AUDITION at GARRET PLAYERS
Interested in auditioning? Great! We love new face 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, August 15, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jon Hale
The Glass Menagerie will be presented as a staged-reading.
You may contact Mr. Hale at: cell phone and text at 614-402-0678; email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Wingfield is a faded tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Tom is driven to distraction by his mother’s nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother’s anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. Tom invites a friend from work, Jim, to have dinner with the family. In spite of Amanda’s efforts to entrap Jim, he and Laura get along nicely and momentarily Laura is lifted out of herself. But when Jim explains he is engaged to be married the world of illusion Amanda and Laura have striven to create collapses about them.
The Glass Menagerie won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. It was Williams' first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights. Also by Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana, A Streetcar Named Desire, and many others.
The Glass Menagerie is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. on behalf of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Please notice that the Library will close at 5:00 p.m. that evening. Someone from The Glass Menagerie crew will be at the Library front door on Broad Street to let auditioners into the building beginning at 6:00 p.m.)
Please contact Mr. Hale 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.
Auditions will be in the Garret on the third floor of the Fairfield County District Library, 219 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio. [Click here for map] (740-653-2745)
Performance Dates and Times
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 17 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, September 18 before the Library opens at 10:00 a.m.
Rehearsal Dates and Times
We expect these events will take place in the Garret on the 3rd floor of the Main Library. However that space is busy and we may need to conduct some of these events in other spaces in the Library, such as the Directors Room on the 3rd floor.
Mr. Hale may schedule meetings with individual cast members after auditions and the table-read.
A cast meeting and table-read will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Rehearsals will be 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on September 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13. There also will be a rehearsal on Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal with invited audience will be on Thursday, September 14, 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 [Click here for our 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 Mr. Hale will take those conflicts into consideration in casting decisions. Arriving on time for rehearsals is important because time is limited.
Script Review Session
Mr. Hale will conduct a script review session on Sunday, August 13 starting at 2:00 p.m. on the third floor of the Main Library. This is an opportunity for actors to discuss the script with Mr. Hale, 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
No parts will be pre-cast. The audition will involve readings from the script, thus knowledge of the play is helpful. You may contact Mr. Hale 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.
Amanda Wingfield (the mother), Laura Wingfield (her daughter), Tom Wingfield (her son), Jim O’Connor (the gentleman caller): 2 women, 2 men; 4 total. Accents are not required