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Auditions 2014-15

Sign-up Lists For our Spring productions will Be Posted in Theatre Office by January 13, 2015.  Synopses and cast breakdowns will be available in office.  Scripts will be available on Sakai. If you have a problem finding the script or signing up - e-mail michele.miner@pomona.edu.  More information will be coming on the website.

The next opportunity to audition will be November 24th when we hold auditions for the workshop of Kitimat (the world premiere play that we will also produce later in the Spring.)  

Kitimat  - workshop of a new play (that will be given a full production in the Spring) - by Elaine Avila
Directed by Janet Hayatshahi
December 7,8,9 with rehearsals on Nov. 25, Dec. 1 - 6.
Allen Theatre

AUDITIONS (Allen Theatre)

KITIMAT (world premiere) WORKSHOP  (script on Sakai)

Rehearsals:  Nov. 25, Dec. 1-4, 6                                          PRODUCTION TITLE:  Kitimat Workshop

Workshop Performances:  Dec. 7,8,9                                    AUDITION LOCATION:  Allen Theatre

                                                                                                AUDITION DATE:  Monday, Nov. 24

                                                                                                AUDITION TIME:  6pm – 10pm

SIGN UP IN THEATRE OFFICE - CHOOSE WHICH CHARACTER YOU WISH TO AUDITION FOR AND ASK FOR THE SIDES OF THAT CHARACTER.

Required Preparation:

Will read from sides – available in Theatre Office. NO CALLBACKS - Please don't leave until told.

Please bring a picture of yourself with your name on it to leave with director.

SIGN UP IN THEATRE OFFICE-------SIDES AVAILABLE IN THEATRE OFFICE--------SCRIPT ON SAKAI

Kitimat, British Columbia, an industry town in glorious wilderness, finds itself the center of international controversy when the town is asked to vote ‘no’ or ‘yes’ on an upcoming oil pipeline project. Family and community loyalties collide as residents struggle to decide between economic prosperity or protection of the environment.  Based on true events.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN of available parts (roles may be doubled)

Julia

Manny

Marta

Barb

Ana

Clara

Nuno

Jose

Jimmy

Tim

Chorus

2013- 2014

Julia da Costa, born in Kitimat, married to Manny, a passionate woman with limited education and lots of common sense, who is beginning to connect deeply to the environment and is learning to stand up for her beliefs. She stayed home to take care of her parents, Clara and Jose, when they died of cancer, while her sister Marta went to university.

Manny da Costa, born in the Azores, Portugal, immigrated to Kitimat in the 1980s, married to Julia, a deeply feeling man who is silenced by his job and living in a company town, admiring of Julia, fearful he is losing her, skilled at repairing cars and traditional Azorean (Portuguese) skills (wine making, gardening). He has great understanding of how things mechanical things work (cars, smelters, matches, etc.;)

Ana, their daughter, supervisor at Ol’Keg Pub, well-organized, strong, smart, good at drawing, attached to her family, has a wild streak

Marta, Julia’s sister, a real estate broker, City Councilor. Marta went to university while her sister did not. A strong believer in profiting from what corporations have to offer, and prosperity

Nuno, Marta’s son, a construction worker, pragmatic, fun loving, caring about his cousins

Jimmy, a construction worker, employed in the modernization of the smelter, fit, a man’s man, charming

Barb, a nurse, an amateur naturalist, smart, delighted by nature, committed to her town.  Her husband died of cancer. Her son and daughter have moved out of town for education. She is lonely, fun, adventurous.

Tim, a clean cut guy, a canvasser for the Oil Company, personable, nervous under pressure 

1957-58

Clara, a recent immigrant to Kitimat from the Azores, who is becoming increasingly homesick, trying to adjust to the cloistered life of a wife in a company town with no economic opportunities of her own,  

Jose, a recent immigrant to Kitimat from the Azores, stalwart in facing the tough challenges is working at the smelter, kind to Clara.

Chorus,  Recommended size of 5, who play various additional small roles: TV/ Courier/ Canvasser.  The Chorus is inspired by the backdrop of advertising we’ve heard most of our lives and sometimes think or speak. It can be charming, funny, and related to our true concerns. The text is one element of a physical/dance/theatre score the director/ensemble can create, and can be whispered, spoken, sung, performed singly or in groups, have various relationships to the audience. As the characters in the play change, the chorus changes too, becoming the voice of the people.  In a smaller cast version of the play, the chorus might be recorded (as radio, newsreels from the 50s, television ads or popup internet) and/or be performed by actors playing the main characters.

 

 

 

 

In The Next Room or the vibrator play
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Betty Bernhard
March 5 - 8, 2015
Allen Theatre
AUDITIONS – to be decided
Friday, 
Saturday, 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: –
CALLBACKS:

 

Kitimat
by Elaine Avila
Directed by Janet Hayatshahi
April  9 - 12, 2015
Seaver Theatre
AUDITIONS – to be decided
Friday, 
Saturday, 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: –
CALLBACKS:

Academic Credit

Academic credit is available for those cast in a department main stage production!
THEA 051C Theatre Performance
(1/4 Credit – Audition Required)

THEA 051H  Theatre Performance and Pedagogy
(1/2 Credit – Audition Required)