WRENS - Rover Dramawerks Non Equity Auditions

Posted: March 3, 2014
Audition Location: Plano, TX

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by Anne McGravie
directed by Jason Rice

Monday, March 24 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks, if needed, will be the evening of Wednesday, March 26.

Appointments are required.  For an appointment time, please email audition13@roverdramawerks.com.

Auditions will be at Rover Dramawerks’ NEW theatre venue located at 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of 75 and Parker Rd. in the Ruisseau Village Shopping Center.

Brief Synopsis:
In a cabin in Scotland at the end of World War II, seven women face returning to “civvy” life once the war is over. (drama)

Roles (7 women):

Meg, aged 17½:  Scottish. Eager but subdued around her elders. An orphan raised by nuns, she is sensitive about her orphan status. Defensive about her youth and conservative upbringing.

Dawn, aged 19:  Upper class British, probably from a very established family. Not accustomed to work or responsibility. A demure, “old-fashioned” girl, not particularly forceful or confident, she probably believes herself above the other women, but she is subservient to men. Probably followed Stanley into the service.

Doris, in her 20s:  Middle class British, a writer; projection of the playwright. Dreamy, literate. Romantic, but believes her one true love is/was Charlie, who was killed in combat. Thorough but not fastidious, dreamy but not distracted. Earthy.

Cynthia, in her 20s:  Upper class British. Precise, systematic, rule-oriented. As a signals operator, she is the most technically trained and definitely the most security conscious and martial of the women. Intelligent, specific and decisive – but not as cold-blooded as she might like to be.

Chelsea, in her 20s:  British. The embodiment of these women’s concept of freedom. She functions as a driver for upper officers, and one would assume she has the ear of her associates. Her confidence and bearing elicit jealousy and spite in women. This part is all charisma; with a handful of lines, her presence and absence must be thunderous.

Jenny, in her 20s or early 30s: A proper Welsh lady, probably from a semi-rural district. Not upper class by any means but well-heeled for her region. Very conservative, the most likely to be costumed with hair in a tight bun. Savvy about people and respectful of her betters, explaining a class-like tolerance for Dawn’s sloth.

Gwyneth, in her 20s or early 30s: Welsh. The busy-body of the hut. Less refined than Jenny but otherwise similarly heeled. Her social transgressions are a rebellion, symbolic of the freedom hinted at by the situation of the women actually maintaining careers in the distraction of war.

Accents will be required for all characters. (Rover will provide a dialect coach for rehearsals.)

All roles are available.

Other information:

- Email audition13@roverdramawerks.com for an appointment time, and access to a script will be made available to you.
- Please come prepared with a one-minute dramatic monologue.
- Also be prepared to read from the script. Please be familiar with the script when you come to audition.
- Please bring a resume and head shot.
- Actors and technicians will receive stipends.
- Rehearsals will be in Plano and will begin on or around April 7.
- Please visit the website at www.roverdramawerks.com or call (972) 849-0358 for more information.  

WRENS will run May 12 - June 7, 2014 at Rover Dramawerks’ new theatre in Plano - 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580, Plano 75023, and will include a visit from Chicago-based playwright Anne McGravie.


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