Auditions For Plank
AUDITIONS FOR ALLEY CAT THEATER’S
BY JOHN GREINER-FERRIS
DIRECTED BY MEGAN SCHY GLEESON
Alley Cat Theater is holding auditions for its upcoming production, Plank, by John Greiner-Ferris and directed by Megan Schy Gleeson, to be produced at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, August 26 – September 16, 2017.
We will be looking for three women and two non-gender-specific actors. The playwright encourages a diverse cast.
Auditions will consist of a one-minute contemporary or classical monologue of the actor’s choice, and readings from the script. If you don’t have a monologue, you can use one from the script. Because the play is movement-based, please wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy movement.
Plank is about Potpee, who, happy and content, adrift in the middle of the ocean on a plank of wood. Then she is “rescued.” Plank uses a mix of traditional theater and nontraditional, experimental theatrical elements that include movement, magical realism, and poetic language, addressing some of the more compelling issues of our time: climate change, refugees, individual rights, the importance of the individual in today’s society, social media, and nature vs. society.
These are all speaking parts, there is a stipend, and we will be looking specifically for actors who are very comfortable with movement and dancers who are comfortable acting. Actors will play the range of characters, from people to whales to seagulls to parts of the ocean, and must be comfortable morphing from one character to the next.
Auditions will be held:
Saturday, March 25 from 2:00 to 6:00
Sunday, March 26, from noon to 5:00
Callbacks, if needed, will be Monday, March 27, from 6:00 to 9:00.
Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Parking for the theater is available along Main, Bunker Hill, and Medford Streets
To learn more about Plank and Alley Cat Theater, and to download a copy of the script, please visit www.alleycattheater.org/current-projects.
To reserve your audition slot, please email your resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alley Cat Theater is committed to fostering a diverse theater, hiring theater artists including actors, directors, dramaturgs, and designers regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
9/26/2017 06:53:20 am
I love auditions! I always dream of being to the center stage, singing and dancing together with my comrades. When I first read the article, my heart jumped for joy. I knew that I have to join Alley Cat Theater's Plank. I admire that Megan Schy Gleeson is directing the event. However, I felt sad knowing that the audition is already over. I felt that my dreams are on the brink of crushing. I wish they'll open another one for us.
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