Auditions

Upcoming Auditions:

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Burnt by the Sun: January 16 – 17 – 6:30 pm (performs February 23 – March 11)
Directed by Lorna Hamilton
Male and Female Roles – Cold Readings
The life of a Soviet Officer during the Stalin years. From local hero, father, husband many twists and turns before the end.

Auditions. Tuesday, Jan 16 :
Children 8 – 18 6:30
Men looks 50’s – 60’s 7:30
Men 18 – 80’s 8:00
Women looks 30’s 9:00
All prepare to possibly be called back on Wed/ Jan 17

Wednesday January 17
Women looks 40’s – 80’s 6:30
Call back all ages and anyone who couldn’t come Tuesday 7:30- 10:00

Caveats: Physically brutal scene. Partial nudity. Gunshots.

Characters:
General Kotov: mature. Loyal political Russian General. Proud.
Maroussia: Looks 30-ish. Fragile. Loyal to her husband Kotov.
Nadia: Looks 10. Kotov’s daughter who is adored.
Mitia: looks 30 – 40. Musician and can sing. (Tenor a plus) Can sell some dance moves.
Grannies, Mother, Uncle, Brother: looks 50-80. Has commentary. Nostalgic.
Mokhova 40 ish. The maid, never married.
Pioneers: Young people loyal to Stalin. Campaigning for a good cause
Soldiers, Pioneer generals, local villagers. Adds relief and plot exposition.
NKVD officers: Big. Unafraid. Brutal.
Children age 8 -12

Rehearsals:
Weekday evenings 6:15 – 9:30pm
No Friday rehearsals.
Saturdays 10:00-1:00

Not everyone is called to every rehearsal. Principals, typically 12 hrs. per week. Ensemble typically 3 hrs. per week. Until final week which is every day until opening.

Children: 8 rehearsals
6:15 pm-7:30 pm weekdays
10:00-1:00 Saturday until Feb 12, then all rehearsals

Adults: 6 rehearsals
6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. weekday
10:00-1:00 Saturday until Feb 12, then all rehearsals

Principals: many (but not all) Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
6:15 p.m. – 9:30 weekdays
10:00-1:00 Saturdays
No rehearsal Thursday, Feb 14, Valentine’s Day

Audition reading: if requested, director will send a copy via email to pre-read.

Show Synopsis: It is pre-war Russia. The celebrations continue for Stalin, even though there are rumors that he is purging his “loyal followers”. General Kotov is admired by the local people, and adored by his wife and daughter, Nadia, and they are enjoying the summer of 1936 at their dacha by the beach. “Cousin Dimitri” is an important part of Maroussia’s past life, and suddenly comes for a visit after being absent during the revolution. It is learned that he is now working for the political police, and has arrived with an agenda. Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, the film was directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, who also plays Kotov, and stars his daughter as Nadia. It later received the Oscar for Best
Foreign Language Film, and the play was adapted by Peter Flannery.

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Fast & Furious: Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 at Red Mammoth Studio. (Performs February 2, 3, 4)

Cold Readings, Men and Women all ages
Stage Left’s fifth annual staged reading of super-short plays. This fast-paced, fun event will feature new comedies and dramas written by local and national playwrights and is sure to chase away the winter blahs. We will be doing staged readings of 35 super-short plays. Audiences have loved previous incarnations of this fun, fast-paced event!

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God’s Country: April 10 – 11 – 6:30 pm – (performs May 25 – June 19)
Directed by Troy Nickerson
Male and Female Roles – Cold Readings
This is about the white supremacist movement in America, those dedicated to violent revolution and the expulsion from “God’s Country” of non Aryans. The play covers all of the right wing lunatic fringe while focusing on three narrative spines.

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And then there were None: May 22 – 23 – 6:30 pm – (performs July 6 – 22)
Directed by Bryan Durbin
Male and Female Roles – Cold Readings
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. 

 

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