Save the Date:
Auditions for The Last Best Small Town and Scissoring are January 20th and 21st. Callbacks are January 22nd. More information coming soon!
Sign ups for Spring Production Crews will begin January 24th, 2022.
Become an important part of each show by joining a theatre crew. Students will have the opportunity to gain production experience as stagehands on set, prop and costume crews; as technicians on lights, sound and projection crews; and as stage managers—integral to rehearsals and performances. Professionals will provide guidance and expertise.
For more information, contact Mary T. Rosier at email@example.com.
Spring Crew sign up form available in January.
Academic credit is available to anyone signing up for production crews!
THEA 052C Theatre Production: Practicum (1/4 Credit)
THEA 052H Theatre Production: (Stage Managers) (1/2 Credit)
Spring 2022 Auditions
Last Best Small Town
Stage Manager: Dennis Ho
Friday, Jan 21, 6 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 22, 1 - 4 p.m.
Callbacks Sun, Jan 23, 1 - 4 p.m.
Stage Manager: Claire Van Note
Friday, Feb 4, 6 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 5, 1 - 4 p.m.
Callbacks Sunday, Feb 6, 1 - 4 p.m.
"The Last Best Small Town" Callbacks will be held virtually on Sunday, January 23, 2022, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Rehearsals will begin on/ around Jan 24th. The first week of rehearsal will be virtual. Show runs March 3- 6. Scissoring and Smart People rehearsals begin in-person on or around Feb 14th. Shows run April 7-10th.
In general, rehearsals are Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and/or possible weekend times. A specific rehearsal schedule will be made available during the first week of rehearsal based on actor availability.
*Please note that, depending on the actor's comfort level, several roles in TLBST and Scissoring will have staged intimacy. A professional Intimacy Coordinator will be involved in the project.
- Spring 2022 Audition form
- Last Best Small Town Auditions
- Scissoring-Studio Series Auditions - Check out the 5Cperformingarts Instagram page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for audition info.
*This is all dependent on the Claremont Colleges Covid Protocol*
Spring 2022 Audition Cast Information - Requirements
The Last, Best Small Town
by John Guerra
Directed by Ernie González Jr.
The Last Best Small Town tells the story of two neighboring families—one Latinx and one White—who live in the small Southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.
PLAYWRIGHT – (Any actor of color, to play 30s or maybe 40s. Perhaps it's difficult to tell, person of color). The gender of this person does not matter. But it would be best if they were a person of color.
CHUY – To play (Latinx/ Mexican, cis male, late 60s Latinx / Mexican cis male).
His full name is Jesús Gonzalez Muñatones, but everyone has always called him Chuy. He is Elliot's paternal grandfather and a plumber at a local plumbing company.
BENNY – To play (Latinx / Mexican, cis male, Late 40s at the start of the play).
Benito Gonzalez is a son, a father, a husband, and a provider. Married to Della, he is a Southern California native who has lived his entire life in Fillmore, California. He spends his days working as a mechanic at a car dealership in Valencia. He does not own a car.
HANK – To play (American / White, cis male, Early 50s at the start of the play).
Hank William Miller is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, the editor of the local paper (known as the Fillmore Gazette), and Willow's husband. He likes a green lawn.
DELLA – To play (Mexican American, cis female, Late 40s at the start of the play).
Dolores Gonzalez is an unwavering supporter of her family. She works as a cleaning lady for the Fillmore Best Western during the week and runs her own home-maid service on the weekends to help pay the bills.
WILLOW – To play (American / White, cis female, Late 40s at the start of the play).
A force to be reckoned with, Willow Miller is a college graduate who met Hank at a Vietnam protest. Now she is a housewife who manages almost every aspect of Miller's house with aplomb.
ELLIOT – To play (Latinx / Mexican, cis male, 18 at the start of the play).
Elliot Gonzalez is the Fillmore High School valedictorian of 2005. People call him Eli (pronounced El-EE).
MAYA – To play (American / White, cis female, 17 at the start of the play).
Maya Miller is the Fillmore High School debate team captain elect, an all around great student, and a complete badass.
ENSEMBLE (4) – To play “Bracero” inspired land laborers, towns people, and will swing/understudy major roles.
A one-minute contemporary monologue (preferably serio-comic or dramatic).
A selection directly from the play is perfectly fine.
by C. Quintana
Directed by Taelor Hansen
When Abigail Bauer takes a job as a teacher at a conservative Catholic school, she is forced to step back into the closet against the wishes of her long-term girlfriend. As she struggles to reconcile her professional ambitions, personal relationships, religious beliefs, and internalized shame, Abigail receives guidance from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor’s devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok. Through it all, Abigail must find the courage to be unabashedly herself.
ABIGAIL BAUER, early thirties, African American or biracial, New Orleans native, history teacher plagued by Catholic guilt.
JOSIE HERNANDEZ, early thirties, Nuyorican, Abigail’s partner, a painter who lives loud.
ELAINE DUFOE, fifties, African American, overbearing über-Catholic principal
CELIA LAROQUE, early/mid-twenties, white, born/raised Uptown girl, math teacher
FATHER RAY, thirties, benevolent Haitian American priest, came to New Orleans for seminary
LORENA HICKOK, shadow of journalist and Eleanor Roosevelt’s confidante
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, shadow of the First Lady
P.A. SYSTEM, any gender, any race, any age; a personified version of the classroom loudspeaker, constantly shape-shifting
1-2 minute dramatic or comedic contemporary monologue