attraction to Tracy, which makes him feel vulnerable

Roy: male college ice hockey player; 21; the “enforcer” for his team; sees himself as just a jock who only needs the degree so he can hang it on his office wall once he inherits his father’s insurance business; used to being told what to think by his father; confident in approaching women, but also shows a goofy likeability; is much smarter than he realizes.

Nadiya: female Ukrainian student; 18; engineering major; highly ambitious and self-driven; the anxiety of living, or putting up with, American university culture and feeling responsible for saving her family in Ukraine from economic destitution; comes across as aggressive, but shows a softer, more vulnerable side, too.

Dates:

  • Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 3rd. We will observe a rehearsal schedule from Monday through Friday from 7pm-11pm and Sunday 6pm-10pm.
  • Tech and dress rehearsals will be from Saturday, September 28th through Tuesday, October 1st.
  • Performances will be from Wednesday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 6th.

More About 'She Kills Monsters'

Character Breakdown

Tilly (teen): younger sister of Agnes who recently died in a car crash and loved playing D&D. Dorky 15 year-old closeted lesbian. Her D&D character is “Tillius the Paladin” and she’s also secretly the Tiamat.

Agnes (20’s): older sister of Tilly who tries to work through her grief and get to know her sister by playing Tilly’s D&D campaign. Teaches English at Tilly’s high school, stuck in her relationship, stuck in life.

Chuck (20’s): works at a RPG store and is an expert dungeon master who helps Agnes with her campaign. Nerdy teen, always wearing headphones, and calls himself “DM Biggs.”

Miles (20’s): boyfriend of Agnes; suspicious of Chuck at first, then willing to join Agnes’ campaign. Clumsy and can’t commit to Agnes.

Kaliope/Kelly (teen): a Dark Elf, lacks emotional awareness, and beautiful. Kelly has cerebral palsy and it is Tilly who convinces her to play D&D.

Lilith/Lilly (teen): a Demon Queen and Tilly’s girlfriend in the game world; Lilly is friend (or more than that?) in the real world and has been dating a member of the Athens High football team for over a year.

Orcus/Ronnie (teen): a demon overlord of the underworld who wants to eats Cheese Wiz and watch “Friends.” Ronnie is a slacker who watcher “Power Rangers.”

Vera/Vera the Beholder (20’s): school guidance counselor; Agnes’ best friend. In the D&D world she is Boss #3 that needs to be defeated.

Evil Gabbi/Regular Gabbi/Various monsters (teen): cheerleader; bully of Tilly in the real world, evil succubus in the game world.

Evil Tina/Regular Tina/Various monsters (teen): cheerleader; bully of Tilly in the real world, evil succubus in the game world.

Farrah the Faerie (20’s): little and wee, but cray-cray. Small and cute and total badass.

Steve (teen): Stephen in the real world and Adventurer Steve, a mage, in the D&D world. Eternal optimist who immediately dies (4 separate times).

Narrator (20’s): speaks like Cate Blanchett in Lord of the Rings

There will also be 3 additional actors cast to portray Kobolds, Bugbears, and various other monsters.

Dates

  • Rehearsals begin Monday, October 14th. We will observe a rehearsal schedule from Monday through Friday from 7pm-11pm and Sunday from 6pm-10pm.
  • Tech and dress rehearsals will be from Saturday, November 16th through Tuesday, November 19th.
  • Performances will be from Wednesday, November 20th through Sunday, November 24th.
  • Photo call will be Saturday, November 23rd with actor call at 4:30, and strike will be 1 hour after the conclusion of the Sunday matinee and will conclude when we are finished.