Wednesday, August 24, 2016

audition notice - FEATHERS & TEETH / TITUS ANDRONICUS - ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre - August 30 & 31



THEATRE AUDITIONS
MainStage Productions:
Feathers & Teeth • Titus Andronicus
August 30th (4:30-10pm) in FAC 131
August 31st (4:30-10pm) in FAC 132

CALLBACKS
September 1st (5:30-8:30pm)
Feathers and Teeth (5:30-7:30pm) in FAC 132
Titus Andronicus (6:30-8:30pm) in FAC 131

HOW TO AUDITION:
Read the scripts. (and sides!)
They are available in the hallway “lobby” of Dixie Gammage 212 from 9am-5pm. (Due to copy right, scripts have to stay in the reading area – so plan accordingly!)

Prepare a 1 minute classic monologue (in iambic pentameter)

Prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue

Tell a hilarious or terrifying story OR show off a physical skill [this can get creative] (up to 1 minute)

Sign up for an audition time.
Sheets to sign up are available on the FAC callboards.

Fill out an audition form for EACH show.
Audition forms are available in the FAC or outside Dixie Gammage 212.
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FEATHERS & TEETH
Written by Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Ricky Araiza
Performances: FAC 133 – October 28, 29, 30, November 3, 4, 5, 6
Rehearsals start on or around: September 15, 2016

As Chris struggles to make peace with the death of her mother, a new woman arrives in her home. So does a mysterious creature. Feathers and Teeth is a biting horror comedy, perfect for this Halloween season.

This play is to be played a bit broadly. The characters are just slightly larger than life. All of them (with the exception of Chris) probably wish that they were characters on “The Brady Bunch.” They all proceed with the mindset that everything will turn out right in the end, until that becomes impossible.

CHARACTERS
Carol | 32. Coiffed like Farah Fawcett
Arthur | 40. A higher-up at one of the factories in town. Not the highest-up.
Chris | 13. Sullen.
Hugo Schmidt | 11. German.

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TITUS ANDRONICUS
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kristin Hunt
Performances: Lyceum Theater – April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Rehearsals start on or around: November 14

Revenge, betrayal, violence and one very disturbing pie make Titus Andronicus Shakepeare’s goriest work. It tells the story of a Roman general whose unyielding patriotism draws him into a bloody cycle of revenge that is simultaneously graphic, poetic, comic and bizarre. This multi-sensory production engages audiences with the sights, sounds, smells and even the tastes of a deliciously grotesque tragedy.

CHARACTERS
Titus Andronicus, a noble Roman general
Lavinia, his daughter
Lucius, his son
Mutius, his son
Martius, his son
Quintus, his son
Young Lucious, his grandson
Marcus Andronicus, Titus’s brother, a Roman tribune
Publius, his son
Sempronius, Titus’s kinsmen
Caius, Titus’ kinsmen
Valentine, Titus’ kinsmen
Saturninus, elder son of the former Roman emperor, later emperor
Bassianus, younger son of the former emperor
Tamora, Queen of the Goths, later empress
Aaron the Moor, Tamora’s lover
Alarbus, Tamora’s son
Demetrius, Tamora’s son
Chiron, Tamora’s son
Aemilius, a Roman nobleman
Messenger
Nurse
Roman Captain
Country Fellow
First Goth
Second Goth
Tribunes, Senators, Romans, Goths, Drummers, Trumpeters, Soldiers, Guards, Attendants, a child


THE FINE PRINT:
All ASU students are encouraged to audition.

ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre is committed to promoting diversity in the cast of roles where race, ethnicity, gender, age and the presence or absence of a disability is not absolutely essential to the development of the play or character.

All undergraduate students cast in a MainStage productions must enroll in THP 301: Acting and sign a Memo of Understanding to accept a role.

All graduate students must enroll in THP: 680 Practicum Acting and sign a Memo of Understanding to accept a role.

Casting is contingent on having a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in his/her major (applicable to School of Film, Dance and Theatre students.)

Upon signing the Memo of Understanding all student actors, designers, crew members and stage managers, agree that by accepting the MainStage role or assignment that s/he will disclose all known scheduling conflicts and will not accept another job, position, or role on or off campus which conflicts with the rehearsal and performance duties of the MainStage production (especially critical in the fourteen days before and during performances.)

If a student violates the Memo of Understanding, that student will not be eligible to be cast in a MainStage production for the remainder of the semester or the following semester.

Questions?
Contact the Program Coordinator: Melissa.Dickman@asu.edu

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