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1. Baker Davidson – Dec 1 2022 – 3-55 PM.pdf
Schedule conflicts should be the exception rather than the rule. However, if you have some sort of trip out of town or regular appointment, please write that at the bottom of your audition form underneath your signature. Thank you!
Please fill this out on a computer or tablet (or print and scan) and return to this email address by Thursday at 6pm.
Put your name in the subject linealong with the their show title. Like this:
McCray, Patrick ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL
ANDERSONVILLE AUDITION FORM.pdf
I’ll have forms in the next few days and will most likely announce in chapel on Thursday or Friday, but auditions for ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL are on November 28 and 29, with callbacks for scenes on the 30th. All at 4pm in the theater.
Prepare a 1-2 min dramatic monologue from any American or British non-musical play written between 1935-1995.
Performances will be during the first week and full weekend of March (through the 6th). Specifics are TBD, but you should be available through those days.
We’ll have a read-through at 4pm on December 9. Please audition only if you can make it to that, if cast, and can begin rehearsing the day we return to school.
Regular rehearsals will start when we get back. M-Th, 4-6, and Sundays 3-5.
Between two equally appropriate actors, preference will be given to the more available performer. Please have an accurate picture of your schedule when you audition. It would be great (but is not necessarily a dealbreaker) if we could rehearse over the founder’s break.
There are 15 parts, and character gender is not my primary concern right now. I may not be able to cast everyone.
This is the most accurate and helpful way to look at casting:
It’s like buying a shoe. If you have a 9.5 foot and the shoe is an 8, it doesn’t make the shoe “bad.”
If you audition, that’s the gig. That’s the job. Aim to audition well, and consider that its own end. That is the most fair moment in theatre. When you deliver that monologue, you are the lead for two minutes, so enjoy that.
If you get called back to read, then that set of moments is the play. Because those moments are yours. That set of moments features you in the lead or some equally challenging part. Make the most of that as its own end.
Anything else will make you get weird. Good advice from Michael Keaton, who said that one change of mindset is what made his career and kept his emotional health.
Come by with any questions, any time.
We still have one official script missing to drowsy chaperone. Do you know where it is, please turn it in.
So proud of everyone’s performance! This show was incredible! Now it is time to tie up all the loose ends and not forget the important things (like a minister) ;). Anyway, tomorrow will be our strike day. That means we will be cleaning and deconstructing the set! The tasks will include: – Cleaning the green room (Mr. McCray’s classroom)
– Cleaning the shop and organizing
– Taking props up to the prop closet
– Cleaning the prop closet/booth
– Cleaning the audience and lobby
– Deconstructing the set
There will probably be more tasks but that’s the general list. I will assign jobs when we start and if we have a lot of people this should go quickly! Let me know if you can’t make it! Thanks again!
– Anna Grace
2nd AP “Show Off” drill
3:00 Crew, Murphy, Will, Bree
Drill Scene changes.
3:30. Cast call
4-4:30. “Show Off” drill
4:30-4:15 stage combat drill
6:30 HOUSE OPEN
11. Cast and Crew Call
11:30. Scene change drill
11:45-12:00 “Show Off” drill
12:00-12:15. Stage Combat drill
2:00 house open
Please stay on campus between shows.
6:30 HOUSE OPEN
Everybody’s doing a great job, and this is the first part of our last push. It’ll be fancy dress today during chapel. Please come at the top of X. Have a seat in your regular notes spot. We will do a run of the song, close the curtain, you will get into costume, and then we are doing the number right after the cultural presentation.
You guys are working so incredibly hard, and everyone associated with the show is unbelievably proud of you.