Auditions

Performance Description

Next Audition: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
Nov. 28 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dec. 2 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Midnight Sun is proud to be producing “Underneath the Lintel!” We will be holding auditions for 2 roles. One male, one female. This is a one person show with alternating male/female versions of the script.

Auditions will be COLD READ only. Ability to do ACCENTS is helpful. Age range 40-60, but very flexible and not strongly tied to this.

The sole character—the Librarian—embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket then take him/her on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages.

This is a full length production with only one performer. I will be using both versions of the script on alternate nights. Heavily accented with projections, music and props. The confidence of the actor is paramount.

Performances are:
April 13-15
April 19-22
April 27-28

Rehearsals will probably not start in earnest until early March, but I want to cast now so my performers have plenty of time to get the lines letter perfect. Also needed is a Set/Props designer. These are paid positions.

Email Dblock@MidnightSunTheatre.org for more information.


The Process

General
Please come on time to auditions and stay the entire period.  We try to make them short and focused.  Dress in clothing that will allow you to move and participate.  The audition notice will indicate if a Monologue is needed or we will be doing Cold Readings.

Cold Readings
Most of our auditions will require cold readings where prospective candidates will read from sections of script selected by the Director.  Read clearly.  Try to choose a “character” to portray as you read.  Be aware, you won’t necessarily read the character you want in the show.  But that doesn’t mean you won’t get it.

Prepared Pieces

  • Musical
    Prepared memorized piece about 15 bars in length from a show of similar style to the show we are casting.  Please bring instrumental only accompaniment.  (MP3 player is great!)
  • Non-Musical
    Prepared memorized monologue of 30 – 60 seconds from a show of similar style to the show we are casting.  You will also do cold readings.  (Prepared monologue not always required.  See specifics of each audition for information)

Video Auditions
For those unable to make it to a live audition, Video Auditions are acceptable.  Please record 3-5 monologues of different styles (no more than 30 secs. each.)  Please include a typical audition resume and information about your availability.
Email to dblock@midnightsuntheatre.org

Did I Get a Part?
Cast lists are posted usually about a week after auditions.  We post casting information on our website, facebook site and the websites of our producing partners.

Timeline
Usually we audition 12-16 weeks prior to opening and rehearsals generally begin 4-5 weeks before opening.  This allows actors ample time to memorize scripts BEFORE the first rehearsal.

What’s the Secret?
Casting decisions, contrary to popular belief, are not that difficult.  Here are the things we look for when casting, in order of importance:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Work Ethic
  • Stage Awareness
  • Vocal Strength
  • Look the Part
  • Talent

What this means is… EVERYONE has a shot!  Particularly those who are fun to be around and work hard.  Why not join us!?