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AUDITION at GARRET PLAYERS

Interested in auditioning? Great! We love new faces and old friends. We want to involve as many people as possible and want to have diverse and inclusive casts and crews.

The following information will help you prepare:
• Review the Upcoming Auditions schedule.
• Download the Garret Players Audition Form, which you may fill out beforehand and bring with you to your audition.  
   Forms will also be made available during the audition registration.

Auditions vary by Director but are usually “cold read” auditions from the script.  A Director may want to hear you do accents.  Dress comfortably.

Auditions are an opportunity for actors to discuss the script with the Director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, costumes and makeup, and production. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend.

The Director may also conduct a script review session before auditions.  This is an opportunity for actors to discuss the script with the Director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production.

Auditions:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018


Terms of Endearment
Adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon

Directed by John Pekar
Terms of Endearment will be presented as a staged reading.
You may contact Mr. Pekar at: cell/text 740-503-4800; email  jrpekar@gmail.com

Synopsis
Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks' screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma's struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Terms of Endearment is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

When

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Please contact Mr. Pekar if you want to arrange a different time for an audition or have any questions.  You do not need to attend both audition sessions, but you may if you wish to do so.

Where
Auditions will be in Board Room in the Garret on the third floor of the Fairfield County District Library,
219 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio. (map) (740-653-2745)

Performance Dates and Times
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.  Cast and crew must arrive at least one hour before curtain time. DO NOT AUDITION IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND A PERFORMANCE. The strike will be on Monday, May 21 before the library opens at 10:00 a.m.

Rehearsal Dates and Times
Rehearsals will be 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on May 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 16. Dress rehearsal with invited audience will be on Thursday, May 17 with a 7:00 p.m. curtain time and 6:30 p.m. call time for cast and crew. Rehearsals will begin and end on time.

On the audition form you will be asked to list any conflicts you anticipate with the rehearsal schedule.  We will do our best to accommodate conflicts for rehearsals but will take those conflicts into consideration in casting decisions.  Arriving on time for rehearsals is important because time is limited.

Script Review Session
Mr. Pekar will conduct a script review session on Monday, April 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the third floor of the Library.  This is an opportunity for actors to discuss the script with Mr. Pekar, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production.  Those interested in being on the crew are invited to attend the script review session too.

What to Expect
The roles of Aurora Greenway and Garrett Breedlove have been pre-cast. The audition will involve readings from the script, thus knowledge of the play is helpful. You may contact Mr. Pekar to request copies of the portions of the script he will have those auditioning read from (sometimes called “sides” or “cuttings”).  Resumes and headshots are encouraged, but not required.  Dress comfortably.

Character Breakdown
Available roles:
Emma Greenway (Aurora’s daughter) female, age 20 - 39
Patsy Clark/Doris/Nurse (Emma’s best girlfriend/young date of Garrett/nurse in hospital) female, age 20 - 39 (NOTE: while these are three characters for one actor, they may be split up depending upon the number of actors auditioning)
Flap Horton (Emma’s husband) male, age 20 - 39
Rudyard/Dr. Maise (Aurora’s husband/Emma’s doctor) male, age 40 - 70

Pre-cast roles:
Aurora Greenway (the mother)
Garret Breedlove (Aurora’s neighbor)

Accents are not required.
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