Autumn 2017 Auditions

June 21, 2016
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OPEN TO ALL OHIO STATE STUDENTS

Please register for auditions at https://auditions.youcanbook.me

OSU FALL 2016 Department of Theatre Auditions for MACBETH: the school tour, ROMEO & JULIET, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, INTERACT and the LAB SERIES will be held Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26 between 6:00pm and 9:00pm in the Bowen Theatre at The Drake Performance and Event Center: 1849 Cannon Drive Columbus, Ohio 43210

***PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE TIME SLOT ON THE DATE OF YOUR CHOICE. PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE THE LAST TIME SLOT IF EARLIER TIME SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE OR YOU WILL BE CALLED TO ATTEND EARLIER***

Callback Notices will be emailed and posted Friday, August 26 sometime after 10pm on the south glass doors near the loading dock of the Drake Performance and Event Center.

It is the actor's responsibility to check their email and south glass doors for the callback notices.

Callbacks will occur in the Bowen Theatre and possibly other rooms at the Drake on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. Specific Times TBD.

Final Cast Lists will be posted after 1pm on Monday, August 29 in the 1st floor hallway on the call boards between room 101 and room 107.

AFTER READING ALL OF THE INFORMATION, please send additional questions to the Production Manager, Sherée Greco greco.73@osu.edu.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL SHOWS:
Select ONE:

• 1 monologue totaling no more than 3 minutes in length
• 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 4 minutes in length
• A text that you will perform, totaling no more than 4 minutes in length

(Graduate students are required to present 2 contrasting monologues.)

SCRIPTS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE TO SIGN OUT FOR 2 HOURS IN THE THEATRE DEPT. MAIN OFFICE (1089 Drake)

IF cast, you MUST enroll in TH4000.8 for 3 credit hours (or 2 credit hours in TH8000.8 for MFA Actors.)

SHOW INFORMATION:

Macbeth- School Tour
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Christopher Matsos
Directed by Geoff Wilson
Rehearsals begin August 30.
Performances are at Lincoln Theatre, downtown - 769 E Long St
Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 7:30pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 10:00am
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Saturday, October, 2016 - 7:30pm

The show then tours to area schools Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 17, 2016

All cast members must enroll in Theatre 4921S for 3 credit hours. Rehearsals take place during scheduled class time (T/R 8:00 AM-1:35 PM) in addition to MWF 6:30 PM- 10:30 PM and possibly Saturdays or Sundays

The cast will be comprised of 6 women and 4 men, all of whom play multiple roles with the exception of the title character.

Romeo & Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Alison Bomber
Directed by Alison Bomber
Roy Bowen Theatre
Rehearsals begin August 30. Performances: October 19 – October 30, 2016

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most passionate and eventful plays. The action takes place over just a few days, starting with a city-wide brawl, love at first sight, and the stakes and passions continue rising from there via multiple murders to a double-suicide. This 90-minute version will be physical and fast-paced, with Shakespeare’s words at the heart of the process and the performance. Many performers will have multiple roles, including cross-gender, so flexibility will be an advantage.

Casting - (D) signifies there will be some doubling, in some cases with character name

Juliet Capulet - young teenage girl, ferociously intelligent, only child
Lord Capulet - feuding aristocrat, autocratic father to Juliet
Lady Capulet - mother to Juliet, more concerned with her own affairs
Tybalt - nephew to Capulet, turbulent, violent young man - an excellent swordfighter (D)
Nurse - Juliet’s nurse, warm-hearted and talkative, but not the brightest of intellects
Peter - much put-upon servant to the Capulets (D)

Romeo Montague - young man of a romantic bent
Lord Montague (D - Mercutio) - feuding aristocrat, father to Romeo
Lady Montague (D - Balthasar, Friar John and other) - peaceable, mother to Romeo
Benvolio - nephew to Montague, close friend of Romeo’s, a young man of principle

