STUDENT DIRECTED ONE-ACTS
Directors Jack Dempsey, Morgan Donaldson, Trevor Gauckler, Jami Hartman and Jason Whitaker will be holding auditions for 4 one act plays, as well as for a capstone production of The Glass Menagerie, as part of the Directing II class. They are seeking 6 male presenting and 5 female presenting actors as well as 4 actors of any gender. All varying races, ages and abilities are welcome.
Auditions will be held October 9th, 7-9pm in Studio 112 at the Center for Contemporary Arts. No appointment necessary.
Audtionees should prepare a 30-60 second monologue and provide a headshot and resume (if available) . Selections from the scripts will be available for those who need them. Public sharing of the one acts will take place December 1-3. The Glass Menagerie performances will be February 17-19.
Jack Dempsey is in search of four actors of any age, race or gender presentation to perform in The Absurdity of it All by Christopher Soucy. It is a play depicting the absurdity of cult thinking and deifying individuals
RANZO- Thoughtful and rational, grounded
MEGOR- Witty and sassy, curious
FOLT- Best friend of Prag, a Buffoon with good intent, lost in life
PRAG- best friend of Folt, also a Buffoon with good intent, is rather lost
Morgan Donaldson is directing the play And Baby Makes Seven, written by Paula Vogel. She is looking for 3 actors of all race and age, 2 female presenting and 1 male presenting.
PETER- male, late 20’s/early 30’s, easily frustrated, practical, gay,
RUTH- female, late 20’s/early 30’s, stubborn, dramatic, manipulative
HENRI (played by Ruth)- male, 9yo, French, dramatic, easily angered, very immature
ORPHAN (played by ruth)- male, 9yo, uncivilized, studders, most like a toddler.
ANNE- female, late 20’s/early 30’s, motherly, kind, understanding, mediator, pregnant.
CECIL(played by anna)- male, 9yo, child genius, very matter of fact.
Trevor Gauckler is looking for one male actor and one female actress to act in a Performance of Caught In The Act by Bruce Kane. This play is a comedy about a crazy night that turns into a crazier morning.
DON- Male presenting – Caring & Charming.
ANNIE- Female presenting- Angry & Defensive
Jami Hartman is looking for two male presenting actors and two female presenting actors for her production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennesse Williams. The play is a memory play, focusing on the character’s Tom’s memories of his dysfunctional family life before leaving that part of himself behind.
TOM – The Narrator: regretful, lonely, isolated.
LAURA – Tom’s sister: anxious, nervous, shy.
AMANDA – Tom and Laura’s mother: moody, tempermental, overly sentimental.
JIM – A coworker of Tom: ordinary, gentlemanly, polite.
Jason Whitaker is looking for two male actors, 18+, of any ethnicity to be cast in an upcoming production of The Zoo Story written by Edward Albee.
JERRY- 18+ any ethnicity; lonely, eccentric, contemplative, critical of the world around him.
PETER-: 18+ any ethnicity; simple in life, simple in desires, reasonable, status quo minded, banal in thought
Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art & Theater auditions are open to Shepherd University students, faculty, and staff, and community members.
Prospective Students: To secure an audition or portfolio review time, please find information about our fall Open House here. If you’re unable to attend the scholarship auditions during the Open House, please email director kb saine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your headshot & resume or link to your portfolio, if possible, and use the subject line “scholarship appointment” in your email.