by John Patrick Shanley
Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson
Scenic Designer: Dathan Powell
Auditions and Crew Interviews: Sunday, August 30 and Monday, August 31, 2020
Callbacks: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
One may attend either Sunday, August 30 or Monday, August 31 for one or both of the following times:
6:00pm Open Crew Interviews Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center–Level 1, UIS Campus
7:00pm Open Auditions Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center–Level 1, UIS Campus
Please Note: Auditions will chiefly consist of cold readings from the script. 1 Min Prepared Contemporary Monologues are appreciated, but not required. Headshots/Resumes are also appreciated, but not required. A limited number of scripts ARE NOW AVAILABLE for checkout from the main/front desk in Brookens Library, here on the UIS campus. Please click on this link, to see the current “Grab-And-Go Service” available at Brookens Library for checking out your script: https://brookenslibrary.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/grab-and-go-service-starts-7-13/
Performances: November 6, 7, 8 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) & November 12, 13, 14 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.), 2020
The curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows is 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m.
Please Note: This production may not play in front of any live audience, as we strive to be as safe as possible for everyone. It is likely that this production will either be recorded live (without an audience) and then made available for online audiences, or live-streamed for online audiences.
Please Also Note: Those planning on attending our open crew interviews and/or our open auditions should plan on wearing masks as they arrive to the Studio Theatre main entrance. Upon arriving, actors and crew members will be guided on where/when to wait their turn, where/when to enter, exit, etc.
ALSO: *Video submissions are allowed as an alternative to in-person auditions. Email a recording of a 1-minute monologue selection (preferably from the play, but any contemporary monologue will do) to Director, Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson at email@example.com between August 26 and August 31. (phone video recordings are sufficient). Please audition in the way which is most comfortable for you.
CAST: FLEXIBLE – “gender blind” casting will be employed when possible. 4 women, 4 men. Or fewer. Or More.
Those Interested in Working Backstage
Those interested in working backstage (stage managers, props crew, sound research, costumes, dresser, running crew) are asked to attend one night of these auditions, fill out an audition form, and indicate the area of interest backstage. The production team will take a few minutes to meet with you to discuss your area of interest.
Please fill out an audition form when you arrive prior to the auditions start time. Auditions will consist of “cold readings” from the script. Be prepared to make some bold choices, take some risks, and have fun! Prepared monologues and headshots/resumes are appreciated, but are NOT required.
UIS THEATRE invites all theatre artists to audition for roles or apply for backstage work for one of our upcoming productions. Currently enrolled UIS students are given primary consideration in casting roles and backstage assignments, as well as in determining each production. UIS Theatre strives to have our productions reflect the diversity of our world. As such, actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identifications, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to audition for all of our productions.