Prince (could be female) (D - Apothecary and other) - the ruler of the city state of Verona, powerful, yet unable to curb the feuding of the Capulets and Montagues
Mercutio (D - Lord Montague) - best friend to Romeo, cousin to the Prince, a spirited young man of quick wit and impatience, and good sword skills
Paris (D) - cousin to the Prince, wealthy young nobleman, hoping to marry Juliet

Friar Laurence (D) - a monk who is Romeo’s confessor, generally considered a wise man
Friar John (D - Lady Montague and other) - monk and friend to Friar Laurence
Apothecary (D - Prince and other) - poverty-stricken seller of potions and poisons

Assorted Watchmen/Guards/Citizens/Partygoers to be covered by the company

One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Directed by Shilarna Stokes
Thurber Theatre
Rehearsals begin August 30. Performances: November 10 – November 20, 2016

Performers of all racial, ethnic, and gender identities are encouraged to audition for all roles.

About the Play
Richard Bean’s smash-hit comedy comes to OSU from London, via Broadway. Perpetually hungry and down-on-his-luck Francis Henshall finds himself working for two criminals at the same time. One is a small-time gangster, the other is an upper-class twit. Both are in hiding in the seaside holiday town of Brighton, and Francis must do all he can to keep them apart. Unbeknownst to Francis, his two “guvnors” are linked together in a hilarious plot involving romance, conspiracy, and a colorful cast of misfits.

Character Descriptions
FRANCIS HENSHALL – (30's) A lovable buffoon and a marvelous ham of a performer. In love with DOLLY. Servant to both STANLEY and RACHEL.

STANLEY STUBBERS – (20's) One of Francis' guvnors. A morally-challenged, upper-class twit. In love with RACHEL.

RACHEL (ROSCOE) CRABBE – (20's) One of Francis' guvnors. A tough cookie who is disguised as her dead twin brother, Roscoe. In love with STANLEY.

HARRY DANGLE – (50s) A crooked, and somewhat greasy lawyer for Charlie Clench. Father of ALAN.

CHARLIE “THE DUCK” CLENCH – (50's) A sentimental gangster. Tight with money. Father of PAULINE.

LLOYD BOATENG – (40’s) A Jamaican ex-con and pub owner. Friend to CHARLIE. 

PAULINE CLENCH – (20’s) A dim-witted Daddy’s girl who usually gets what she wants. Daughter of CHARLIE. In love with ALAN.

ALAN DANGLE– (20’s) An aspiring, self-obsessed actor who can’t stop performing. Son of HARRY.

DOLLY – (30s) A no-nonsense, modern woman who isn’t afraid to say what she wants or to use her considerable sex appeal to get it.

ENSEMBLE: 3 or 4 roles for actors of any gender. Ensemble members play a variety of entertaining characters who appear throughout the production.

InterACT
Directed by Elizabeth Wellman
In partnership with UCAT, the OSU Theatre’s Outreach and Engagement troupe seeks adventurous performers to be creative ambassadors for OSU Theatre’s work with educators, community partners, and venues.

InterACT is looking for 10-12 performers interested in working collaboratively to form a theatre ensemble working to: devise and perform interactive new works, develop and strengthen improv skills, develop new theatre with outreach partnerships, and create interactive theatre for social change.

All InterACT cast members enroll in Theatre 3921S for 3 credit hours. ALL rehearsals take place during scheduled class time (T/R 3:00-5:05 PM). InterACT members CAN also be cast in main stage productions without conflict.

This is a great way to develop your acting/ improv skills, gain practical work experience, and give something back to fellow Ohioans! For more information see “The Interact Theatre Project for Social Change” on Facebook

The Lab Series
The Lab Series is a student-driven, department-nurtured production series. Productions can occur in a variety of campus spaces, including the New Works Lab. Emphasis is on innovative work that functions on a zero budget model. The pieces presented will include a mix of student written pieces, new renderings of classic or obscure works, and community- building events. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free, first-come, first-served. Visit http://theatre.osu.edu/labseries for more information.