365 WOMEN A YEAR FESTIVAL - Rover Dramawerks Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 30, 2020
Audition Location: Plano, TX

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ROVER DRAMAWERKS ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS

365 WOMEN A YEAR FESTIVAL

Auditions: 
Saturday, February 15 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Appointments are required.  For an appointment time, please email audition14@roverdramawerks.com.

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

Brief Synopses:
Rover is pleased to present 8 plays by playwrights all over the United States for our sixth annual 365 Women a Year Festival. Directors are looking for an ensemble of ethnically diverse actors (male and female) to fill various roles for a festival of full-length staged readings and fully staged short productions.

 

Roles available: about 18 men and 18 women, 2 either, ages 11+:
 

Full-length staged readings:

Dear Anne, From Nina by Claudia I. Haas, directed by Glynda Welch

- NINA JENSEN (female, 11-13 and 16 in end scene) student, sister of Jeannie; wants out of the farm life

- JEANNIE JENSEN (female 14-16 and 19-20 in end scene), student, sister of Nina; content wherever she is

- ALICE JENSEN (female, mid 30s) teacher, mother to Nina and Jeannie; the farm is all she knows

- CHARLIE MILLER (male, 16-18 and 24 in end scene) friend/neighbor of the Jensens; initially content to life his life in Danville telling bad jokes

- ANNE FRANK (female, 11-13) a young girl in Amsterdam; her cup runneth over

- MARGOT FRANK (female, 14-16), Anne’s sister; inward, she is stronger than you know

- OTTO FRANK (male, 40s) Anne and Margot’s father; protector of his children

- RADIO ANNOUNCER (Male, pre-recorded)

 

The Glastonbury Cow Party by Jan Kimbrough, directed by Nancy Pistilli

- JULIA SMITH - 75 years old, rockribbed New England spinster

- ABBY SMITH - Julia’s sister - 70 years old, also a rock-ribbed New England spinster

- LYDIA BUTLER - Forty-something and vaporish / Mabel Crane, the Mayor’s wife / Bessie the Cow / Mrs. Thomas

- MARIANNE BUTLER - Lydia’s daughter -18 and pretty, the mature one in the family. / ROSIE the Cow / MRS. LEE

- SAM WHITNEY - 20’s, handsome and idealistic. / SUFFRAGIST

- HENRY GRISWOLD - the Town Rich Guy, late 70s, King of all he surveys / DAISY the Cow / SUFFRAGIST

- GEORGE ANDREWS - the Tax Collector, 50s or 60s, no-nonsense martinet. / MINNIE the Cow / SUFFRAGIST

- MAYOR CRANE - a Man in his 50s / HORACE CORNWALL - a man in his 40s / LILY the Cow / SUFFRAGIST / JUDGE HUNT

- MRS. DAGGET / AGATHA ANDREWS / BETTE NOLAN / WOMAN BUYER / WHITEY the Cow / MRS. KENT

- JIM KINDALL / NELSON HARDING / CHESTER SKIDMORE / SUPREME COURT JUDGE #1 / JESSIE the Cow / SUFFRAGIST

- JUDGE HOLLISTER / SUPREME COURT JUDGE #2 / PROXY the Cow / MALE VOICE #1 and #2 / SUFFRAGIST

 

[Miss] by W.L. Newkirk, directed by Jon-Paul McGowan

- DR. FRANCES OLDHAM KELSEY, FDA Investigator, Female

- DR. RAYMOND STEHLE, McGill Professor / DR. RAY NULSEN, Physician

- BETTY YODER, Merrell Pharmaceutical Representative, Female

- JOHN YODER, Husband of Betty, Male

- MARY BECK, Merrell Pharmaceutical Representative, Female

- DR. JOSEPH MURRAY, Merrell Contact Man, Male

- DR. RAYMOND POGGE, Merrell Medical Director, Male

- GERTRUDE HELFER, FDA Staff, Female

 

The Ashes of Aquitaine by Rusty Harding and Leigh Wyatt Moore

            This show has been precast.

 

Fully staged short plays:

Pulse by Allie Costa, directed by Mildred Austin

- JOCELYN BELL – Female. 24. Astrophysicist. Intelligent. Focused. Born and raised in Northern Ireland.

- ANTONY HEWISH - Male. 43. Jocelyn’s thesis advisor. Radio astronomer. Intelligent. Enjoys the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way. From Cornwall.

- MARTIN RYLE - Male. 49. Radio astronomer. Quick-thinking, smart, and charismatic. From Brighton.

 

Vogue written and directed by Libby Mitchell

- ALINE BERNSTEIN - 40s, put together, charismatic, happy

 

It Will Happen by Carol M. Rice, directed by Libby Mitchell

- JEAN MARIAN PURDY - Female, nurse and embryologist, English, age 32

- ROBERT EDWARDS - Male, biologist and physiologist, English, age 52

- PATRICK STEPTOE - Male, obstetrician and gynecologist, English, age 64

- CELLS - Two roles that are primarily movement, as their dance is essential to telling this story. Any age and ethnicity, male or female.

 

The Hooligans Outside My Door by Susan Shafer, directed by Mildred Austin

- GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, a 21-year-old art student

- PROPRIETOR, a clerk in an art store

 

Actors will be considered for multiple plays and multiple roles.


Other information:

- Email audition14@roverdramawerks.com for an appointment time.
- Be prepared to do cold readings from the scripts.
- Please bring a copy of your resume and head shot.
- References may be required.
- Actors and technicians will receive small stipends.
- Rehearsal times and locations will vary.
- Please visit the website at www.roverdramawerks.com or call (972) 849-0358 for more information. 

365 Women a Year Festival will run March 26 - April 4 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580, Plano 75023.

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