Auditions

The T. Schreiber New Works Initiative proudly launches our 2018-2019 season with a workshop production of WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT by Lia Romeo, winner of our New Works Initiative 2017-2018 season. We are also excited to announce the first winner of our 2018-2019 Staged Reading Initiative, IN LOCO PARENTIS by Adam Kraar, the first in a series of four staged readings to be performed this season.

T. Schreiber Studio values diversity in casting. All characters below can be cast with actors of any ethnicity. There is flexibility in age range for some of the roles listed. We encourage actors of all backgrounds to audition.

Scroll down for audition information for both the workshop and staged reading.


WORKSHOP

WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT by Lia Romeo

Directed by Crystal Edn

AUDITIONS: Thursday, Nov. 1st  6pm10pm and Friday, Nov. 2nd  6pm10pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday, Nov. 3rd 12pm4pm
REHEARSALS: Nov. 5th – Dec. 6th (weeknights & weekends)
PERFORMANCES: Dec. 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th @ 8:00pm and Dec 9th and 16th @ 3:00pm

AUDITION SIGN UP:
No phone calls, please. Limited times available – one person per time slot. (If all audition slots are taken, you may come to the audition and we will try to fit you in if time permits.)

Please prepare Side #1 for the character you choose to audition for. See the synopsis, casting breakdown, and sides below. Full script not available.

SIDES: WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AUDITION

Synopsis: Jenna and Kate are best friends…until they end up on different sides of a sexual assault accusation.  A play about rape culture, consent, and how to listen.

Character Breakdown: 

JENNA, 17, female.  Quiet, thoughtful, smart, hasn’t yet grown into herself.

KATE, 17, female, Jenna’s best friend.  Loud, outgoing, outwardly confident but inwardly insecure.

DEREK, 17, male, Jenna’s crush.  Popular, confident, easy in his own skin (until he isn’t).

BENNY, 17, male, Kate’s best friend.  Outgoing, smart, funny, interested in everyone else’s lives and wishes someone would be interested in his.

KEVIN, 48, male, Jenna’s dad.  Quiet, thoughtful, awkward, genuine.


A STAGED READING

IN LOCO PARENTIS    by Adam Kraar

Directed by Joan Kane

AUDITIONS: Saturday, Nov. 10th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM and Sunday, Nov 11th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM
REHEARSALS (two**):
Nov. 15th 1:30PM – 5:30PM and Nov. 16th 1:30PM – 5:30PM
PERFORMANCES (two**): Sunday Nov. 18th at 3PM and 7PM

**Please note that there are two rehearsals and two performances of this reading. YOU MUST HAVE FULL AVAILABILITY FOR ALL DATES!

AUDITION SIGN UP:
No phone calls, please. Limited times available – one person per time slot. (If all audition slots are taken, you may come to the audition and we will try to fit you in if time permits.)

Please prepare Side #1 for the character you choose to audition for. See the synopsis, casting breakdown, and sides below. Full script not available.

Synopsis:  At a co-ed boarding school during the Vietnam War, teachers and students stumble through a minefield of politics, desire, and spiritual yearning. Caught in the middle of this explosive landscape are Charlie, a young religion teacher who’s a stranger in America, and Edie, a wildly rebellious student Charlie’s determined to rescue from herself.

Character Breakdown:

CHARLIE TAMARKIN, 30 a teacher, though this is one of his very first positions.  Seeking, yearning, idealistic, witty and somewhat lost.  Having spent much of his life overseas, he’s a stranger in a strange land. CHARLIE SIDES

EDIE LANSBERG, 17 a junior, though she’s only transferred to the school this year.  A passionate rebel.  Socially and intellectually precocious in many ways, though not as sophisticated as she imagines.  Volatile:  capable of emotionally turning on a dime as quick as thought.  Audacious, provocative and blunt, yet at times she’s hyper-sensitive, vulnerable and startlingly naive. EDIE SIDES

DEAN MOREHEAD, 57 a teacher, Dean of Faculty and Dean of Discipline.  Beneath his gruff reserve is a deep moral and intellectual passion about this school and its mission.  He believes in being a gentleman, but is struggling with disturbing events in the world, the school and in himself.  He strives to be a good parent to his students and to his staff. DEAN SIDES

SHEILA STOKES, 17 a junior.  African-American.  Exceptional dignity and poise, but also very lonely in this school.  Her keen intelligence and reserve is at odds with her need for a friend and confidant. SHEILA SIDES

FAY COOPER,  36 a teacher and guidance counselor.  A strong, quiet spirituality and warmth.  Fay is a straight-shooter, with a sharp, wry sense of humor.  She’s originally from a small town in Georgia, a fact which is evident in her accent. FAY SIDES

SAM HOFFMAN, 18 a senior.  Born to privilege.  Smart, confident and attractive – and knows it. SAM SIDES

 

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